IMHO: That ain't gonna happen.z71bill said:I would like to see someone put the Barnes copper bullet on a cartridge but use a 90 gr bullet (DPX uses 80gr) and push it out at about 1,200-1,250 fps - and get get maybe 225-230 foot pounds.
Welcome to KTOG, kies!kies277 said:Well, thanks for all the input. I am not trying to make it a 9mm, I just want to get the most out of it. I just ordered a PF-9 also, so that will be my 9mm. Right now I carry a G23 (my duty weapon is a G22), but sometimes it is just too big.
Neither Chicken, or Egg, or a 9mm Lite.z71bill said:BTW - I always thought that the 380 was developed based off the 9MM - so it is a 9mm light.
Chicken or egg?
rcmodel said:Neither Chicken, or Egg, or a 9mm Lite.
The .380 ACP was developed by John Browning & Colt in 1908. It was later adopted in Europe by FN & Browning in 1912.
It was intended as a step up in power (but not pressure) from the .32 ACP (introduced in 1899) in the small blow-back operated pistols John Browning designed for Colt & FN. (Or perhaps a step down in power from the Browning designed, locked-breach 38 Colt automatic of 1900.)
The 9mm Luger was developed as a high-pressure round, by a German named Georg Luger, in conjunction with the very strong toggle-locked 1902 Luger pistol. (Probably as a step up in power from the .30 Borchart of 1893, and the .30 Luger of 1900.)
As you can see, the only thing they have in common at all is the .355 bore size.