(Nickel-Plated) .380 ACP
- Wet-tumbled/polished, once fired, Nickel-Plated .380 ACP pistol brass sourced mainly from indoor ranges
- May include a variety of manufacturers and headstamps
- Spent primers will still be intact in the cases and must be removed before beginning the reloading process
- Extra brass cases will be included to make up for any stray calibers, unusable pieces, or other cosmetic defects that may slip through our screening process
- It's not uncommon to find some nested calibers (e.g., 9mm or .32 caliber brass) mixed in due to the similarity in size and appearance when processing large quantities of brass. The total amount of .380 ACP brass should still be equal to or greater than the amount you ordered due to our inclusion of extra brass by weight.
- We ship orders within one to two business days of receiving your order on our end. Orders are shipped using USPS Priority Mail which includes free shipment tracking.
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.380 ACP (other times referred to as 9x17mm, 9mm Browning, 9mm Corto, 9mm Kurz, 9mm Short, and 9mm Browning Court) was made by John Moses Browning. Colt introduced this round alongside a new model of firearm in 1908. Unlike other cartridges .380 ACP doesn’t follow the conventional naming conventions of the diameter of the projectile, the actual bullet diameter of .380 ACP is .355 inches. The .380 ACP cartridge has nationwide usage since hitting the market. It was picked up by at least 5 European nations as the standard pistol cartridge prior to World War 2.
.380 ACP was widely used by the police force in and around Europe up till the 1970s. In todays times .380 ACP is starting to regain popularity due to the increase of concealed carry laws. Tons of well known and established brands produce a variety of different firearms chambered in .380 ACP. Glock (not available in the United States), Kahr P380, Luger LCP, Sig Sauer P230/P232/P238, Colt Mustang pocketlite, Beretta .380, Llama Firearms Micromax, Walther PPK/S/PK380, CZ 83, Bersa Thunder 380 (just to name a few in no particular order).
When it comes to performance, .380 ACP is considered by most as a compact, lightweight, short range cartridge. Lots of people characterize a cartridge based on “stopping power” or the bullets expansion, penetration, and energy. Even though is has slightly less stopping power in comparison to other rounds, .380 ACP is still an ideal cartridge for shooters who want very manageable recoil making it a fan favorite amongst the women’s shooting community. The bullet energy generated from .380 ACP varies but is commonly 190-294 foot-pounds force (258-399 J). Since .380 ACP is still a highly used and sought after cartridge that means there is typically an abundance of once fired brass available on the market.