This is a discussion on Kel-Tec p-3AT Ammo within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My back-up is a Beretta 94F. I used to have HydroShoks but now I carry Golden Sabers by Remeington....
My back-up is a Beretta 94F. I used to have HydroShoks but now I carry Golden Sabers by Remeington.
An Armed Society is a Polite Society.
Corbon DXP in everything I have. It is high, but like when I bought my 1st motorcycle they had helmets running from 19 to 300 dollars. I asked the salseman what helmet do I need to get? He replied...I don't know... what's your head worth to you? So along that same line.....what is your life worth to you?
1942 M3 Autocar Half-track...M3A1 Diamond T Half-track...57mm Anti-Tank Cannon
NRA Endowment Member...President West TN Military Vehicle Collectors...MVPA Member
"Naked and Starving as They are We Cannot Enough Admire the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity of the Soldiery" – George Washington, Valley Forge, 1777.
DPX will ruin your barrel if fired too much. (Specific for the P3AT) I'd only shoot a minimum of the DPX at the range.
102 gr Golden Saber here too.
"Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be Happy" Ben Franklin
I stager every other round Corbon in the pipe then fmj, then another hp, then fmj, etc.
[Same as Larryes]
Staggering FMJ and HP -- concern about different recoil and muzz flash during SD situations.
During conventional target fire maybe but if you are squeezing your llttle buddy like you will/should during a SD shoot and SD practice you have no problems.
Old testament....Shooting to Live 1942
Newer testament... Kill or Get Killed 1976/1987
I searched what I could find on the internet for my P3at. Found a table of balistic gellatin tests for 9mm and .380. It measured wound volume and penetration among other factors. For .380, Hornady 90 gr HP/XTP had the highest wound volume 14.34 aq/in and a penetration of 11.25 inches. The 9mm ranged between wound volume 18 to 21 sq in and penetration between 11 and 23 inches.
Mine shoots a couple brands with no problem, but WWB FMJ is the cheapest and easiest for me to find. Bonus, it is allowed at the gun range I occasionally visit when it's too cold and sloppy to shoot outside.