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Old 11-14-2012, 06:00 PM   #21
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You might want to reconsider for two reasons: (1) see above comment, and (2) the Ruger manual expressly recommends against the use of +P ammunition in the LCP.
Thanks very much for the tip! I'll put it in my Taurus .380 revolver instead and go back to Federal Hydra-Shok in the pocket pistol.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #22
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Thanks very much for the tip! I'll put it in my Taurus .380 revolver instead and go back to Federal Hydra-Shok in the pocket pistol.
Another tip lots of .380 shooters do to combat the penetration issue is to go with your Hydra-Shok or other hollow point rounds in the summer time, i.e., when light clothing is appropriate.

They then switch over to the FMJ when heavy jackets or layered clothing is necessary in the colder seasons.

Studies have shown a tendency of the hollow point in .380 to clog going through heavy clothing with a resultant lack of adequate penetration, to which I alluded in my previous post.

I carry an LCP myself in the spring and summer when my XD-40 becomes difficult to conceal comfortably during the warmer weather. I do prefer the FMJ.
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