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rocco102 06-28-2008 01:49 AM

Best self defence ammo for .380 cal
 
Which is the best penetrating and self defense .380 ammo i need to be looking at for my Ruger LCP gun.:cool:

G21.45 06-28-2008 04:51 AM

Any FMJ RN will do.

(Seriously, trust me, in 9mm kurz there's nothing better than full metal jacketed rounds.)

chorst294 06-29-2008 01:34 AM

Maximum penetration? Definitely the FMJ, plus, it usually feeds in picky firearms better than JHP. But if you were wanting a good penetrating JHP, I would probably suggest the Corbon DPX. I've never tested it, but have read of awesome penetration from that bullet.

RL357Mag 06-29-2008 02:36 AM

Speer Gold Dot HP ammo feeds just like FMJ's in my FEG Walther clone. Hornady XTP's won't feed reliably because of the truncated cone bullet design which tends to hang up when feeding. Speer GD HP's also have better than 67% one-shot kills out of a .380 according to an old Gun Test article. CorBon's are good also but fragment easier which may not be good in the winter.

freefall 06-29-2008 05:18 AM

I like Federal Hydra-Shocks.

rocco102 06-29-2008 05:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freefall (Post 29728)
I like Federal Hydra-Shocks.

Thanks for all the info guys but I am going to try federal Hydra shock and then Corbon.

RL357Mag 06-29-2008 05:57 PM

I like Hydro-Shoks also - the problem is my gun doesn't. I prefer to go with what my gun likes...

Elite Ammo West 09-04-2008 10:58 PM

I usually load Remington GoldenSaber in new brass for my client's defensive needs.
Here is some interesting test results.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/n...Co/WetPack.jpg

Kaptin 12-05-2008 06:19 PM

[QUOTE=Elite Ammo West;39193]I usually load Remington GoldenSaber in new brass for my client's defensive needs.
Here is some interesting test results.

Thanks for posting the 380 results...do you have results like that for 9MM

gorknoids 12-06-2008 01:37 AM

Throw a shirt and a jacket in the way and those figures don't apply. Consider that most vitals are housed behind bone, and they REALLY don't apply. In .380, just shoot as many FMJ's as you have to, because the hollow points aren't going to do anything but piss the BG off.
You have to get to the vitals in order to damage them.


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