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380 ammo is occasionally known as 9mm short, or 9mm Kurz due to the fact it does utilize a 9mm projectile. Both the case and the projectile are shortened to make the overall length of the round over 4mms shorter than a 9mm. A shorter round means you can build an overall smaller gun. The 380 ACP’s diminutive size isn’t indicative of it’s potential as a self-defense cartridge. Companies like Federal and Hornady produce top quality defensive .380 ammo that’s nothing to laugh at.
With the round’s sudden jump in popularity as a self-defense cartridge every major ammunition manufacturer jumped on board to create high quality 380 ammo. If you’re looking for cheap 380 ammo then you’ve come to the right place. We have 380 ammo for sale from top brands like Blazer Brass, American Eagle, and Federal Premium. You can also buy bulk 380 ammo and save even more.
380 ACP Ammo History
380 ACP ammo was designed by legendary arms and ammunition designer John Moses Browning in 1908. The ACP in .380 ammo ACP stands for Automatic Colt Pistol, as it was designed for the Colt Pocket Hammerless. 380 ACP is known by a few names, like 380, 9mm Short, and 380 Kurz.
The design of the 380 ACP ammo allows it to be used in small, blowback operated pistols. Blowback operated guns tend to be reliable, cheaper to produce and they allow the barrel to be fixed for greater accuracy.
The .380 ACP ammo cartridge was fairly popular until the end of World War 2. After World War 2 service handguns trended towards 9mm and 45 ACP. The 380 ACP was used for popular smaller handguns like James Bond’s Walther PPK.
The 380 ACP has had one of the largest comebacks in ammunition history. At one point 380 ACP was almost a niche round and then concealed carry exploded. People wanted smaller and smaller guns and the 380 ACP was the perfect round for any these new pocket pistols. The little round was designed for guns that utilized a blowback design, and lacked a barrel locking mechanism.
380 ACP ammo gained enough steam that there are presently tons of defensive options available for it. The 380 ACP is a good choice for concealed carry or in a backup gun due to the small size of the guns, and the potency of the 380 ACP.