Corbon DPX 380 Auto Terminal test

Corbon DPX 380 Auto Terminal Test

This is a discussion on Corbon DPX 380 Auto Terminal Test within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm new to the forum and I do quite a bit of ammo testing for my blog. I actually found the forum by tracking back ...

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    Corbon DPX 380 Auto Terminal test

    I'm new to the forum and I do quite a bit of ammo testing for my blog. I actually found the forum by tracking back hits originating from here when someone posted a link to one of my blog posts. If you've ever wondered how Corbon DPX would work in your 2.5" to 3" barreled 380, you might be interested in the latest test.

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    Excellent stuff !!! Thanks for sharing. God Bless

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    See, that's the problem I have with .380's that expand. Not enough mass to push them deep into the media/target. And did you see the recoil? Pretty substantial. I'd rather have a pocket 9mm. But Corbon makes good stuff, no doubt.

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    I've been following you on youtube. Glad to see you here.
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    Thanks for the good stuff, and welcome!
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    It's very interesting what different bullets at different velocities do.

    Heavy for caliber bullets tend to penetrate deeper and expand less.

    However, add +P to that equation and it seems to expand more, penetrate less.

    Lighter for caliber option seems to expand more and penetrate a lot less....

    Lot's to think about! Man it's weird not seeing a lead core in those rounds too.

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    Summed up well - "You just can't cheat physics."

    Thanks for the post!
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    Over 7" of penetration with that kind of expansion? From a .380? I'd say that is a pretty good thing. No way I would expect penetration like my ..45 or 9mm or .327 Fed, but that's OK - and I carry my Walther quite a bit. Will definitely have to test the Corbon ammo.
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    Hmm I wonder if anyone manufactures a soft point type .380 ACP...So the expansion is ok and and gives ample penetration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foo909 View Post
    Hmm I wonder if anyone manufactures a soft point type .380 ACP...So the expansion is ok and and gives ample penetration?
    Funny you mention that. I'm really interested in picking up a box of soft point 9mm for testing just because I'm curious to see how it performs. I don't think anyone makes a .380 soft point. If they do, I have not seen it for sale on the usual ammo sites.
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    DPX or Gold Dots. Don't care what the caliber, 2 of the best SD rounds out there in my opinion.

    Love the tests, keep up the good work!
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    Try Buffalo Bore flat nose hard cast 100 grain +P ammo. That should work.

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