Does any .380 round penetrate at least 12 inches & expand?


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Philo_Beddoe
February 7, 2010, 04:17 PM
I can not find any ballistics gelatin tests out of a 2.75 inch (ruger lcp) barrel showing a 380 round that will penetrate at least 12 inches in ballistics gelatin and expand.

Obviosly FMJ will penetrate but not expand and all JHP I have seen will expand but not penetrate 12 inches.

Any suggestions?

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kokapelli
February 7, 2010, 05:09 PM
According to the Goldenloki gelatin tests http://www.goldenloki.com/ammo/gel/380acp/gel380acp.htm

The Speer Gold Dot fired from a Kel Tec P-3AT penetrated 12.6 inches and expanded to .452.

rcmodel
February 7, 2010, 05:14 PM
Yes lots of them do.

Here are links to more .380 ACP ammo tests then anyone should care to read.

http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1199737660

rc

kokapelli
February 8, 2010, 08:04 AM
Yes lots of them do.

Here are links to more .380 ACP ammo tests then anyone should care to read.

http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1199737660

rc
Although interesting most of these tests are wet pack test which don't really relate to bullet performance in humans.
:scrutiny:

Just One Shot
February 8, 2010, 08:58 AM
Here's what I carry in my mouse gun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhXSTqV0CT4&feature=related

HDStreet
February 8, 2010, 01:09 PM
Hey, Just One Shot. Thanks for the link and tip on the Hornady Critical Defense ammunition. I have been wanting the best for my wife's P380 and my PM9. The name Hornady sells itself so I'm in the market for it now!

Just One Shot
February 8, 2010, 02:47 PM
HDStreet Hey, Just One Shot. Thanks for the link and tip on the Hornady Critical Defense ammunition. I have been wanting the best for my wife's P380 and my PM9. The name Hornady sells itself so I'm in the market for it now!


No problem.
;)

You might want to look online at Sportsmans Guide:

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/hornady-critical-defense-handgun-ammo.aspx?a=545023

or Cabelas:

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0066032216932a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&No=18&Ntk=Products&QueryText=.380&sort=all&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23

if you can't find it locally.

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