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380 laser bore sighter

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by frankjg, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. frankjg

    frankjg Member

    Has anyone run across a laser bore sight for a 380 ACP with a 3" barrel.

    Found for 38 Special and 40 cal but no 380.


    Frank G
  2. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Well-Known Member

    What kind of scope are you planning on mounting?
  3. frankjg

    frankjg Member

    Not even thinking about a scope just a laser bore sight for a 380.

    Frank G
  4. hammerklavier

    hammerklavier Well-Known Member

    You're probably having difficulty because laser bore sighting is something typically done to sight in a scope.

    That said, the 9mm laser might work in a .380.
  5. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Well-Known Member

    Why on Earth would you even waste your money on such an item?

    Buy a couple boxes of ammo and shoot the dang thing------are you actually planning on shooting more than 10yds with a .380? Really? ----REALLY??????
  6. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    Do you mean a laser sight, i.e., an aid to aiming? I can't see why you would need to boresight a three-inch .380. But if you do wish to, I see no reason why one for a 9mm caliber (despite the moniker, both the .380 and 9mm Luger have the same bullet diameter at .355") would not work. It should not go inside the barrel so far that it would "bottom out" when it hits the slide breechface.
  7. chicharrones

    chicharrones Well-Known Member

  8. frankjg

    frankjg Member

    What I wanted to compare was the bore alignment vs the steel sights. In my 9 mm the steel sight was off to the left vs the barrel bore and in my 40 cal the sights were dead on with the bore at 50 ft.

    With my 308 the cartridge bore laser gave me a point at 100 yards and I just set the scope to zero the laser point. After that I set my BDC for 308 and away I went.

    The 9 mm bore sight will not fit a 380 chamber so I am still looking for one before I create one.

    Frank G
  9. hammerklavier

    hammerklavier Well-Known Member

    Who cares how the sights are aligned as long as you are hitting what you are aiming at? In other words, the real test is actually shooting the gun.
  10. 19&41

    19&41 Well-Known Member

    I used a .223 boresighter inserted into the fixed barrels' chamber. I used mylar tape to enlarge the boresighter to provide a snug fit. Why? To align my Crimson Trace Laser. I usually use an arbor boresighter on my larger caliber pistols.

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