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Offline bbarry

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.380 Assumptions
« on: June 02, 2009, 12:08:44 AM »
Just picked up a .380 - can I assume that #1) it will safely handle any .380 loading that I can stuff into it, and #2) that I need to change the recoil spring at the same 200 round interval as the 9mm?  Regards, Bill.

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Re: .380 Assumptions
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 01:15:08 AM »
I would definitely not assume that you can use anything other than
standard pressure ammo on the .380 until you check with the factory.
The manual isn't quite clear on anything but the 9mm. using only
standard pressure but check first on the .380. My guess is that it
is restricted to standard pressure also but I don't know that for sure.

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Re: .380 Assumptions
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 01:36:03 AM »
I doubt you'd have to change the recoil spring at all.  It's not being asked to handle the extreme forces that the one in the R9 is.

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Re: .380 Assumptions
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 10:06:56 AM »
Welcome to the forum, bbarry!  Can't give you any help on the .380 as I have the R9s.  However, give Maria a call at the factory and she will be glad to answer your questions.
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Re: .380 Assumptions
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 12:35:28 PM »
welcome and congrats on getting your new .380. I would only shoot standard pressure ammo.  Tom
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Re: .380 Assumptions
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 06:28:58 PM »
Thanks to all.  Regards, Bill.

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Re: .380 Assumptions
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009, 07:32:13 PM »
Any word on this from the factory yet?

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Re: .380 Assumptions
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009, 11:34:34 PM »
As far as I am aware there is no .380 +P.
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Re: .380 Assumptions
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009, 06:52:58 PM »
While I can understand and respect the recommendation that standard velocity .380 ammo be used, I would hope that it would handle +P.

The +P round would help compensate a round which is already compromised for reasons already discussed within this forum.
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Re: .380 Assumptions
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009, 08:18:46 PM »
guys, standard pressure ammo similar to the kind used in the R9s. This is from Rohrbaugh. Tom
« Last Edit: June 04, 2009, 12:47:39 PM by theirishguard »
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Re: .380 Assumptions
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2009, 10:04:39 PM »
Corbon, Buffalo Bore, and Magtech all make .380 +P ammo, to name
a few. Surprisingly, RBCD makes a 40 gr. .380 standard pressure round
that whistles out at 1875 fps.. Personally, I wouldn't use any of them
in the Rohrbaugh .380.