Have you checked this thread?
And i think there's a few more in the ammunition board regarding the LCP or .380 choices.
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Ruger LCP for the Wife with CT laser
Just got 1 for her what ammo would be best for carry?
Thank you all
I carry Buffalo Bore 100gr Flat Lead in my P238. The recoil is a little tougher than regular FMJ, but not a whole lot more. You can check their website, but I think the speeds are over 1000fps out of the LCP.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all.
For winter months .380, it's FMJ first two mags and one mag with 90gr Gold Dots.
90gr Speer Gold Dots
Colt New Agent, Dan Wesson V-Bob, Glock 19,20SF, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30SF, 36, Kahr P380 w/CT, PM9, PM45, CW9(SOLD), Kel-Tec P32, P3AT, PF9(SOLD), Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II, Stainless Pro TLE/RL II (SOLD), Rohrbaugh R9s, Ruger LCP w/CT, LCR, SP101 S&W J-Frame 638 w/CT, M&P 340 w/CT, Walther PPK/S
I carry the Hornady Critical defense ammo and it functions flawlessly... Robbie
Gold Dots are the only ones so far that jammed in mine.
As mentioned by another, Ruger says no +P, so watch what you buy. My wife and daughter both carry the LCP (my wife's used to be my BUG until she tried it at the range). They carry Speer Gold Dots, Hornady Critical Defense or Corbon standard JHPs - whichever is available at any given time. All function flawlessly in their guns, and all the research I've done (which was quite a bit before I was comfortable with them carrying a 380) shows these to be the top 3 in standard pressure 380 defense ammo.
Hornady CD. Mine won't eat Cor-Bon.
On a side note, my wife can't rack the slide on my LCP, but she handles the Glocks and the Walther just fine.
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. -C. S. Lewis