Close-Up of .380 ACP 90 gr. GDHP Speer Gold Dot

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    Close-Up of .380 ACP 90 gr. GDHP Speer Gold Dot

    Shot into 4 water filled, 1-gallon milk jugs @ 7 yards. One slug inside 2nd jug, other inside 3rd jug.

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    pretty cool
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    That looks like pretty good expansion. With .380s, I hear a lot about FMJ for self defense because a lot of hollow points don't expand well.
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    .380 is a nice little round, how bout a pic next to a quarter for size reference?

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    At your request, a comparison photo:

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    Nice. You have been busy with ballistics testing. Kind of cool to see these. Great way to pass time on hot day as water explodes around you....
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    Thanks for sharing the pics. Makes me feel good about the 13 rounds I'm carrying right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWalleye View Post
    Thanks for sharing the pics. Makes me feel good about the 13 rounds I'm carrying right now.
    Which gun is that? I've never seen a .380 that holds that many rounds. Or is it that you have six rounds in two magazines, and one in the chamber?

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    Beretta 85, CZ83...both hold 13rds, iirc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter64 View Post
    That looks like pretty good expansion. With .380s, I hear a lot about FMJ for self defense because a lot of hollow points don't expand well.
    i'll bet those were shot into hard water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post
    Which gun is that? I've never seen a .380 that holds that many rounds. Or is it that you have six rounds in two magazines, and one in the chamber?
    My Bersa Thunder .380 Plus holds 15+1
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    rlimke,

    What weapon did you use in regards to barrel length ?

    I carry that round in my Diamondback .380 and the barrel length is 2".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SigHawk View Post
    My Bersa Thunder .380 Plus holds 15+1
    Really? Wow, that is surprising. I have actually looked at that model in a gunstore and held it in my hand. It only held 10 rounds.... Wait, just checked Wikipedia. looks as if they have smaller magazines designed for 7,9,10, or 15 rounds.. I guess I must have just picked up one of the 10 round versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlimke View Post
    Shot into 4 water filled, 1-gallon milk jugs @ 7 yards. One slug inside 2nd jug, other inside 3rd jug.

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    Looks good to me! I hardly ever carry my ppk-s as my primary, but that is the round that is loaded and carried when I do.
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