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Stupid .380 acp cleaning question.

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Phillyfan, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    OK guys, no laughing. I bought/shot my first .380 acp and am now trying to clean it. At the gun shop, I noticed that there are no .380 brushes. Do you just use a 9mm, or a 38 brush? Just don't want to have to go to a gunsmith, and look even more stupid to have the wrong size cleaning brush removed.
     
  2. bersaguy

    bersaguy Oregon Member

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    There is no such thing as a stupid question.

    You can use a 9mm or .38 cal brush and jags in a .380ACP.

    The .380 ACP is also know as the 9mm short (kurz in German). They have the same bore diameter.

    Shoot safely and enjoy your new firearm.
     
  3. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks so much. You guys are awesome!
     
  4. pcorbit

    pcorbit Bardstown, KY New Member

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    Make that another thanks! It was a question I had also.
     
  5. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    Is the 9mmMakarov the same bore diameter?
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    .38 ACP (.38 Auto, 9x23 mmSR).38 super
    .38SW short
    .38 Spl
    .360 DW
    .357-45 GWM (.357/45 Grizzly Winchester Magnum
    .357/44 Bain & Davis
    .357 AutoMag (.357 AMP)
    .357 mag
    .357 SIG
    .38-44
    .380 ACP (.380 Auto, 9 mm Kurz, 9mm Browning Short, 9x17 mm)
    9 mm Japanese Revolver
    9 mm Glisenti
    9 mm Federal
    9 mm Browning Long 9x20
    9x21 mm
    9mm
    9mmMakarov
    9×19mm Parabellum
    .356 TSW
    9 mm Action Express
    .38-45 Auto (.45-38 Auto Pistol, .45-38 Clerke, .45-38 Hard Head)
    9 mm Steyr (9x23 mm)
    9 mm Mauser (9x25 mm Mauser)
    9 mm Dillon (9x25 mm Dillon)
    9x23 mm Winchester
    38 Casull
    9 mm Mars
    .38 Short Colt
    .38 long Colt
    .357 SuperMag
    .375 SuperMag
    9 mm Winchester Magnum

    And a few others all use the same 38/357/9mm brush and jags
     
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  7. rjl11146

    rjl11146 Issaquah Member

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    380 is 9mm x 17mm

    9mm os 9mm x 19mm
     
  8. 1911er

    1911er Port Orchard,WA./ Granite OK. Active Member

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    Don't forget there is also A 9 x 21 and A 9 x 23
     
  9. bzltyr

    bzltyr Portland Metro area Active Member

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    GOOD RESPONSES
     
  10. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Which one did you get? Pics?
     
  11. jordanka16

    jordanka16 Albany, OR Active Member

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    9mm, .380, .38 special, .357, and 9mm mak all use the same brush.

    9mm and .380 are .355, .38 and .357 are .357, and 9mm mak is .365. So don't use .380 bullets to load 9mm makarov.