Among the hot topics for discussion these days is the ACP cartridge, more than one hundred years old and among the first of the modern smallbore pistol cartridges. Both the 38 ACP and the 32 ACP predate the , and each as originally introduced featured a small semi-rim for headspace. The headspaces in modern fashion on the case mouth. Originally intended to perform as a pocket-pistol cartridge in early Colt and Browning pistols, the Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge has enjoyed increasing popularity with the passage of reasonable concealed carry laws. The race to produce a maximum size savings in ACP pistols has produced pistols in this caliber no larger than the equivalent 32 ACP chambering.
When Does a .380 Beat a 9mm?
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Gauging 380 ACP Loads: FMJ May Be the Only Way to Go
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However, this cartridge is manageable, reliable, and without a doubt deadly. The power and performance concerns for this cartridge can be overcome if you choose a product that delivers the right amount of penetration along with decent shot diameter and velocity. Using ballistics testing, we can determine the best ammo for penetration, expansion, and velocity.