380 carry ammo.

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by 95sniper, May 7, 2013.

  1. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    So recently I have noticed that allot more people have been carrying little 380s and I am wondering what ammo you carry with and what you think is best penetration wise. Also would you prefer fmj or hp. Thanks.
     
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  2. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I carry the Sig P238. Its got night sights, 1911 ergos, and is carried cocked and locked. I also carry 1 spare mag. My ammo of choice is Critical Defense by Hornady.
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  3. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    I'm digging the p238.
     
  4. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    They are great guns. I know I love mine! All stainless P238HD.



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  5. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    Nice grips.
     
  6. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    Thanks! They are stag grips that I laser engraved.
     
  7. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    I often carry my SIG P238 and I have Speer Gold Dots in it.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i carry a ruger lcp loaded with winchester whitebox fmj.
     
  9. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    Out of curiosity, why the fmj?
     
  10. chuckusaret

    chuckusaret Member

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    I use a LCP as a BUG loaded with Federal Hyda Shok JHP. Many people shy away from the .380 JHP supposably because of the lack of penetration. Hopefully I will never have to put it to the actual test.
     
  11. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I carry Hornady Critical Defense in all my self defense guns.
     
  12. armed1212

    armed1212 New Member

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    my lil lcp i call ''tiny'' is loaded wit critical defense too, they have pretty good review across the board from various sources. better the most other hp ammo.

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  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    My P238 is loaded with Hornady Critical Defense, also.

    You should. It's a very nice little firearm.

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  14. otisthecat

    otisthecat New Member

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    Add another to the "238 with Hornady" pile.
     

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  15. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    I load mine with the Hornady Zombie Max which I am almost positive is the same thing as the critical defense. One is red tip and the other is green tip. I guess the green makes it even more deadly to zombies?
     
  16. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    I carry my I.O.Hellcat II .380, loaded with a Winchester PDX1 JHP in chamber, then alternate FMJ, JHP, FMJ... in the mag. I do this for a combination of "stopping power" and penetration.
     
  17. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey, guys, I had a vendor at a gun show tell me that both the Sig P238 and P290 had feed/reliability issues (He was a Sig dealer with both in stock, so no sales conflict.) so I was wondering if any actual users had problems. If you would, please post your round count and if any problems, either intermittent or ongoing. Thanks in advance.


    Oh, and I stoke all my carry/home defense guns with Hornady Critical Duty.
     
  18. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    TekGreg

    My P238 has worked reliably from the day it came out of the box. Not one single issue with it using the included or extra Sig magazine. My daughter has one that has given her some trouble, but only with the included mag. It works flawlessly with my mags and her spare Sig mag. The round count is just over 500 in both.
     
  19. boddah4

    boddah4 New Member

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    I carry the same setup.
     
  20. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    Oh man, I really like that Sig.