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9mm Browning Court?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JH225, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. JH225

    JH225 Well-Known Member

    9 mm Browning Court is another name for .380 Auto correct?

    Box is marked as such, but wanted to make sure it is regular .380.

    If so, cool. I figured that with ammo, especially .380 going for $30-40 a box, I couldn't pass a box of S&B for $10.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  2. steveracer

    steveracer Well-Known Member

    .380 is often called 9X17, 9mm Kurtz, and .380 ACP. This is my first encounter with the term 9mm Browning Court. Are you sure it's not Kurtz?
  3. JH225

    JH225 Well-Known Member

    Nope, says 9mm Browning Court/.380 Auto on the box.

    Sure looks like .380, but want to be 100% sure.
  4. Marlin 45 carbine

    Marlin 45 carbine Well-Known Member

    could be that's the Belgium spelling of 'Kurtz'. seems I've seen that somewheres. maybe Latin, can't recollect.
  5. ants

    ants Well-Known Member

    When it comes to 380 Auto headstamps:

    Short = Corto = Kurtz = Court = Auto

    However, it is NOT the same as ACP.

  6. Steve H

    Steve H Well-Known Member

  7. JH225

    JH225 Well-Known Member

    It seems to be in line with any other .380 Auto specs I could find.

    .380 Auto is not the same as .380 ACP. Yes, No?

    Looking at Ruger LCP it is listed as .380 ACP while a Kel-Tec P3AT is listed as .380 Auto. I was going to pick up a P3AT, so this should work out good.
  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Yes, it is the exact same thing as .380 ACP.

    I shot a bunch of it in my Kel-Tec P3AT to get the empty brass when I got it four years ago. Good stuff!

    It was $6.99 at Cabala's then!

  9. atblis

    atblis Well-Known Member


    Court = short in French I believe.
  10. ants

    ants Well-Known Member

    Don't confuse it with 38 ACP, which is the predecessor of 38 Super.
  11. ants

    ants Well-Known Member

    And 380 Auto is also called 9mm Browning, 9mm Kratak, 9mm Scurt, and 9x17mm.
  12. JH225

    JH225 Well-Known Member

    "Yes, it is the exact same thing as .380 ACP.

    I shot a bunch of it in my Kel-Tec P3AT"

    So why does Ruger call for ACP if it they are the same cartridge?

    I have never given this fact a thought before I came across this box of ammo.
  13. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Ruger calls it the .380 ACP because that it what it is called in the U.S.A.

    The real question is, why Kel-Tec calls it the .380 Auto?

  14. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

  15. Marlin 45 carbine

    Marlin 45 carbine Well-Known Member

    or why did JMB call the .32acp, 380acp and .45acp -'acp'? Colt made the pistols that were first made for the chambering. .25acp too actually.
    about 1903 - 1920.
  16. raborlin

    raborlin Member

    In German, the pistol calibre is 9mm Kurz.


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