About Mike Searson

Mike Searson began his shooting career as a Marine Rifleman at age 17. He has worked in the firearms industry his entire adult life as a Gunsmith, Ballistician, Consultant, Salesman, Author and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1989. Mike has written over 2000 articles for a number of magazines, websites and newsletters including Blade, RECOIL, OFF-GRID, IMFDB, SWAT, Tactical World, Gunslingers, World of Firepower, Gun Digest, Breach-Bang-Clear, US Concealed Carry Association and AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

Is 380 ACP the new 38 Special?

By | 2017-12-21T09:00:10+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Ammo University, Commentary, Useful Stuff|

Recently, a number of articles appearing in magazines and blogs pertaining to firearms have been touting the 380 ACP as the "New 38 Special".  At first glance we found this amusing as the 380 ACP with its 17mm case length looks absolutely tiny next to a 38 Special round with its 39 mm case length. [...]