denny chiero: Do you remember what type and grain ammo you were using. Your hands showed no recoil at all.
Ben Ericson: Currently I carry my Glock 19 with hydra shock rounds
amb4u: From studies I have read, hollow points just do not have enough penetration shot from a 32 or 380 cal guns. Round nosed rounds are recommended.
Good video and good shooting Gasman
Samuel Ellis: Buffalo bore 85 grain + P lead free hollow points!!
telcom911: Doubletap 380 ACP 95gr. FMJ
"This loading makes the 380ACP really perform like it should!
There is virtually no muzzle flash.For the times when extra penetration is needed, this is the fastest FMJ on the market for your 380."
Velocity: 975fps / Kel-Tec P3AT and Ruger LCP
Bullet: Full Metal Jacket
Muzzle Energy: 201 ft. lbs. Kel-Tec/LCP "
Not pleasant to shoot out of an LCP, but this ain't no range gun!
snowdogthewolf: Got my first .380acp (Sig P238HD) though I probably won't carry it much. My primary carry pistol is a S&W40c, but I believe my P238 will stop zombies. It will be loaded Hornady Zmax that I bought for the pretty green insert, but I digress.
Clayton Howell: For a .380 for me and my wife we use round nose FMJ, they will pass through a very small person such as yourself (not a likely assailant) but in a normal size male stick near the rear of the rib cage and a large male(myself) just past center point. I prefer that to 1/4 inch - 2 inch of pen from HP rounds that would only hurt a bit not put somebody down. .45 ACP I use the same, as big of a hole as 9mm HP longer deeper pen. In my opinion HP is a rifle only round, I don't use high pressure pistols.
paris466: Glad I'm not the only one who thinks paper plates make nice, cheap targets. Plus you can see them easier (to see if you're hitting them) from a distance.
Derek Bowers: Oh and I carry Hornady Critical Defense in mine. Great ammo for the price.
Derek Bowers: I hope that there were no ants on the ground!
DrCharliesWorld19: Hornady's critical defense ammo for me
Jtactoo: .380 glaszer safty slugs
RichTF2: got 500 bucks u can let me borrow? ALways wanted to try one of those p238's
RichTF2: wont step into hollow point playground unless i'm dealing with a 38 special or 9x18 makarov from a 4~inch barrel bare minimum.
RichTF2: that's the best load for 380. good choice.
ikfpro: Look up tnoutdoors9 channel he does AMAZING jhp testing and has some great 380 videos. I am using the gold dots.
jreina20: I've done tons of testing on .380 JHP and found that rounds with open HP cavities are prone to clogging. It may be getting washed out in the water. I carry Hornady Critical Defense now, due to consistent expansion.
jo3jo3221: I use pmc fmj 115 grain
faliaphotography: Yes, I still have the LCP and I've never had a problem with it.
mikeprius: Do you still have this gun anymore ? I was looking at it for sometime now but the LC9 has gotten mixed reviews.
RUsty241986: I use the gold dots in .380 very reliable.
mookster man: excellent point!
The Tactical 6 String: Ive gone with Critical Defense. From what ive seen the results are promising. I also have some DRT which is also supposed to be effective. My old Colt Government wont cycle the flat nose rounds. On a side note however, the trigger on the Colt will allow for several accurate follow-up shots, I dont think I could ever get used to the LCP.
ThaTank Garner: ranger t series
jmans56: A good 380 ammo is fmj hollow point federal ammo
jmans56: The best ammunition for 380 is fmj hollow point federal ammunition
jmans56: The best 380 ammo is 380 fmj hollow point federal ammunition
Bill H: Go to rareammo.com, and check out the COP (copper inly projectile) ammo. I carry it and it expands in the third jug out of my Bersa Thunder 380.
cooldog60: You have a nice place to shoot.
