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Old 11-09-2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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I'm pretty impressed with my highpoint .380 accuracy. Could the smaller .380 be more accurate than the 9mm ????

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Old 11-09-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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I doubt it.
The .380 is the 9mm short or 9x17 vs the 9mm being 9x19.
That is overall shell length. The bullet is actually the same size.
So you could be lucky and have a good gun or the HP's are actually very accurate.

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They should be pretty much equal. The pistols are basically the same, the 9mm might actually have a better chance of being accurate, just because the selection of ammo is so much better.

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I think the CF380 is easier to hit with than the C9, we have both and the 380 is the better shooter of the two .

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The lower recoil of the .380ACP in the same size firearm as a 9x19 Parabellum often is easier for people to shoot accurately. Less fatigue over time and less "recoil anticipation" to booger up your shooting. It's a little like shooing .22LR is "easier" and "more accurate" because it's .22LR.

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Yep, that's it in a nutshell Kirk. Despite having fewer rds fired our CF380 also has a bit better trigger than our C9 which also helps. This is just a luck of the draw kinda thing tho' and not indicative of any superiority of the CF380. It's not more accurate per say, but more pleasant to shoot so is easier to hit with. The 9 is cheaper to shoot however and more trigger time should translate into a better shooter . A person wouldn't do badly whichever he chose imo.

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v_dub,
I would agree with Kalboy on the 380 v 9. Both should be pretty equal in ability to hit the POA. The 40 and 45 are also probably grouped together as well for POA v POI issue as well. THE only reason to go with the 9 over the 380 would be ammo cost ans selection. That being said if you do not plan on shooting it alot then the 380 maybe a good choice since it is slightly less powerful that the 9X19...

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The hottest .380 rounds are still weaker than the standard 9mm rounds, so for a carry or defense weapon, 9mm is generally going to be better. For a plinker I guess .380 would be good so long as you don't mind paying extra for ammo. The main advantage of .380 is that it fits in a smaller and easier to conceal weapon. Sadly HP didn't make use of that advantage.

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It's true HP didn't make any effort to design a pocket pistol. When you think of how well their competitors( Jennings,Bryco,Cobra,Lorcin, Davis,Jimenez) in the field of affordable zamac guns have done with downsizing 380 cal pistols maybe HP didn't do so badly by not . An actual catastrophic failure with a CF380 ( or any other HP pistol) is next to unheard of. With the competition and their smaller size guns,..... not so unheard of.

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True. If HP is going to make a real sub-compact .380 I hope they do it right. I just don't see a reason to get their .380 over the 9mm unless it is for target shooting and you fire more accurately with it. Generally it seems that .380s have as much recoil as 9mms, but a lot of that is probably because they are lighter guns.

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