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.380 Auto (9mm Browning Short) VS .22 TCM

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.380 Auto (9mm Browning Short)

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MSRP:

$17.99

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$17.99

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$19.99

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$0.00

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Gun Specifications

Specifications

.380 Auto (9mm Browning Short)

.22 TCM

Height

0.68

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Average FPS

980

Average Grain

91

Average Energy

194

Recoil

0.41

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Ballistic Coefficient

96.34

Gun Stats

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Gun Descriptions

About The .380 ACP Ammo is a rimless, straight walled cartridge designed for pistols introduced in the year of 1908. Ever since it was released into the market, it has been very popular in the self-defense department and has been widely used in numerous handguns. The .380 ACP Ammo is considered a misnomer since it doesn't strictly conform to cartridge naming conventions that are named against the bullet's diameter. Using the standard naming process, the .380 ACP Ammo should be named .355 ACP Ammo since it uses a cartridge .355 in diameter. The .380 ACP Ammo, because of its low blow-thrust, delivered a soft recoil to the shooter. The overall length of the .380 ACP Ammo is 25mm, while the bullet diameter measures 9mm. The 45-grain variant of the .380 ACP Ammo can travel at a velocity of 1,835 feet per second while creating an energy level of 337 ft.lbf.  Manufacturer John Browning designed the .380 ACP Ammo in 1908, and Colt's Manufacturing Company manufactured it in the same year.  Uses The .380 ACP Ammo has experienced a wide array of uses over the years. At least FIVE European nations picked it up as their standard pistol ammo before World War II. The .380 ACP Ammo is light and compact and delivers a short-ranged shot, creating less stopping power. The .380 ACP Ammo remains a popular cartridge for self-defense purposes. 

The .22 TCM or 22TCM (.22 Tuason Craig Micromagnum) is a proprietary bottle-necked cartridge created from a 5.56 NATO cartridge developed by custom gunsmith Fred Craig and Rock Island Armory (RIA) for semi-automatic pistols and the Rock Island M22 TCM bolt-action rifle. Before the cartridge was commercialized, it was called the 22 Micro-Mag. Similar conceptually to other bottle-necked pistol cartridges such as the larger-caliber .357 SIG, the .22 TCM trades bullet mass for increased velocity and lowered recoil. Based on the 5.56×45mm NATO case and shortened so that the shoulder is at approximately the same length as a .38 Super cartridge, the .22 TCM is somewhat longer than the ubiquitous 9×19mm Parabellum and designed to be fired from a RIA line of firearms (which also included 9mm barrel swaps) fed by Para-Ordnance-style double-column .38 Super magazines. A sub-variant, the 22 TCM 9R, with a shorter, more deeply-seated bullet, is designed for use in Glock magazines limited to standard-length 9mm cartridges. Standard factory loads are 40-grain jacketed soft hollow point, 39-grain for "9R". Though the .22 TCM is designed to fit inside and feed from 9 mm 1911 magazines, it shares no parentage with the Parabellum—the .22 TCM’s parent case is the .223 Rem. The 9 mm and the .223 Rem. have very similar-size case heads: .394 (9 mm) and .378 (.223), but .223 Rem. cases have a thicker web, so overall they’re a little stronger. Craig shortened the .223 Rem. case, tweaked the base and rim dimensions and then necked it back down to .224 caliber, creating the dreaded bottleneck pistol cartridge reloaders fear. Then, he crammed in a proprietary 40-grain JHP bullet to limit overall cartridge length. The result is a high-pressure (40,000 psi) handgun cartridge that will work in a 1911 platform and push a 40-grain bullet to more than 2,000 fps from a 5-inch barrel.

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