PK380 and +P ammo???


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Q!!
March 12, 2010, 10:17 AM
I have searched plenty and have not really found a good answer. Hopefully some of you will have some insite to share....

So, if the Walther PK380 rated for +P ammo?? I picked one up at the shop the other day for no other reason than they had it for a GREAT price. After shooting it I love this gun. Very accurate for me and easy to shoot. So, I am planning on carrying it sometimes. I saw that Buffalo Bore had some +P ammo that is designed for self defense. Is it safe to shoot this ammo in the PK380?? Thanks in advance for any help

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Q!!
March 12, 2010, 03:28 PM
Nobody???

HOWARD J
March 12, 2010, 03:39 PM
I just got some of that ammo---will let you know next time I go to the range.
Someone told me it fires fine in their Kel-Tec P3AT380 ( 8 oz. handgun _)

I purchased to use in my Sig P-238.....................

Will try in my kraut-american pistol..................

wild cat mccane
March 12, 2010, 03:50 PM
Call up WaltherUSA.

So you know, there is no such thing as +P in .380. Its either marketing or the manufacture is loading past a point that is rated standard. But there is no standard +P in this caliber.

Q!!
March 12, 2010, 03:56 PM
Here is a link to the ammo on the Buffalo Bore website. It clearly states +P. Must be a marketing thing??

http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=127

wild cat mccane
March 12, 2010, 06:06 PM
Yes, it is marketing. There is a standard that ranks all ammo, SAAMI. 9mm must fit in that standard. up to 10% more is +p. +P+ can be higher or within +P range. Marketing.

At this time there is NO SAAMI rating for +P for .380.

Also beware that Buffalo Bore sells their .380 using data they collected using gold dot bullets. When you buy from them you are not getting a gold dot bullet.

So when they say it causes x amount expansion in y amount of penetration it is a lie.

The bullet they use now is a pretty crappy one hollow point generic.

searcher451
March 13, 2010, 05:46 PM
Marketing aside, IIRC, the PK380 owners manual indicates that +P ammo is all right on occasion but that the increased wear may require more frequent servicing and attention from the owner.

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