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Posted: 4/25/2013 6:52:24 PM EDT
Okay... is it possible to find Defensive 380 ammo?  Is it possible to find it for like $1 a round shipped?

I don't mind paying a $1 a round I just really don't want to end up paying $15 to ship 20 rounds.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 6:55:36 PM EDT
Just get some DPX. .380 is on the margin as it is, so put the best round you can in your gun.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 6:58:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Just get some DPX. .380 is on the margin as it is, so put the best round you can in your gun.


And yet I still haven't found a volunteer to let me shoot them with it...
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:02:02 PM EDT
Ball is the best defensive ammo you can find.

Even the BEST 380 has marginal expansion and does not meet fbi requirements by a wide margin.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:02:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SF1058:
Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Just get some DPX. .380 is on the margin as it is, so put the best round you can in your gun.


And yet I still haven't found a volunteer to let me shoot them with it...


snicker
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:03:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SF1058:
Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Just get some DPX. .380 is on the margin as it is, so put the best round you can in your gun.


And yet I still haven't found a volunteer to let me shoot them with it...


Yeah on the margin is bullshit.  I saw pictures here a while ago of a negligent discharge into a guy's hand.  Looked absolutely brutal.  Haters gunna hate.  Really the data shows that no matter what PISTOL caliber you're working with placement is key.  I wouldn't want to run around with 22lr or a .32 but 380 will cut through enough ballistic gel to give anyone a bad day.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:12:25 PM EDT
I've always carried Speer Gold Dots.  
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:22:03 PM EDT
I use ball with .380.  A slight expansion means dick if it doesn't penetrate far enough to reach vital organs.  Just my opinion.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:22:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By abtex1:
I've always carried Speer Gold Dots.  


Same.
I don't have any idea about availability though.

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Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:25:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2013 7:26:46 PM EDT by pale_pony]
Originally Posted By FlashHole:
I use ball with .380.  A slight expansion means dick if it doesn't penetrate far enough to reach vital organs.  Just my opinion.


I think that's a lot of people's opinion on mouse gun calibers. Personally, I've got Hornady Critical Defense in mine, but I'd use a good RN or TC too.

Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:27:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2013 7:28:41 PM EDT by m14reigns]
Originally Posted By FlashHole:
I use ball with .380.  A slight expansion means dick if it doesn't penetrate far enough to reach vital organs.  Just my opinion.


good advice.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:29:00 PM EDT
I use Buffalo Bore with a Barnes, but it's probably more than $1/per.  Maybe $1.50.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:29:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2013 7:30:19 PM EDT by NAKED-GUNMAN]
Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
Just get some DPX. .380 is on the margin as it is,  the best round you can in your gun.


Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:30:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Shockergd:
Ball is the best defensive ammo you can find.

Even the BEST 380 has marginal expansion and does not meet fbi requirements by a wide margin.


Fiancee carries Buffalo Bore hardcast lead.... Would not want to be in front of that.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:31:42 PM EDT
Hornady critical defense is what I carry. Really good stuff.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:37:07 PM EDT
When I carried a backup gun in the late 80's, it was a Browning BDA .380.

Back then, the best ammo for defensive use was the Winchester Silver Tip.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:39:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Chriscolo:
Hornady critical defense is what I carry. Really good stuff.


Same. Although it is my bug.
Link Posted: 4/25/2013 7:40:25 PM EDT
I quit carrying defensive ammo and went for offensive ammo.
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