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Old 11-19-2017, 04:34 PM   #1
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380 ammo shot thru a 9mm what whould happen

I was curious what would happened if this happened
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:44 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2017, 04:50 PM   #3
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Now I know marshall
I was just curious thanks
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:37 PM   #4
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I found this on another web page and it explains it a little better.....


Rimless cartridges are held in their proper place by the way the chamber is machined in conjunction with the casing having the proper length. Since the casing of the .380acp (also known as a 9x17mm) is shorter than the 9mm luger/parabellum (also known as the 9x19mm), the .380 will go too far into the chamber.

This means the firing pin will not strike the primer because the .380 is 2mm further into the chamber than the 9mm.

If the extractor does happen to attach to the rim of the .380 as it is chambered, it may or may not be strong enough to hold while the firing pin strikes the primer in order to get reliable firing.

If the extractor does hold the .380 in it's proper place and then has enough to hold onto it while the firing pin strikes to primer and it goes bang, you will only get that one round off before the gun jams.

9x19mm semi-automatics are designed to work with 9x19mm rounds. This includes the pressures that are generated from the firing of the cartridge in addition to the proper chamber length.

The pressures generated by the .380 cartridge will not be enough to fully move the slide to the rear, extracting and ejecting the spent cartridge and then picking up a new cartridge on it's return trip forward.

Long story short, it may work for pull of the trigger, but that is all. It will be a single shot.

As the safety rules say, Only use the proper ammunition in the firearm that you are using.
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How does the crown feel about Skyy and tea?
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:57 PM   #6
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This is the same basic question and answer we had with the 40 S&W & 10mm in the Super Jagare Thread. Check post #41 & #42 in that thread.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:09 PM   #7
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:45 PM   #8
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I thought it would blow the gun up or cause some sort of damage to it
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:52 PM   #9
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I thought it would blow the gun up or cause some sort of damage to it
One time I grabbed a 9mm mag and shot it through my PCII 45 and I could tell as soon as I heard the shot. From that day forward my mags were color coded and separated on the range bench. Now if it were the other way around I believe things might have turned out much different.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:02 PM   #10
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Amazing; wouldn't have thought it would even feed.

My mags are color-coded also; blue slampad for 9 and black for 45.

Thank GOD I'm not colorblind.
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