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Model 380 IB
Taurus Revolver 380 IB .380 Auto Variant-3
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Gun Dimensions Width:1.35-in
Length:5.95-in Height:4.8-in
Barrel:1.75-in Weight:15.5-oz
Variant 3 of 4
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (90 grain bullet)79560
  • Recoil Factor (90 grain bullet)2.97 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity5 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor49%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2012 -
Caliber:.380 Auto
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Safety:transfer bar
Frame:lightweight alloy
Grip:black rubber
Sights:fixed ramp front, adjustable rear
Notes:early model, blued finish
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Gun Value
MSRP:$478.00Used Est:$325.00
Last Update:1/14/2022
About the Gun

Lightweight revolver chambered for the .380 Auto cartridge. Cartridges are loaded by means of moon clips. The barrel, frame and cylinder have all been trimmed down to take advantage of the smaller .380 cartridge, while the grip, trigger guard and trigger are all still the same size as a typical .38 Special revolver. The rear sight is adjustable with an allen wrench. Early models have rubber grips with a smooth backstrap and medallion. Recent models have rubber grips with a textured backstrap and a thumb rest.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .380 Automatic
Alias: 9mm Browning Short
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:90 grains
MV:884 ft/sec ME:156 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Designed by John Browning and introduced by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium, this cartridge has achieved world-wide acceptance and has even been adopted as the standard pistol cartridge by several governments. One reason for the round's success is that it is the largest practical cartridge that can be easily adapted to small automatic pocket pistols. Ballistics fall far short of even the 9mm Luger, but still prove adequate for most self-defense situations. The round has established quite a niche position in this role, often being chosen over more traditional small calibers such as the .25 and .32 Autos.

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