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    .380 +p

    Which pocket pistols can handle this? I was looking at the p3at and LCP specifically.

    If either of them can handle it I hope to load the buffalo bore +p hardcast rounds.


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    I have an LCP, Ruger says do NOT use +P in it. I don't know about the P3AT.

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    The KelTec manual says the P3AT will accept +P ammunition, however not with continuous use, and as stated above Ruger says no +P.

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    I have over 400 trouble free rounds of buffalo bore "+p" ( I put it in quotes because there is no sammi standard for .380) out of my p3at. The weapon is in great shape, I do not plan on testing any more as I am confident now it will do what i need it to do, even though I rarely carry it anymore.

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    Taurus TCP.....I have one, shot some Buffalo Bore +p through it.....two mags killed my hand, worse than a .44 mag, but that's what I keep in mine.
    I don't carry it, just one of my guns I keep stashed around the house.
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    I have the Kahr P380 and carry the Buffalo Bore 100 gr hardcast +P.

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    The Kahr P380 also will accept the Buffalo Bore .380ACP +P. That's what I load mine with. It's quite a handful.

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    I just purchased some BB 100 g +p and ran some through my P3AT. I agree zx9rcam it kicks more than my .44 mag. I ran 3 sets through the gun and I was done! No feed problems or any other so that is what I am carrying now when I use that piece.

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    I bought two boxes of the 100 gr +p. That stuff has a kick to it. Two fail to feeds out of it. I was limp wristing. Learned my lesson quick, then no problems. Will have to get some more to get a little more practice with it.

    After firing it and feeling the kick I feel confident in carrying it.

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    The Sig p238, Kahr P380 (as noted above), NAA, Diamond Back, and Desert Eagle Micro Eagle off the top of my head. Apparently they say the P3AT as well...
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    Walther PPK, Sig P238 and the Kel-tec P3AT are the ones that come to mind. Basically most any Locking breach design should be able to handle the +p round and some of the all steel blowback designs like the PPK should be fine too.
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