Fiocchi or Winchester 95gr FMJ
This is a discussion on What ammo for LCP or P-3AT within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Actually, just about anything. I have some Remington JHP on hand I plan to use first....
Actually, just about anything. I have some Remington JHP on hand I plan to use first.
I avoid hollowpoints, prefering to go for reliable penetration in marginal rounds like .380 ACP. Here's what I'm using in the P3AT when I tote it.
The Santa Barbara stuff chronographed 1032 FPS from the short barreled P3AT and offers great penetration. It seems to be sorta "+P" in performance. The slightly concave blunt nosed bullet may offer a bit more "splat" when it hits.
I agree with the penetration guys. You won't get much penetration with hollow points in .380. So, I usually have Federal American Eagle FMJ.
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Rhinokrk; Thanks for the tip. I've got eight of the little 25-round boxes of it and, after reading your post, I examined them for wrinkled case mouths but didn't detect any. Have used quite a lot of it and it's consistent and reliable and will work well for my purposes.
Rhinokrk, If Santa Barbara is the second best, what's the best?
Sorry I am coming late to the party, from everything I have read lately the GSs are getting better penetration against bone and whatnot and now seem to be the choice overall for any .380. I would probably give the Corbon DPX a close second place. The GSs are expanding and giving penetration at the same time. One could not ask for anymore out of the little Remingtons.
Remington 102gr Golden Saber JHP in the LCP's. Heh, I want to post that .380 test sheet again, but I've already posted it twice in different .380 threads! It's in the "poll" thread if anyone is interested.
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