Not sure if this exist

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  1. n2877

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    AR pistol or rifle in the .380 auto. You can get them in 9mm and .22lr why not .380 auto. I would buy/build one

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    A quick google search doesn't reveal anything. Brownells had nothing listed either.
     

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    Because the 9mm 22LR rounds are quite mild and inexpensive to shoot. .380 ACP is more expensive without offering an advantage over the 9mm.
     
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    The AP-74 AR type carbine was made in 32 ACP.

    The MAC M11 semi auto carbine was made in 380 ACP. That is the only rifle I can think of in 380 ACP. Might be others.
     
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    My grandson when only 9 years old could run my wifes AR pistol in 9mm . Why would you want a 380 version . Recoil is very mild in 9mm al ready .
     
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    .380 allows a round of modest power to be carried in an extremely small package. There is some sacrifice in power and micro .380s can be uncomfortable to shoot or even difficult to handle. Recoil in ARs even with 5.56 is still incredibly mild. Then there's the added cost of the ammo. There's no benefit to be gained in having a .380 chambered AR. It'll be just as large and heavy as the larger calibers. It will have less power and much more expensive to shoot.
     
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    Because I could if it was in existence. I like the 380. I like my glock 42. I have an AR pistol in both 9mm and 300 blackout already.

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    It uses less lead and powder...so for a reloader, it's cheaper to shoot than 9mm. :)
    But yeah...I suspect there are none because there's virtually no demand.
     
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    That's what I thought was the reason why I haven't seen any. But one can hope

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    A little different than what you ask but highpoint makes a 380 carbine.
     
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    I can't imagine they would sell very many. Of course, I wouldn't make one in 5.7 either.
     
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    Buy a 9mm AR. Have a competent gunsmith cut the chamber end down and re-ream the throat for .380ACP. Should be easy.

    Or just shoot 9mm AR's and have fun for 1/2 the cost of 380ACP.
     
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    Hipoint makes a .380 rifle.
     
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    I may look into hipoint. The gunsmith idea may work as well. I'm only toying with the 380 idea because I already stock up on the ammo for my two pistols

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    I'd say there are none, because maybe 6 people in total would buy one.
     
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    You can shoot .380 in a 9mm carbine. It will be safe to do so, but it wont cycle the action.
     
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    Double tap
     
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    Aren't the bullets in a .380 a hair fatter? Wasn't sure if it made a difference there.
     
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    Both use .355 size bullets.

    9x18 mak uses larger size bullets.
     
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