380 penetration test through steel barriers

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    380 penetration test through steel barriers

    Hornady 90 gr XTP at 900 fps...$75 per round,

    and a beach scene to take away the pain.
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    Nice!

    Makes me feel a little better about looking into an LCP.

    Was a little leary of anything less than 9mm but.... those pics speak loudly.
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    380's kill just fine, just not top pick for TACTICAL use. The real world, they are easy to carry and will blow out a skull just fine.
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    a 22 mag would do the same damage and there is no mention of how close the gun was

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    Ouch!

    I was about to chastise you for saying 75 bucks a round, but...um....nevermind.
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    P3-AT at 10'
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    Sights a shooting a tad low. Poor chrony. What did it ever do to you.
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    Ouch, that had to hurt.
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    Ouch.

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    Bummer, Gunthorp.

    Thanks for the chuckle, though.
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    Whom ever photoshop the last pic got the gun backwards for a lefty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95 View Post
    Whom ever photoshop the last pic got the gun backwards for a lefty.
    Maybe it's that rare "inverted reverse cross draw" carry?

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    changed its name to Otis...

    call them, i've heard they often swap at cost for another.
    though with shipping vs on sale with cabela's points its no differance.

    next crony, wait till after hay-fever season...
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    I'm a dealer, so I've replaced the box. It's not the first time.. A student put a 40 cal 180 gr FMJTC into one and it penetrated two layers and came to rest at the last barrier. Now I have a 1/4" steel plate in front.

    It's time to get some more dry fire practice with that Kel-Tec trigger. I don't carry the gun; it's more of a novelty.

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    I don't believe it! Everyone just knows a .380 will bounce right off a sheet of paper! Heck, if you shoot it into a headwind, it might blow right back at you!

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