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Posted: 12/27/2012 11:26:26 AM EDT
What would have happened if he tried to fire the gun? Ka-Boom? Certainly wouldn't cycle, would it?

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/289040/483/Teen-arrested-with-gun-at-OP-movie-theatre

Yeah, it's in Florida.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:27:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2012 11:29:36 AM EDT by Colonel_Angus]
Dumbass. Although in his defense, 9mm is hard to find!
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:27:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:29:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:29:34 AM EDT
It might work, sometimes.

Poor velocity and really crappy accuracy. If.... if it fired.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:30:15 AM EDT
Probably would not have fired.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:30:25 AM EDT
Pistols marked 9mm Kurz take .380 ammo. Probably over 1/2 cops don't know that.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:31:28 AM EDT
You can shoot 9mm through a 40. I have done it on accident before.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:33:50 AM EDT
It would work as the case would be held in place by the extractor. It might not cycle properly but it would likely go BOOM at least once.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:34:04 AM EDT
It will work, probably.

But, it doesn't take rocked appliances to know a little something about headspace.


Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:35:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2012 11:35:21 AM EDT by GAshooter11]
Originally Posted By Colonel_Angus:
Dumbass. Although in his defense, 9mm is hard to find!






first post

Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:39:44 AM EDT
It works
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:39:50 AM EDT
A friend of mine was at a range once with 2 handguns in 1 lane, one was 380 one was 9mm.

He loaded a single round of 380 into the top of the 9mm mag, he was complaining about how hard he had to push it to get it to seat in the mag.

He kept trying but it wouldnt go into battery, after a minute he realized his mistake. I believe it was a glock 9mm, don't remember what model though.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:41:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Colonel_Angus:
Dumbass. Although in his defense, 9mm is hard to find!


Ain't that the truth
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:43:35 AM EDT
It'd most likely fire, but he'd be taking a trip to Stovepipe City.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:43:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JohnSmith6073:
Pistols marked 9mm Kurz take .380 ammo. Probably over 1/2 cops don't know that.


LOL

Joke might be on the other foot.

Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:44:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tango7:
Since most 9mm P and .380 (9mm corto) seat on the case mouth I actually wonder if it would have fired at all.

If it did, I wouldn't want to be nearby.

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It will in a Glock, ask me how I know.

No KaBoom, just would not extract.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:44:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
I thought someone here claimed it would work, I'm not trying it

I would not try it.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:45:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
It would work as the case would be held in place by the extractor. It might not cycle properly but it would likely go BOOM at least once.


Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:45:21 AM EDT
In a Glock 17, the .380 fired and you could see the round pop out of the barrel and go about 10 feet until it fell into the dirt.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:46:12 AM EDT
I clicked the link and saw everything I needed to see. Just a guess, it was a High Point. What dumbass.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:47:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2012 11:48:10 AM EDT by VBC]
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
In a Glock 17, the .380 fired and you could see the round pop out of the barrel and go about 10 feet until it fell into the dirt.


.380 is a low pressure round. The case might be indeed strong enough to contain the pressure.

That's like how pistol rounds shoot in dreams, if you can get the trigger to work.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:47:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2012 11:49:32 AM EDT by hkusp9]
Yes it will work, i have fired probably 1 or 2 mags worth of .380 out of my glock 26.

Accuracy is fine, cases bulge pretty good and you have to hand cycle it, otherwise it works just fine.

Never chrono'ed it for velocity but they make holes in paper.

In other news, i could give a fuck about a glock
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:47:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Colonel_Angus:
Dumbass. Although in his defense, 9mm is hard to find!


Not around here...
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:47:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JohnSmith6073:
Pistols marked 9mm Kurz take .380 ammo. Probably over 1/2 cops don't know that.


Yeah, it's only you non-popo, smart guys who know such things.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:47:48 AM EDT
owe-bama should stop having kids.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:47:52 AM EDT
I'm surprised .380 is around this time



last panic binge...............the shit was like squatch
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:48:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:49:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Colonel_Angus:
Dumbass. Although in his defense, 9mm is hard to find!


I lol.

Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:49:40 AM EDT
My W. German made P232 only says 9mm Kurz.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:50:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By VBC:
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
In a Glock 17, the .380 fired and you could see the round pop out of the barrel and go about 10 feet until it fell into the dirt.


.380 is a low pressure round. The case might be indeed strong enough to contain the pressure.

That's like how pistol rounds shoot in dreams, if you can get the trigger to work.


