50 Rounds of 90gr FMJ .380 ACP Ammo by Independence

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The .380 ACP was designed in 1908 by John Browning, who seems to have had a hand in the creation of countless cartridges over that era. Technically, it was designed for the blowback pistols of the time, which had no barrel locking mechanism. But some firearms aficionados have noticed its dimensions are almost precisely 75% of the .45 ACP. Browning and other designers did, in fact, use existing cartridges in the creation of new ones, and considering he, himself, made the first-ever .45 ACP in 1904, it’s definitely possible. But the .380 ACP has its own set of particulars:

  • Bullet diameter: .355 in (9.0mm)
  • Neck diameter: .373 in (9.5mm)
  • Base diameter: .374 in (9.5mm)
  • Rim diameter: .374 in (9.5mm)
  • Rim thickness: .045 in (1.1mm)
  • Case length: .680 in (17.3mm)
  • Overall length: .984 in 25.00mm)
  • Maximum pressure: 21,500 psi

These particular .380 ACP’s are FMJ target rounds made by the well-named company Independence. These are lightweight 90 grain rounds, so if you’re a high-volume shooter you’ll be able to fire off more rounds before your hand gets too tired. They’re great for target practice, self-defense training, and plinking. Independence makes them with fresh brass cases and uses boxer primer, so you can reload these, allowing for even more range time. They have a muzzle velocity of 945 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 180 foot-pounds.

Independence manufactures this ammunition at their plant in Independence, Missouri. They’re a part of ATK, a company renowned for many things, including their precision and strike weaponry systems – and they make ammo, too. There are 50 target rounds in this box, so you can spend some time at the range training with your .380 ACP or stack it in your safe for a rainy day. After all, who wouldn’t want to buy ammunition from a company named Independence?

50 Rounds of 90gr FMJ .380 ACP Ammo by Independence

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