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Old 02-26-2014, 3:30 PM
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Default .380 acp reload brass question

Is this geco 9mm k brass really 380 ACP or no. It measures out but when it goes through the press it tightens up the shell plate. And I noticed the base is about .003" thicker than most of my other brass
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9mm Kurtz or 9mm short is .380.
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I thought so but what's the deal with the thicker case lips. Haven't tried to cycle in gun yet but they were right and a pain to run through press.
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I don't know old manufacture ?
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Id it doesnt fit the shell holder i would say its a 9mm converted to makorov or something else
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If I see a 9mm K then I am thinking Kurtz or whatever which = .380
I think I recall that 9mm kurtz = 9 mm short OR 9x17.

What is German for Short? Kurtz?

Seems to fit. If it is a tad longer then I GUESS we found a use for that Lee .380 Trimmer!

What if you were to buzz one or two of them down to a regular .380 and see how they reload then?


BTW, Snapple fact #412: GECO 9MM K is made in Switzerland by Dynamit Nobel but stopped in 2004...

I just read that on my Watermelon Skittles coctail lid...

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If I see a 9mm K then I am thinking Kurtz or whatever which = .380
I think I recall that 9mm kurtz = 9 mm short OR 9x17.

What is German for Short? Kurtz?

Seems to fit. If it is a tad longer then I GUESS we found a use for that Lee .380 Trimmer!

What if you were to buzz one or two of them down to a regular .380 and see how they reload then?


BTW, Snapple fact #412: GECO 9MM K is made in Switzerland by Dynamit Nobel but stopped in 2004...

I just read that on my Watermelon Skittles coctail lid...

KraZy huh?
I checked dimensions out all looks same only difference is they have a thicker lip and feeder rough but other than that they fit case gage ok. Length seems to be right within spec so no trimming needed. Just curious on the whole thing thought I'd ask


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9mmK is 9mm Kurtz (German) it means 9 Short (Browning) in Europe.
Also called 9 x 17.
It's called .380 Automatic Colt Pistol here in the US due to marketing agreements between Browning and Colt.
Same cartridge.
Case specs vary over the years, but all should work.
I've had good luck with Geco ammo and brass.
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9mmK is 9mm Kurtz (German) it means 9 Short (Browning) in Europe.
Also called 9 x 17.
It's called .380 Automatic Colt Pistol here in the US due to marketing agreements between Browning and Colt.
Same cartridge.
Case specs vary over the years, but all should work.
I've had good luck with Geco ammo and brass.
I just adjusted shell plate to accommodate brass loaded about 500 rounds got 1500 to go.


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Default .380 acp reload brass question

So my father took a couple hundred Rounds to practice and qualify for work. Had 3 misfires ( light strikes) on primers. Thought maybe I screwed up. Which I did by not checking each piece of brass more thoroughly. Removed bullet and powder both good. Placed casing in case gage and noticed case was a tad short minuet to me for practice rounds. But apparently his bodyguard didn't like it. I struck primer and it went off so I know the round was good but I'm going to have to measure tomorrow and check out what happened. Maybe just his gun but out of 150 or so rounds only 3 misfires I don't like those odds. All three casing are different was stamp. Was hoping to see a trend.

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