MichiganMan226: I use Speer Gold Dot in all my carry guns can't go wrong with Gold Dot
RedTSquared: I have both Speer Gold Dot and Winchester Black Talon. I don't think they make the BT anymore but the few times we shot water jugs, there was some expansion. Not full petal expansion but it seemed enough to make the round effective. Well, as effective as our .380s can be.
Thanks for uploading.
Keep the Faith
Fred Bush: The issue with the "personal defense" ammo is that some courts have ruled against persons who used that ammo in self defense the last few years.
One man recently lost a suit against him because he used PD ammo in what the police had ruled a "clean shoot". The basis for the ruling was the the shooter had gone to "unreasonable effort" to purchase ammo "designed to kill at an above average rate".
For this reason I have gone back to using Speer Gold Dot ammo. It was designed for the FBI .
sirmorluk: I use Hornady Critical Defense in my PPK.
mixmaster76: i have a lcp and a s&w bodyguard and carry corbon dpx in both. have put several rounds through both guns with no failure to feed or any other issues. have done a couple similar simple water jug tests with amazing expansion. definitly give them alook. a little pricey but well worth it.
Robert Stowell: I chose the Hornady Critical Defense for my Kahr P380. All my other carry guns are loaded with Winchester PDX1. 380's need all the help they can get to get the defensive rounds to expand. Hornady's CD ammo has a plastic tip which aids in the proper expansion.
HikageMaru: I got the Ruger LCP-LM for my wife's concealed carry, but I admit that I always kinda reckoned that .380 ACP and "self-defense" were oxymorons. But I'd definitely rather have a .380 than nothing. My wife's pistol has JHP but if the hollow-points don't mushroom, what's the point?
Carolina12GA: glad to see im not the only one who gets on the ground to do water expansion tests! LOL Also look into Cor bon DPX .380 acps they cost more but are nice for smaller calibers
Jayson Kimsey: falia, if you haven't seen the TNoutdoors9 channel, he does a lot of good ammo reviews.
dearbrummus: I don't have a .380 but I do have a beretta tomcat .32acp. I feed it Winchester Silvertips which are pretty soft, open well and dump their energy quickly. But that is carried only when nothing else will do. I shoot .45 and own six different .45 carry options and then there is always my sp101 or my keltec p11. I carry the 3032 only as a last resort. The Silvertips are good ammo for this little mouse gun.
Rafee Alhussain: ??so since the .45 is so much supper dupper do you carry it every time you are our or once a year???
Rafee Alhussain: I use FMJ ruond nose because depth is important to me to do some damg,because meat is stronge element too.!!!
saturn2462002: take your own advice and use your 9mm but remember to pull the trigger several times as a 9 mm is not a one shot and done weapon like the 45. Have a nice day LOL...
saturn2462002: did your parents have any kids that lived: or did the best part of you run down the bedroom wall?
Darren Lyon: I have a Micro Desert Eagle. I carry 4 rounds of Glaser's Pow'RBall and 3 rounds of Buffalo Bore 95 gr. FMJ-FN.
If the hollow points don't penetrate, I know the full metal jackets will.
saturn2462002: I'll see your 9 mm and raise you a 45. My main carry weapon is a Glock 30SF. Now go squat & pee elsewhere.
BexarPrepper: I love my ruger lcp ;) Blessings!
bertaGSD: @faliaphotography, I found a link (1911 forum.com: "FMJ flat nose or JHP for SD in .380", sorry youtube wont let me post it) and you're on the right track!
bendigo78: I've tested a few hornady 90 grain critical defense bullets loaded in 9mm with a under minimum charge of titegroup and I am extremely impressed with the bullets performance. Penetration seems low but expansion is impressive. Also the gallon jugs react more like they've been hit with a rifle round. I prefer a FMJ for the penetration but sure wouldn't want to get hit with one of those nasty CD bullets. I carry a Kahr PM9 and P380.
faliaphotography: I am still happy with it! Although I will admit I haven't shot it much lately since I've been shooting my M&P so much.
Ruger LCP ammo & catching a 380 JHP bullet4.9
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