The .380 has seen its share of war-time usage, especially by
the Germans and Italians. In fact, it is storied to be the round used to start
World War 1, when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, along with his
wife. In the early portion of the 20
th century, the .380 was
extremely popular among military and law enforcement organizations around the
However, as the 9mm popularity began to spread, many
departments switched from using the .380 as their primary weapon to using it as
a secondary, or concealed, backup. In fact, most believe the reason it is still
popular today is because of the easy at which you can conceal the gun, due to
their small size. On a side note, when “Defense Distributed” 3-d printed a
firearm for the “Wiki Weapon” project, the .380 was the caliber of choice.
Each box contains 500+ once fired brass shell casings. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. It has not been cleaned or resized and still contains the spent primer. This brass contains different manufacturer headstamps. It is recommended that all brass be inspected, prior to being reloaded and fired.