Browning BDA 380

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The BDA 380 is a blowback operated, double action semi automatic pistol. It has an aluminium alloy frame and steel slide. An ambidextrous slide mounted safety switch disconnects the trigger from the hammer when engaged. This pistol features low profile fixed sights and is available in either polished steel or blued finish, with wooden grip panels. This gun deserved its good reputation as a reliable and comfortable to fire model.

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Browning BDA 380 Specs

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.380 Auto (9mm Browning Short)





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Single/Double Action

Browning BDA 380 Features

The Browning BDA 380 is a semi-automatic, aluminum framed handgun that takes a lot of design elements from the Browning Hi-Power pistol and scales it down to a compact size appropriate for a .380.  It operates on a direct-blowback action and can be fired either from a single- or double-action trigger pull with the hammer resetting into single-action after the slide is cycled.

Browning BDA 380 Ballistics

.380 Auto (9mm Browning Short) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Browning BDA 380 Capacity

The Browning BDA 380, as the name implies, is chambered in .380 ACP and feeds from a double-stack, single-feed magazine with a 13 round capacity.  Due to Browning’s build quality and the added slide mass of a larger pistol, the BDA is fully capable of safely firing +P rounds.

Browning BDA 380 Ergonomics

The BDA 380 has an ambidextrous slide-mounted safety, a push-button magazine release on the left side, a crisp single action trigger pull and a heavy and long but smooth double-action trigger pull.  The grips are smooth which improves comfort when carrying concealed, however it provides little traction when firing and wood always gets slippery when you get blood on it.  The hammer is checkered and the slide is serrated to aid in cycling the action.

Browning BDA 380 Fit & Finish

Some Browning BDA 380’s are as snazzy as the day is long, but they all have aluminum frames and steel slides.  The grips are sanded smooth and sealed with a low-gloss clear coat making even the most standard versions absolute head turners.

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Browning BDA 380 Concealability

Measuring 6.8 inches long and 4.8 inches tall, the BDA is pretty easy to conceal with a good holster, smart placement and clothing that is mildly loose.  The biggest issue would be in where the gun is carried as the exposed hammer and the grip tang can cause discomfort when appendix carrying or when not wearing an undershirt.

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How much is a Browning BDA 380 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Browning BDA 380 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Browning BDA 380 and most semi-auto pistols. The Price for a Browning BDA 380 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Browning BDA 380 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Excellent $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Very Good $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Good $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Fair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Poor $0.00 $0.00 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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