LCP Chronograph Results


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Greybeard
September 9, 2008, 05:08 PM
9-9-06 a.m. Ruger .380 Lightweight Compact Pistol with approximately 50 rounds of misc. ammo thru it without cleaning (or malfunction). Approx. 75 degrees, 90% humidity (raining outside), instrument 15' from muzzle. Bench rest, target at 7 yards.

Magtech 95 grain FMJ: Avg. 840 fps (830, 838, 840, 833,861). 1 1/2" group at POA (combat/center hold).

Winchester White Box, 95 grain FMJ: Avg. 859 fps (831, 884, 843, 887, 852). 1 1/2" group 1/2" below POA.

(old) Federal Hydra-Shock. Avg. 895 fps (887, 892, 915, 891, 892). 2 1/2" group 1 1/2" below POA.

Speer 90 grain Gold Dot: Avg. 929 fps (948, 926,927, 922, 924). 2" group 2" below POA.

Buffalo Bore "+P", 100g hardcast flat nose: Avg. 1071 fps (1089, 1044, 1068, 1077, 1077). 1 1/2" group 3" below POA.

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Will Fennell
September 9, 2008, 10:58 PM
I'll mention that while chrono'ing some rifle loads today, I took my P3AT out of my pocket and fired a mag full of Corbon DPX over the skyscreens ....averaged 1007 fps.

KBintheSLC
September 9, 2008, 11:09 PM
Buffalo Bore "+P", 100g hardcast flat nose: Avg. 1071 fps

Thanks for posting the results... this looks like good stuff. Strange it hits so low.

Greybeard
September 10, 2008, 12:57 AM
The Gold Dots and Buffalo Bore stuff were the last 2 strings. And, my "sight picture" was beginning to wobble more noticeably as I recognized staging the trigger. I sorta suspect that the "low" part may have been due to a bit of subconcious anticipation of the recoil just as the bullet was exiting that little short barrel.

As follow-up for others as answered in a PM, the BB stuff had noticeably more recoil. For me, not painful, but getting close.

For whatever reason(s), the LCP is not nearly as brutal as an AMT .380 I had years ago that weighed twice as much.

I don't plan to make a habit of shooting a lot of the "+Ps" in the LCP but was real curios to know what the fps would be. Buffalo Bore's box claims 1125 fps - but does not specify barrel length.

jocko
September 10, 2008, 12:02 PM
IMO that corbon dpx round is a very good round. The expansion would be alot more than the BB round, penetration would obviously be less. I love expansion..They feed great out of my lcp and my kahr PM9 also. that is what is most important..

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