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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.
 

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

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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?
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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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.
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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Because you can....

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

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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:
 

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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.
 

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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.
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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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:
Because slapping them would hurt to much.
 

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

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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.
 

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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.
Now, that would be interesting! ;)
 

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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.
 
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