This is a discussion on Best Defense Ammo for Ruger LCP? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by orangevol I'm carrying Corbon 90 gr in my LCP Same here....
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FN Herstal FNP-9, FNP-357, Kahr TP45
Ruger LCP, S&W 22a
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!
"Anyone worth shooting, is probably worth shooting several times."
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 ?
Glock 33 .357 SIG plus .40 S&W barrel for most of practice. Keep loaded with .357 SIG hollow point for home protection.
RugerLCP .380 equipped with Crimson Trace for everyday carry.
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
I searched for three weeks before finding a single box of buffalo... using it to carry, so I've not shot it yet. Just ordered 4 boxes of Magtech from Cabelas and it was listed as "in stock" so I'm hoping to get a chance to shoot it when the weather shapes up here.
Simple for my .32 and .380...Gold Dots...
(Neither of which are my EDC.)
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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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Springfield Armory XD9SC...Bersa 380 CC...Ruger SP 101 357 Mag/Snub...Ruger 380 LCP...Mossberg 500 Tactical Persuader
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.
what IS the 'fix' ???
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