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.380 Automatic

.380 Automatic is the SAMMI designation for a rimless, straight-walled pistol cartridge that was designed by John Moses Browning.

.380 Automatic headspace is measured from the rim of the case mouth.

cartridge typepistol
case typerimless, straight walled
bullet diameter.355"
neck diameter.373"
base diameter.374"
rim diameter.374"
rim thickness.045"
case length.680"
case trim length.675"
overall length (maximum).980"
maximum pressure21,500 psi

also known as:

      • 9mm Browning Short
      • 9mm Corto
      • 9mm Kurz
      • 9mm Short
      • 9x17mm
      • .380 ACP
      • .380 Automatic Colt Pistol

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