9mm short (380 ACP)

9mm short (380 ACP)9mm short 380 ACP cartridge schematic dimensions

The 9mm short (380 ACP) has a case measuring 9 x 17mm.  Opposed to the 9 x 19mm Parabellum cartridge case which is longer. Be assured that the effectiveness of this round as a self-defense caliber fires up hot debate whenever this topic is brought up.

Developed by Colt firearms a century ago. Designed by none other than John Browning who worked for Colt.  Initially designated the  .380 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) cartridge. As a result of its small size and low weight, it has seen a recent surge in popularity as a concealed carry weapon. Also known as a BUG or back up gun.

Perhaps Massad Ayoob sums it up best: “Some experts will say it’s barely adequate, and others will say it’s barely inadequate.”

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