Ruger LCP for the Wife

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    Ruger LCP for the Wife

    Ruger LCP for the Wife with CT laser
    Just got 1 for her what ammo would be best for carry?

    Thank you all

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    Have you checked this thread?

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...you-using.html

    And i think there's a few more in the ammunition board regarding the LCP or .380 choices.

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    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.

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    Some go with Gold Dots.

    Others with the Hornady FTX.

    I've never seen any DPX or BB out here.
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    Hornady Critical Defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j21blackjack View Post
    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.
    Ruger specifies NO over pressure ammo in the LCP.

    I use FMJ in .380, to ensure penetration. Expansion is nice, but not at the expense of penetration. In .380, it is hard to get both.
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    For winter months .380, it's FMJ first two mags and one mag with 90gr Gold Dots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    I use FMJ in .380, to ensure penetration. Expansion is nice, but not at the expense of penetration. In .380, it is hard to get both.
    Well said 10thmtn... FMJ is my load of choice, too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Ruger specifies NO over pressure ammo in the LCP.

    I use FMJ in .380, to ensure penetration. Expansion is nice, but not at the expense of penetration. In .380, it is hard to get both.
    I knew there was a reason I didn't like those guns. FWIW, I did have a P3AT that was 100% reliable, I carried WWB Flat Points in it due to the no +P thing.

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    I carry the Hornady Critical defense ammo and it functions flawlessly... Robbie

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    Gold Dots are the only ones so far that jammed in mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant48 View Post
    Hornady Critical Defense.
    this is a good choice!

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    LCP Ammo

    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.

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    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.
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