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Posted: 1/26/2013 2:41:32 PM EST
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.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:42:58 PM EST
FMJ Double Tap
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:43:17 PM EST
Hornady critical defense or Powerball.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:43:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By 98_1LE:
FMJ Double Tap


penetration and not expansion?
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:43:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/26/2013 2:43:59 PM EST by M82Assault]
9x19mm

Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:46:07 PM EST
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.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:46:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:46:59 PM EST
9mm
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:47:15 PM EST
At .380 velocities I'll take reliability.

FMJ.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:47:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By M82Assault:
9x19mm



Dammit you beat me to it
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:48:07 PM EST
I carry buffalo bore hard cast +p in my mustang
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:48:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By M82Assault:
9x19mm



Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:50:08 PM EST
+1 hornaday crit. defense. Zombie ammo is what she has, same stuff different filling (green, not red) its reliable
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:50:15 PM EST
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.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:50:32 PM EST
The wife feeds her Bersa Thunder CC 102 grain Golden Saber.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:51:17 PM EST
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.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:52:15 PM EST
it's called 9x18
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:52:28 PM EST
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..
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:52:59 PM EST
i am convinced for weak round like 380, fmj is the way to go
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:53:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/26/2013 2:54:17 PM EST by LightningII]
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.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:54:00 PM EST
I'm sorry, but a .38Special is my absolute floor for carry.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:55:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/26/2013 2:55:29 PM EST by LightningII]
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I'm sorry, but a .38Special is my absolute floor for carry.


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

Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:55:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Fincho:
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
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:59:27 PM EST

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
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 2:59:27 PM EST
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..
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:03:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheNamelessOne:

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.

Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:03:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/26/2013 3:05:14 PM EST by AssaultRifler]

Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:03:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:26:20 PM EST
Winchester PDX-1

This is the FBI's pick
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:28:35 PM EST
FMJ
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:32:42 PM EST
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.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:33:40 PM EST
I have federal hydra shok in mine.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:34:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/26/2013 3:34:48 PM EST by mr_camera_man]
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.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:35:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By Fincho:
I carry buffalo bore hard cast +p in my mustang


This. I carry it in my Mustang clone p238
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:42:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/26/2013 3:44:53 PM EST 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.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:42:19 PM EST
FMJ
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:43:46 PM EST
.45 ACP
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 5:09:22 PM EST
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..
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 5:10:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dimmu:
Hornady critical defense or Powerball.


Link Posted: 1/26/2013 5:13:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By M82Assault:
9x19mm



Link Posted: 1/26/2013 5:14:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By firewithfire:
Originally Posted By M82Assault:
9x19mm





I have one.. a very nice Russian Mak..
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 5:14:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By all4freedom:
Originally Posted By Dimmu:
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
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 5:15:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/26/2013 5:17:15 PM EST by AKengineer]
Corbon. Meets FBI spec and expands. Fairly hot round for a .380 though. Over 1000 FPS.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 5:20:55 PM EST
Gold Dot in .380 & 9mm. Just cause I heard it at the gun shop.
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