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Old 01-05-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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I have a Sig Sauer P238, it's a nifty little pistol and as soon as my CCL all goes through it will be my everyday carry gun. I have some of the hollow point defense rounds for it but after reading on these forums about it being possibly underpowered to penetrate heavier clothing, do you feel that it would be best to run some kind of combination of FMJ and JHP in the mag, ie; FMJ chambered follow by JHP? I am curious to hear what y'all think. Thanks!

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Old 01-05-2014, 06:03 PM   #2
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My personal choice would be Hornady Critical Duty or Critical Defense. Uhhhh, if you can find it.

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Okie_6 - If you search "380 alternate fmj", you'll find an entire thread re.: alternating JHP/FMJ if you check back in about page 4 or 5 of the pages listed.

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Ya I have plenty of that but was just curious if running some solids in the mag would give a backup to make sure if a hollow point doesn't penetrate that I would have something that would out of the shots. Hopefully never need to find out or have to be in the scenario but I want to get the most out of the caliber and gun if myself or my family was ever in that position.

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Okie_6 - If you search "380 alternate fmj", you'll find an entire thread re.: alternating JHP/FMJ if you check back in about page 4 or 5 of the pages listed.
Thanks a bunch! I will look for it. Sometimes my search function doesn't work on my phone. Do you know what thread that was in and I'll find it that way if need be?
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Found it! Thanks a bunch

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I should have said earlier; The Hornady CD is designed to penetrate 1st, THEN expand. the Critical Defense, at least in the larger calibers, is designed to meet FBI requirements for penetration. You might want to check if that holds true for the 380 version….

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you will no doubt get differing opinions on this. i have my opinions as well an think that a 380 is going to be used up close and personal, at say less than 10 feet or so, and it's velocity will be close to it's peak at this distance. my personal preference is JHP ammo simply because of the distances involved.

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I have a Sig Sauer P238, it's a nifty little pistol and as soon as my CCL all goes through it will be my everyday carry gun. I have some of the hollow point defense rounds for it but after reading on these forums about it being possibly underpowered to penetrate heavier clothing, do you feel that it would be best to run some kind of combination of FMJ and JHP in the mag, ie; FMJ chambered follow by JHP? I am curious to hear what y'all think. Thanks!
The JHPs are not exactly underpowered, especially the +P variety. What you probably mean is premature expansion with partial penetration. There are test results widely available. I don't own a 380 so can't tell you first hand. Can only say, if your SIG is reliable on hollowpoints, just stick to them. A Bufdalo Bore HP will hit harder than just about any FMJ.
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Very good. That is all sound advice and pretty consensus to stick with just HP's

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