Which is better a 9mm or a 380?

Which is better a 9mm or a 380?

380 both have the same diameter bullet, but the 9mm casing and overall length is longer. The . 380 has less recoil so is popular with concealable handguns while the 9mm is more powerful and has more recoil. Both can be great defensive calibers if ammo is properly chosen.

Is 380 and 9mm ammo the same?

380 auto and 9mm ammunition are all the same caliber. (Caliber is the size of the projectile, or bullet.) The different names are for marketing reasons or because of where the cartridge was developed. 380 auto is called the 9mm Kurz (short).

What is the best 380 round for self defense?

380 Ammo for Self-Defense. Based on the numbers provided by Ammo To Go, the Federal Personal Defense loaded with 99-grain HST JHP bullets appears to be the best 380 acp ammo for self-defense. During testing, this round delivered penetration within the FBI’s desired range and had excellent shot diameter at . 59 inches.

What’s the difference between.380 and 9mm Luger?

The .380 has less penetration power than the 9mm round: 9 inches for the .380 versus 13 inches for the 9mm. A side-by-side comparison of the .380 Auto and 9mm Luger cartridges, showing differences in both length and diameter.

What’s the difference between a 9mm and a.380 ACP?

Indeed, the .380 ACP, aptly named the 9mm short has a bullet diameter that is almost identical to the traditional 9mm (.355 inches). The main difference between the .380 ACP and 9mm Parabellum is the size of the casing, rather than the bullet.

Which is better.380 or 9mm for concealment?

A heavier weapon means less recoil. .380 cartridges are better if concealment is a top priority. The rounds are shorter and less powerful, meaning the pistols that fire them can be smaller and easier to conceal than when using 9mm rounds.

Which is better a.380 or A.22?

Think of the old adage, “A hit with .22 is better than a miss with 10mm.” I chose guns based on availability, and these guns are not intended to be an exhaustive list. For the .380 handguns, I compared the Glock 42, the Kimber Micro .380, the SIG Sauer P238 and my venerable Walther PPK/S.