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Old 07-05-2018, 10:32 AM
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I've just about given up finding my spent brass if I'm shooting .380 out of doors !
I can sympathize with you on that. It seems like the .380 brass always wants to land mouth-up in the grass and they're almost impossible to find like that. If I'm shooting out on the farm I'll bet I usually recover less than 25% of my .380 brass.
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Excellent advice.

Worthy of being repeated (which is why I quoted it rather than just hitting "Like").


Just curious - why is this?
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Just curious - why is this?
Folks say that the .380 blow back barrels are more lightly constructed than other SA barrels that use the linkage system. So its said that you can get barrel bulges and other problems if you push the loads. If you make even a cursory examination of a blow back pistol the thickness of the barrel is clearly thinner than any linked pistol I own. Its one of the reason that you seldom see production models of 9mm luger with the blow back system.
Or so my reading leads me to believe.
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Folks say that the .380 blow back barrels are more lightly constructed than other SA barrels that use the linkage system. So its said that you can get barrel bulges and other problems if you push the loads. If you make even a cursory examination of a blow back pistol the thickness of the barrel is clearly thinner than any linked pistol I own. Its one of the reason that you seldom see production models of 9mm luger with the blow back system.
Or so my reading leads me to believe.
Always willing to change my opinion in the face of facts !
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Folks say that the .380 blow back barrels are more lightly constructed than other SA barrels that use the linkage system. So its said that you can get barrel bulges and other problems if you push the loads. If you make even a cursory examination of a blow back pistol the thickness of the barrel is clearly thinner than any linked pistol I own. Its one of the reason that you seldom see production models of 9mm luger with the blow back system.
Or so my reading leads me to believe.
Always willing to change my opinion in the face of facts !
Blowback and locked breach...... different designs..
but barrel thickness ?
Sig238 vs S&WALTHER PPKs .... while a new HD-CA Sig is on the way and the 460 Snub is ill .... will keep using the Equinox....
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:24 PM
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but barrel thickness ?
Yes, the barrel wall is thinner on the blowbacks , that I own. Perhaps due the the barrel being wrapped with the recoil spring.
It would limit the design?
You had 1 company develop a 9mm Luger blow back , that was discontinued and since there have been only Makarov and .380 for the 9mm. Everyone has a .22 and .32. but nothing larger.
Wiser heads than I know exactly why.
Perhaps they will speak up .
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Who made this 9mm blowback that you reference?
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Would a locked breech have a larger diameter barrel in the barrel bushing area?
Blowbacks are fixed barrels?
Will be cleaning bores of several of these 380s tomorrow... will measure.
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Who made this 9mm blowback that you reference?
I have 2 .
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Would a locked breech have a larger diameter barrel in the barrel bushing area?
Blowbacks are fixed barrels?
Will be cleaning bores of several of these 380s tomorrow... will measure.
I'm not referring to the barrel OD or ID, I'm referring the the barrel wall thickness.
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I'm not referring to the barrel OD or ID, I'm referring the the barrel wall thickness.
Well, you can determine the barrel wall thickness by measuring only the OD....because the ID had better be the same. ;-)
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