50 grain .380?


#1

AIM is advertising this ammo, thought it might be of interest to some of you. I never saw a .380(9x17) bullet that light, perhaps a typo. No picture of the box came up.

“New Russian manufactured .380acp (9X17) ammunition. Features a 50grn lead core full bi-metal jacketed bullet, copper washed steel case, and non-corrosive berdan primer. Packaged 35rds to a box. While supplies last.”


#2

I would say thats an error unless its a plastic bullet or steel (being Russian thats not so improbable) but they say its lead core. There’s not much scope for creative bullet designs with a .380
Steel case, berdan primed, packed in 36s. Its clearly mil-spec surplus. I’ll bet its loaded up to the very limit - a real handful.
Probably somebody mis- converted it in translation, or a typo ( 9 and 5 are not too dissimilar) but it would be interesting to get some to have a look.