.380 Carbine announced

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by boicecf, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. boicecf

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    I don't get it....why would I want a carbine chambered for the lower performing and more expensive .380 round over the current 9mm offering? I have a HP 995TS and am picking up a Marlin Camp 9 from a dealer tomorrow AM.
     
  2. talon

    talon the banned wagon


    Heres the cool thing......dont buy it if you dont want it!!
     

  3. 0311

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    I have other guns in 380. For what they cost, why would I NOT buy a 380 Carbine?
     
  4. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    The question has been asked multiple times now. Several of the answers revolve around such things as export to countries where the 380 ACP is an option but standard military cartridges such as the 9mm are not. Another possibility that has been suggested is that many people like to pair handgun and carbine ammunition. This has always been common and popular. So therefore, people with a 380 ACP handgun may now have a 380 ACP carbine to go along with it, thus reducing their overall requirements for ammunition.

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  5. peorth

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    I would wait until the 380 carbine is out, then look at actual performance before making the assumption. Performance is not all about fps/fpe. For example, I am more accurate with Taurus 85 3" 38 spl than Ruger 357 mag 4".

    Many people advocate common pistol caliber between carbine and pistol or revolver. From logistical perspective this sounds good, but that alone should not dictate your choice.
     
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  6. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Because you can....

    This is America...quit whining, and BUY IT!:p
     
  7. magnum55

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    So would 380 from a carbine be similar to 9mm from a pistol?
     
  8. MotorCraftGT

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    380 works for me, I like lower pressure rounds.
     
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  9. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    No, it would be more like a 380 from a carbine.
     
  10. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    I can see a use for a .380 carbine, you never know when you may need to shoot someone sitting at the other end of the couch. :rofl:
     
  11. cicpup

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    But it'll feel like a .357 Magnum, right?
     
  12. magnum55

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    The longer barrel would help it some, but it's hard to imagine what a 380 in a carbine would feel like. Now if they could make one in 38 super, that would be interesting.
     
  13. ajole

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    Well, according to BBTI, the longer barrel helps add 200-500 fps, getting it up to 9mm pistol velocity in some loads. These are direct, same ammo in each column.

    16" bolt gun 1350, 1322, 1199, 1593, 1149, 1090

    Ruger LCP 380
    2.75" barrel 988, 950 866 1082 875 845

    Of course, it's a lighter bullet in .380, so energy isn't the same...but it is not BB gun energy.

    This is 9mm, not matched to the above, just some different ammo velocities in a pistol barrel. You can see they get close...

    Beretta 92 FS 9 mm.
    4.875" barrel 1384, 1291, 1280, 1171, 1093 1234 1112 989 1251
     
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  14. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    Because slapping them would hurt to much.
     
  15. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    No, that would only be thru a revolver. Duh
     
  16. cicpup

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    Have you fired a .357 carbine? Feels just like a .380 carbine. I know I'm correct and I'll argue it till I get banned.
     
  17. magnum55

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    It seems like a 380 carbine would be a tough sell. Not as powerful as 9mm, but ammo is more expensive. The main reason I would think for having a 380 is so you could get it into a pistol small enough for concealed carry.
     
  18. Hipointer

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    Now, that would be interesting! ;)
     
  19. talon

    talon the banned wagon

    ....and.......GO!
     
  20. lsi1

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    its easy its for those guys that bought the glock 42 stockpiled all the 380 ammo for a year then sold the gun to buy the 43.