Federal Cartridge has partnered with Smith & Wesson and Nighthawk Custom to introduce a new cartridge designed for concealed carry by civilians. 30 Super Carry (federalpremium.com) The advantages of the .312 diameter bullet include less recoil with energy equal to the 9mm and ability to pack more rounds in the same magazine space. The case is longer than the .32 ACP or even the 9mm so there is powder capacity for the energy claimed.
This is a good concept. Due to my residence in California, I cannot profit from ammunition capacity higher than ten rounds, until freedom is restored. Due to the in-person ammo sale law and current shortages, I am limited to 9mm and 10mm pistol ammunition. Your situation may be different. Rick
Readers may want to compare the new Federal 30 Super Carry to the 30 Pistol cartridge used in the historical Pedersen Device and the novel Pedersen Peashooter. The 30 Pistol was adopted as a pistol cartridge by the French. The .308 caliber bullet gave 1,132 feet per second and 219 foot-pounds. That is roughly the same as the 380 automatic. Remington may provide a new pistol in this caliber to Mary Shaw.
The 30 Super Carry propels a 100 to 115 grain bullet to 1250 feet per second and 347 foot-pounds. That is 9mm NATO performance territory. The magic is 50,000 psi combustion pressure which is in the range of many centerfire rifle cartridges.
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Rick Kester is a Viet Nam era veteran living in Northern California with his wife Nancy.