If they are not brass then do not shoot them - very little Russian ammo is brass. KT didn't design the P3AT to shoot steel or aluminum cartridges and has told us not to shoot them as it can damage the gun.
It's the cases that expand and scrape along the inside of the barrel chamber. It's also the cases that hit the ejector and the extractor has to grab on to.motorcarrier said:I'll certainly reconsider firing the Russian ammo, but tell me how in the world steel cases would make a difference. Bullets, yes, primers, maybe, but cases? Maybe I haven't thought this through, but I just don't see the connection.
motorcarrier said:I see the reasoning and I guess the steel cases just aren't meant to be fired in non-military grade firearms. But to my other question: I didn't know Russia ever made a .380 but they must have or they wouldn't have made the ammo. Does anyone know if they did?