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What do y'all think is the best grain hollow point for SD in .380?
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I use Corbon JHP 90 gr in my LCP when carrying it.
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Last edited by mpd563; February 23rd, 2009 at 12:07 AM.
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Winchester black box sxt JHP! 95g. They feed excellent in both my Bersa and P3At. For some reason my P3AT didnt like the DPX 1 FTF and 2 FTE out of one box.
Good thread on .380 comparison.
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alot of opinions in this article that I disagree with. alot that I do agree with. I HATE the words "stopping power" and "knock down power" there is no bullet that you can fire out of a handgun that will "stop" a person, much less "knock them down" - maybe shock their nervous system enough to make them fall down - but those terms are bull. Transfer of kinetic energy into a target doesn't stop it or kill it. Temporary wound channels aren't powerfull enough in hand guns loads (except maybe .460) to damage organs around the permanent wound channel. Shot placement is everything, penetrating ball ammo is NOT going to make the person bleed more because they have 2 holes in them... it only means more of the blood will be seen on the outside of the body. THE BULLET HAS TO MAKE AS LARGE OF A PERMANENT WOUND CAVITY AS POSSIBLE AND MUST HIT AS MANY CRITICAL ORGANS AS POSSIBLE. Hollow points and TAP ammo is the way to go in my slightly educated opinion.
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While most .380 threads almost always turn into a bullet war ie: FMJ vs. JHP ...
I personally prefer and shoot Remington Golden Sabre's. Excellent feeding and decent expansion. They are not quite as fast as the DPX rounds but are a heavier bullet and if I have to use my .380 for SD, it will most likely be at arms length.
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I normally prefer lighter expanding bullets for SD. In the .380 I use mostly 102gr Gold Saber. I have mostly bigger .380s, a Colt and a Beretta 85F, but the folks I know who carry Kel Tecs carry the same load. I have never been a big fan of mixing ammo in a magazine. Doubtful you could keep track of what's what when the shooting starts.
i carry round ball ammo in my 3pat. 95gr ball.
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