I know! I freaking HATE THAT
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:52:45 AM EDT


Today's lesson: Don't act like a dick to the secuity guard when you're carrying an illegal handgun.


Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:54:26 AM EDT
Will it even chamber? .380 cases are larger at the base, and use a different shell holder than 9mm.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 11:59:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MARINEORDIE:
You can shoot 9mm through a 40. I have done it on accident before.


I have done this as well. No-Kaboom in my hand grenade. (Glock)
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:00:44 PM EDT


It's possible the gun is a 9mm Kurz, Short, .380, whatever... and the cop just saw the "9mm" written on the side.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:07:46 PM EDT
watched a guy shoot his single shot beretta 92fs, was running 380 ammo thought it, i asked him is he had any 9mm ammo, told him if he did the gun would function as its supposed to.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:09:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
I thought someone here claimed it would work, I'm not trying it

From time to time while reloading 9mm, I've had .380 cases that slip through all inspections and get loaded. I've knowingly fired several of them after noticing them while loading mags at the range. So, they were .380 cases loaded with 9mm charges and shot from a 9mm gun. Cycled, ejected, nothing spectacular.

.380 cases loaded to .380 specs may not work though.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:10:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bushmaster1984:
I'm surprised .380 is around this time



last panic binge...............the shit was like squatch


shhhhh


the LCP came out at the same time i think that had something to do with the 380 shortage in 2008
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:14:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vanvideo:
What would have happened if he tried to fire the gun? Ka-Boom? Certainly wouldn't cycle, would it?

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/289040/483/Teen-arrested-with-gun-at-OP-movie-theatre

Yeah, it's in Florida.

We need laws that don't allow 17 year old kids to buy handguns.




But he may have got it from Travon, they look related.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:16:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By felrom:

Originally Posted By Aimless:
I thought someone here claimed it would work, I'm not trying it

From time to time while reloading 9mm, I've had .380 cases that slip through all inspections and get loaded. I've knowingly fired several of them after noticing them while loading mags at the range. So, they were .380 cases loaded with 9mm charges and shot from a 9mm gun. Cycled, ejected, nothing spectacular.

.380 cases loaded to .380 specs may not work though.


I didn't want to be the first to admit that.



Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:18:51 PM EDT
I use .380 in glock 17 mags to instruct malfunction drills. The round will fire, but the case won't eject.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:20:26 PM EDT
9x18 Makarov can fire .380 (not well, but it does go bang)
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:23:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By APG12:
I use .380 in glock 17 mags to instruct malfunction drills. The round will fire, but the case won't eject.

Winning!
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:24:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fxntime:
It would work as the case would be held in place by the extractor. It might not cycle properly but it would likely go BOOM at least once.


This. I've seen it numerous times with 9mm in a .40. The brass expands to the size of the chamber and the bullet leaves the barrel. Not as much zip on it, but it'd work once.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:26:13 PM EDT
Probably didn't want to get shot in case some crazy was in the theater
http://haha.xxx/images/adri017n.jpg
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:27:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By APG12:
I use .380 in glock 17 mags to instruct malfunction drills. The round will fire, but the case won't eject.


while it can be done I would not suggest long term use of this method...
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:27:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tango7:
Since most 9mm P and .380 (9mm corto) seat on the case mouth I actually wonder if it would have fired at all.

If it did, I wouldn't want to be nearby.

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile


If the extractor had held it in, it may have fired. Could have gone down the pipe without incident, or it could kaboom. Don't know, don't want to find out.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:27:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MARINEORDIE:
You can shoot 9mm through a 40. I have done it on accident before.


Twice here
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:27:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VBC:
Originally Posted By Kstanton:
In a Glock 17, the .380 fired and you could see the round pop out of the barrel and go about 10 feet until it fell into the dirt.


.380 is a low pressure round. The case might be indeed strong enough to contain the pressure.

That's like how pistol rounds shoot in dreams, if you can get the trigger to work.



I know that one well.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:27:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By APG12:
I use .380 in glock 17 mags to instruct malfunction drills. The round will fire, but the case won't eject.


Seriously?

That seems like a terrible idea... the one time I did it on accident in a G17, the case popped, and the round barely made it out of the barrel.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 12:29:39 PM EDT
One time at the range my buddy set his box of open .380 right beside my 9mm. I loaded an entire mag and made it through 13 shots before I had any type of failure.

The only thing that happened was the slide didn't fully return to battery. This was in a P226.
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