tell me about .380 ammo and the letters after.?
What does the AP,ACP or +p mean after .380 on the ammo box. my new gun says not to use +p but is ap ok.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
.380 ACP is the caliber where ACP stands for Automatic Colt Pistol.
AP is Automatic Pistol which should be fine in the gun.
+p is "hot loads" that should not be shot because of the higher pressure and increased chance of your gun becoming a hand grenade.
Like I said, use AP and you will be fine.Source(s): Stay safe and shoot straight
- Uncle PennybagsLv 71 decade ago
.380 ammo is a shorter and weaker version of the more common and standard 9mm ammo. Pistols using it can be smaller and more concealable because of this.
ACP = Automatic Colt Pistol. Never saw AP before.
+P stands for extra pressure. Essentially, the ammo is loaded a bit hotter to improve it's self-defense usefulness. Usually about 10% hotter / more powerful.
Never heard of .380 being offered in +P, though I could be wrong.
- 1 decade ago
AP= Automatic Pistol
ACP= Automatic Colt Pistol
+P = Increased power, Higher chamber pressures, "Hot Load"
Ap should be fine.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The round is also known as 9x17 mm and 9mm Kurz as well as some other names