This is a discussion on Almost purchased .380 ACP, but within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I could not find ammo anywhere. Not even cheap practice ammo. So I put off the purchase until I can find some. Anyone have a ...
I could not find ammo anywhere. Not even cheap practice ammo. So I put off the purchase until I can find some. Anyone have a similar problem? Very frustrating. Just got my CCW permit, too. Thanks.
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Prior to the PPK recall, I was looking at the “CT” version. However, after realizing the 380-ammo paradox, I discarded the idea.
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I had a guy next to me in the local gun store last week who had just bought a brand new PPK in SS. Very nice handgun but the store only had 3 boxes of top-of-the-line ($25/10rds) hollow points and no target ammo in .380 at all.
He was massively deflated and just kept staring at the empty shelf. Is 9MM Browning an option for all .380 or does it have to be specifically chambered for it? Just curious
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I have read many ammo shortage threads lately on gun chat sites, and it seems that .380 is the hardest to find. I don't know why that is true, but it would certainly dissuade me from buying a .380. I have an old PPK in .380, but hardly ever shoot it. The 100 rounds of .380 sitting on my shelf now are probably too valuable to shoot - I'll save them to trade for food when civilization collapses due to excessive government deficit spending.
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with regard to the .380 acp shortage, I have heard that it is produced on the same machines as 9mm and the manufacturers have given priorty to the 9mm.
I have a Ruger LCP that I sent off to the Robar Companies to be done in their NP3 finish. I have a couple of boxes of Corbon 90 grain jhps and no practice ammo, and there is none to be found anywhere. I was patiently waiting for my pistol to return so that I could take it to the range, but now with no ammo to practice with, I guess I'll have to admire it in the gun safe instead of my pocket.
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Yes, this has come up on several forums, and is NOT new. .380 ACP has been scarce for some time. I have read several different theories, including one that indicated .380 is loaded on the same machinery as 9mm, and 9mm is prioritized right now. Of course, that may or may not be true, but I don't worry about it. Our only .380 is a Walther PP, and it is not in active service for now, being deep inside the safe.
Thanks for the responses. Now I know I'll kill the new firearm purchase in .380.
Hope this helps. I have plenty of .380 for my Colt. "I RELOAD, therefore I Am"
Here's my $.02...
If you already have an EDC in a caliber that you have ammo for, you might consider the .380 purchase if the price of the gun (in question) can be had for a steal for the same reasons one cannot find the ammo.
Don't worry, .380 ammo will be back...get a steal on the gun and hold on.
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I have 200 rounds of Remington hollow point .380 and no .380 gun. Saw it and bought it since its so scare incase I do decide to buy an LCP
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I've been able to find a little .380, by constantly checking different gun stores, regularly, however I'm down to about 300 rounds of .380, 500 rnds of 9mm., and about 300rnds of 45.acp. I've cut down my shooting time for fear of running out of ammo.
I just recently bought a 9x18 cz-82 because I found some ammo for it. It's fun to shoot but I'm already getting low on ammo for it.
I've never reloaded, but am considering it. Is there warranty issues for using reloads in certain small hand guns?
ps Another question, Recently at the machine gun shoot at Knob Creek there was a vendor, "Copes" that had lots Ammo worth the money, he sold out of .380 before I got there. Does anyone know how to contact Copes?