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Old 06-14-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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well.. I guess i should be worried.

Got the P938 back, and he told me how everything was done, and he kept referring to it as a 238.. I asked him if he realised it was a 938 in 9mm and he gave me the derr in the headlights look.

which brings me to the obvious question.. is it possible to feed .380 through a 9mm?
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you could probably do it, however i wouldn't recommend it.

folks have inadvertently fired a 9mm in a 229/40 sig & lived to tell about it.
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Got the P938 back, and he told me how everything was done, and he kept referring to it as a 238.. I asked him if he realised it was a 938 in 9mm and he gave me the derr in the headlights look.

which brings me to the obvious question.. is it possible to feed .380 through a 9mm?
Not sure who "he" is. Someone who worked on the gun?

Anyway, although it should never be done, a .380 cartridge will fit in the chamber of a 9mm gun. It may or may not fire, depending on how tightly the extractor grabs the case. If it does fire, the headspacing will be wrong, creating the possibility of case rupture.
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Not sure who "he" is. Someone who worked on the gun?

Anyway, although it should never be done, a .380 cartridge will fit in the chamber of a 9mm gun. It may or may not fire, depending on how tightly the extractor grabs the case. If it does fire, the headspacing will be wrong, creating the possibility of case rupture.
yes the gunsmith who supposedly took it to the range and calibrated the sights.

how the hell could he not know it wasn't a P238??
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A gunsmith that can't read - what a scary thought that is.
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Dude. I'd be seriously concerned about that guy's credibility.
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To answer the question of weather a 380 will fire in a 9. Apparently it will,my son put some rounds set aside for my p232 in a 226. Only way I knew is the second one would not feed.Then the call for HELP!
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A .380 will, indeed, fit in the chamber of a 9mm Luger, but it will be very loose. The rim of the .380 is thinner, the casing is shorter, and the casing isn't as thick near the bottom. The base diameter is also smaller. About the only thing that the two cartridges share is the same exact bullet diameter of .355", or 9.01 mm.

As a result, the 9mm Luger holds two more grains of water over the .380 Automatic.
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