I shared the recoil and accuracy of the Ruger LCR, now I want to address the Buffalo Bore "+p" 90 grain JHP ( I put it in "" because there is no SAAMI spec for 380)
This is one of my earlier videos dispelling the myth of recoil of the Buffalo bore "+P" in the p3at. The entire session was done with buffalo bore ammo. I haad out about 400 trouble free rounds through it before I was satisfied and the weapon held up great even though keltec says not to shoot it regularly. I did NO fluff and buff on this weapon outside of polishing the feed ramp which I do on all my weapons with some rubbing compound and a cotton ball. it is out of the box factory.
I was using a desantis nemesis pocket holster and I discovered two things:
1. occasionally the holster will come out with the weapon when moving under duress ( as I was just training it wasn't even stressful even though my adrenaline was up)... I went to a desantis because I had a leather pocket holster with a nice fancy catch thing for the pocket but that came out a LOT due to the leather being smooth so I went to the nemesis for more "traction.
2. When pocket carrying you can do one of two things, move or draw not both. Once you start moving the compression in the pocket area makes it VERY difficult if not impossible to reach in there and get a clean draw. So you have to expose yourself for a second with a hesitation and draw before move. This was an earlier video so I thought it was a bad habit and did not realize this until I did a few more sessions to understand why and how things work with pocket carry. Now I rarely pocket carry due to this hesitation issue which I personally feel makes me vulnerable if attacked. I feel much more comfortable beginning my movement then beginning the draw stroke rather than having that hesitation.
FYI I video most of my point shooting training so I can look it over afterwards and critique myself, see what i was doing wrong, and improve on that.
I also want to give props where props are due. The book Bullseyes Dont Shoot Back by Colonel Rex Applegate and Mike Janich was the eye opener for me when I first read it back in 2001 or so and I have not punched paper at a range standing still since then. Also, I have not taken any of Roger Phillips classes but his book and DVD Point shooting progressions was instrumental in making my training regime better and improving on it, one day I would like to train under him, but I cannot say enough about his techniques as spelled out in the book and DVD that assisted me in becoming a better shooter. I am not perfect and I can critique these videos all day long, but I train once a week now for at least 50 rounds and I am becoming more naturally accurate and more fluid in my movements and I can tell you these books/DVD's helpoed me immensely.