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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevol View Post
    I'm carrying Corbon 90 gr in my LCP
    Same here.
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    I think the .380 is severley underated. I read a G&A arcticle , i cant remember the muzzle energy and velocity but it said that the .380 can be a fine manstopper. It created more muzzle energy with a standard 95grn FMJ then Wild Bill Hickocks Navy Ball and Cap revolver. I think he stopped quite a few men!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigdl86 View Post
    I think the .380 is severley underated. I read a G&A arcticle , i cant remember the muzzle energy and velocity but it said that the .380 can be a fine manstopper. It created more muzzle energy with a standard 95grn FMJ then Wild Bill Hickocks Navy Ball and Cap revolver. I think he stopped quite a few men!
    I was talking to Dr Paul Mauer, he's a Brain surgeon and ballistics expert for the Military and the FBI. he said that the minimum energy to stop a threat is 360 ft pounds, which is a 9mm load. however at close range the 380 with 260 foot pounds is "adequate"

    he also mentioned that many European PD's use the .380 round as standard issue (just thought I would throw that in )
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    I have some Hornady Critical Defense ammo on order for carry load. The ship date for it keeps getting pushed back and now in late May.

    So far as +P I called RugerLCP tech support and they definitely told me the LCP not designed to handle +P. The info provided may be to limit their liability ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac00 View Post
    I have a Dillon RL550 and all the components to start making cartridges, all I need is the darn dies

    I have Win 231 powder, with 90gr FMJHP, with 3.2 grains of powder I should be able to get 1050 FPS?

    anyone know the formula to figure out the energy? I would really like to achieve 260 ft lbs.

    But until I actually get the dies and put some loads together and Chronograph them, I won't have a clue what they will run at..obviously

    Rough calculation

    Energy=bullet weight in grains/100 X (velocity/100) x (velocity/100 )x 2.2

    If I did my math right then to get a 90 grain bullet to 260 ftlbs you need a velocity around 1145 ft per sec give or take

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcodo View Post
    Rough calculation

    Energy=bullet weight in grains/100 X (velocity/100) x (velocity/100 )x 2.2

    If I did my math right then to get a 90 grain bullet to 260 ftlbs you need a velocity around 1145 ft per sec give or take
    Thanx, I'll have to go check the loading book to see what I can get
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    YAY! I got my LCP off lay-away today!!!

    Ammo should be here monday afternoon.....until then it makes a really neat paperweight I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budrbean View Post
    YAY! I got my LCP off lay-away today!!!

    Ammo should be here monday afternoon.....until then it makes a really neat paperweight I guess
    did you take it apart yet? that's the first thing I did
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    Quote Originally Posted by Budrbean View Post
    YAY! I got my LCP off lay-away today!!!

    Ammo should be here monday afternoon.....until then it makes a really neat paperweight I guess
    Congrats...

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    I use the Hornaday 380 AUTO 90 GR FTX CRITICAL DEFENSE in both my Ruger LCP and my Bersa 380 CC
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    For energy try velocity in FPS squared x weight in grains divided by 450240.


    And don't forget that the P "380" and the LCP both have issues with smileys. If you don't have a bit of gunsmithing done you WILL get damaged bullets. It will be worse if you load FMJ, but it will still happen to JHP. You may experience bullet setback (dangerous) or a cracked magazine follower or feed lips (disabling the gun), or a deformed holowpoint (decresing performance). The recoil in such a small pistol will cause the bottom of the feed ramp to hit the next bullet in the magazine under recoil. It will also hit the follower on the last round. The bullet nose gets a big crease in it, potentially setting the bullet back into the case, and putting pressure on the back of the magazine feed lips. The follower may eventually crack.

    If you don't believe me, load up a magazine, fire 2 rounds, then unload and check the chambered round and the top round in the magazine. A fix should cost you less than $30 at the gunsmith. Kel Tec knows about it, but still hasn't fixed the problem, I have no idea what Ruger thinks of it.

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    what IS the 'fix' ???
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    Sincerely,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac00 View Post
    did you take it apart yet? that's the first thing I did
    Not yet, Ill prob tinker with it tomorrow

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