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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:41:32 PM
I gave up my search for a PPK and got a PPK/S with the beams coming my way. What the most bad ass defense ammo I can get for it.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:42:58 PM
FMJ Double Tap
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:43:17 PM
Hornady critical defense or Powerball.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:43:41 PM
Originally Posted By 98_1LE:
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penetration and not expansion?
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:43:46 PM
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9x19mm

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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:46:07 PM
I forget which one my P238 likes better, gotta go do some more testing - but the Winchester stuff seems to do well. I have some PDX1 left, I forget what the other was - been thinking about ordering some Ranger-T in 380, Winchester Ranger is my preferred 9mm ammo when I can find it.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:46:59 PM
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:47:15 PM
At .380 velocities I'll take reliability.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:47:34 PM
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9x19mm



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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:48:07 PM
I carry buffalo bore hard cast +p in my mustang
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:48:47 PM
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:50:08 PM
+1 hornaday crit. defense. Zombie ammo is what she has, same stuff different filling (green, not red) its reliable
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:50:15 PM
Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
At .380 velocities I'll take reliability.

FMJ.


As soon as it get here its being stripped and given a melt job. Ramps checked/ recut if needed to feed HP's.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:50:32 PM
The wife feeds her Bersa Thunder CC 102 grain Golden Saber.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:51:17 PM
Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
I gave up my search for a PPK and got a PPK/S with the beams coming my way. What the most bad ass defense ammo I can get for it.


I thought they couldn't import the PPK because it weighed too little so they added a bit to it and called it the PPK/S.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:52:15 PM
it's called 9x18
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:52:28 PM
Originally Posted By KalihiJack:
Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
I gave up my search for a PPK and got a PPK/S with the beams coming my way. What the most bad ass defense ammo I can get for it.


I thought they couldn't import the PPK because it weighed too little so they added a bit to it and called it the PPK/S.


S&Walther is making the PPK state side so its cool now..
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:52:59 PM
i am convinced for weak round like 380, fmj is the way to go
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:53:00 PM
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I buy Remington Golden Saber 102 grain for my wife's .380.
I generally go with the heavier bullets in smaller calibers; penetration seems better.
The Golden Sabers are 100% reliable in her sig, and dead-nuts accurate to boot.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:54:00 PM
I'm sorry, but a .38Special is my absolute floor for carry.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:55:08 PM
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Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I'm sorry, but a .38Special is my absolute floor for carry.


me, too, with Remington 158 gr LSWCHP +P.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:55:41 PM
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I carry buffalo bore hard cast +p in my mustang


This is what performed best in the NRA test in American rifleman a few months ago
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:59:27 PM

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
At .380 velocities I'll take reliability.

FMJ.


As soon as it get here its being stripped and given a melt job. Ramps checked/ recut if needed to feed HP's.

from what i recall 380 HP's really never really mushroom so it seems to be better to go with slightly heavier FMJ's and go deeper
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Posted: 1/26/2013 7:59:27 PM
Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Originally Posted By 98_1LE:
FMJ Double Tap


penetration and not expansion?


W/ .390 it's hard to get enough of both. Penetration is the most critical IMO. I prefer the Winchester FMJ w/ the trunicated cone(flat nose). You could always load a couple of expanders on the top w/ the rest of the mag FMJ..
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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:03:13 PM
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Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
At .380 velocities I'll take reliability.

FMJ.


As soon as it get here its being stripped and given a melt job. Ramps checked/ recut if needed to feed HP's.

from what i recall 380 HP's really never really mushroom so it seems to be better to go with slightly heavier FMJ's and go deeper


Not true I have some Speers that I fired into the "Bullet Test Tube" and they are expanded nicely. I will see if I can find them again, and post a pic.

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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:03:22 PM
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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:03:40 PM
S&B FMJ...the .380 won't give you both expansion and good penetration in the same round...go for deep penetration.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:26:20 PM
Winchester PDX-1

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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:32:42 PM
I shot a opossums face off with speer gold dots and another time had a one hit and die to the dome with the same. I used my LCP for both.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:33:40 PM
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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:34:02 PM
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How about we confuse the matter even more with some pesky facts:


I quit carrying golden sabers and switched to gold dots based on this.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:35:04 PM
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I carry buffalo bore hard cast +p in my mustang


This. I carry it in my Mustang clone p238
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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:42:13 PM
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I used to load a lot for .380 many years ago and unless things
have changed you can load better than you can buy for it.
My P3AT goes everywhere with me... even when I pack my
Glock 27.
But I must ask why a PPKs when there are so many 9mm
guns out there in the same size package.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:42:19 PM
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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:09:22 PM
Originally Posted By Fairplay:
I used to load a lot for .380 many years ago and unless things
have changed you can load better than you can buy for it.
My P3AT goes everywhere with me... even when I pack my
Glock 27.
But I must ask why a PPKs when there are so many 9mm
guns out there in the same size package.


ive wanted one for 30+ years. and finally had the extra scratch to get it..
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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:10:33 PM
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Hornady critical defense or Powerball.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:13:03 PM
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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:14:08 PM
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I have one.. a very nice Russian Mak..
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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:14:30 PM
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Hornady critical defense or Powerball.




Hornady critical defense has done well in nearly every test i have seen done with it.
I carry it in my g19, I wouldn't hesitate to trust it to expand as expected
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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:15:46 PM
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Corbon. Meets FBI spec and expands. Fairly hot round for a .380 though. Over 1000 FPS.
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Posted: 1/26/2013 10:20:55 PM
Gold Dot in .380 & 9mm. Just cause I heard it at the gun shop.
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