I guess if you tried hard enough and worked at it, it could be done. Accuracy would more than likely be pretty bad. Also, I honestly dont see much in the way of cost benfits, with 380 being just as much as 38. Find a light bullet 38Sp and have fun!
Wow that is really cool. That would make shooting the M380 much easier for those who own one. Great thread info. Thanks.Well, if you can shoot a trimmed .38 in a .380, the reverse should be possible.
I suspect .380 in the Taurus moon clip would work in an 85, SAMMI pressures notwithstanding...
I saw in a thread on another board where the guy fired .380's in a .38 special by putting a rubber o-ring in the .380 extractor groove. It stuck out far enough and was big enough to headspace. It apparently wasn't 100% reliable, but it worked.Wow that is really cool. That would make shooting the M380 much easier for those who own one. Great thread info. Thanks.
Yeah, there's nothing the .380 can do balistically that the .38 spl can't do better. The only thing the .380 revolver has over a .38 spl is that it is slightly more compact, the frame is a bit shorter than the same gun in .38. If you have another .380, you only need one cartridge. Not really a big deal.No real reason I guess other than availablity. Looks like the .38 special loaded very light would have less chamber pressure and maybe felt recoil anyways? Thanks
INdeed?I saw in a thread on another board where the guy fired .380's in a .38 special by putting a rubber o-ring in the .380 extractor groove. It stuck out far enough and was big enough to headspace. It apparently wasn't 100% reliable, but it worked.
Why? would be another question.
there you go!.38 spl has a SAAMI Pressure rating of 17,000 PSI
.38 spl +P has a SAAMI Pressure rating of 20,000 PSI
.380 has a SAMMI Pressure rating of 21,500 PSI
.357 Mag has a SAMMI Pressure rating of 35,000 PSI
The .380 could be more then a .38 spl can handle, I would use caution in trying this.
Well I wouldn't do it, but for the sake of argument those are maximum working pressures. I'm betting most factory ammo stays well below those. The .380 and .38+P are close enough that I doubt anything would happen in a +P gun. Not that I'm going to try it, 'cause I have the correct ammo for my guns. Though I did try that .380 TAR....ooops....there you go!
my thoughts exactly!
just cause the 38 spl is a big old long case remember that it was originally a black powder round I believe.
kind of like putting a 308 winchester in a 30/30 and firing it, likely somethign is going to come apart and that ain't usually pretty.
well thats true!If people didn't tinker with things we would still be living in caves.
Just be safe about it.
I have often thought just how difficult would it be to design a ejector that would remove the auto rounds from the revolver?If you get a new Charter Arms revolver dedicated to an auto pistol round, I believe they now come with a device built into the cylinder that does not require moon clips.