.380 auto/ACP

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Beginner question here. Can .380 auto be fired out of a gun marked .380 ACP? Or vise versa? What is the difference in these two rounds? Thanks
 
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Other names for the .380 ACP

.380 Auto, 9mm Browning, 9mm Corto, 9mm Kurz, 9mm Short, and 9×17mm

It's no wonder folks get confused.

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Other names for the .380 ACP

.380 Auto, 9mm Browning, 9mm Corto, 9mm Kurz, 9mm Short, and 9×17mm

It's no wonder folks get confused.

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Thanks guys! So are any of those 9mm rounds a better defensive round for the .380, or do they have the same ballistics, just different names?
 
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.380 isn't my first choice for defense but when I do carry my p238, it's loaded with Buffalo Bore 100 gr lead hard cast +P.
 
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I like the Federal Hydra Shock in mine... .380 not my first choice but my P238 disappears under a tucked in clingy polo shirt (work shirt) could never pull it off with my XDm and probably couldn't with an XDs...
 

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