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Precision ONe 90gr XTP load.
A LIBERAL IS A MAN WHO WILL GIVE AWAY EVERY THING HE DOESN'T OWN.
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Anything with an XTP bullet. Pretty sure most of my 238 'defense' mags are still loaded with Hornady American Gunner, though there might still be some Fiocchi XTPs mixed in as well.
Here's an interesting website that posts data on 380 ballistics. http://shootingthebull.net/blo...-380-acp-ammo-quest/
Speer GDHP, 90gr
”At pretium libertatus“
امّا شما مشخص خواهد شد كه با همه شما را ملاقات کنند
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I recently picked up a couple of boxes of Sig's 380 ammo, but I haven't tested it for function yet in either my or my wife's LCP.
When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed. Luke 11:21
"Every nation in every region now has a decision to make.
Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." -- George W. Bush
There are very solid reasons the standard for penetration is higher than your estimate of the average male torso.
First, you are better off preparing for a worst case scenario (a thicker guy)
Second, the penetration standard considers many shots won't be straight on and/or may pass through an arm first.
Gel tests are done with and without clothing proxies, typically denim layers.
Standards were developed from real life results and scientific testing. Why go with your hunches.
My 380 ammo of choice is any quality stuff with the XTP bullet. Fiocchi Extrema XTP or Hornady Custom XTP. I tried Precision One XTP but did not find it as reliable in cycling.
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65 grain Xtreme Defenders from Underwood Ammo.
It’s an excellent, excellent round. Especially in 380.
Here’s my LCP2:
Mind. Over. Matter.
Federal hydrshok with a spare mag of buffalo bore hard cast 100gr.
Underwood 65 gr +P Extreme Defender in my G42 and SIG P232.
Haven't tested it yet in the Kahr P380, but I almost never carry it any more.
Originally posted by Psychobastard:
Well, we "gave them democracy"... not unlike giving a monkey a loaded gun.
Everyone every where will say what they use and it'll pretty well cover the field.
After reading all of the "I use" this is my use.
Underwood 380 ACP +P 65 gr Xtreme Defender (1400 fps)
They load it with Lehigh's solid copper flutter bullet.
(I use their same ammo in all my nines only +P+.)
This bullet design surpasses hollow points for permanent
wound channel and excellent penetration.
So, that's my "mine".
Since penetration seems to be the .380 ACP’s major failing, whenever possible I use the Lehigh Defense “Extreme Penetrator” (95 grain) solid copper bullets in the ammunition that company offers. These are loaded to standard pressures. I feel it’s unnecessary to subject my firearms to the higher pressures that rounds offered by Underwood (using Lehigh bullets) provide.
"I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."
What He Said!!
Hornady XTP or the equivalent Hornady American Gunner loading.
In a free society, one does not have to deal with those who are irrational. One is free to avoid them. - Ayn Rand
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