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380acp penetration

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jimbo555, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. Cokeman

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    A little bigger is not the same. It might be to you but it's not to me.
     
  2. 3twelves

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    Carried a PF9 in a IWB holster for 2 years with t shirt and shorts, no issues.
     
  3. kokapelli

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    And I also said the type of ammo was not mentioned!
     
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    You're right.

    There are folks who, due to issues like arthritis, chronic conditions and reduced muscle strength, cannot use a caliber that recoils more than the .380. It is hard to understand 'til you get there or have a loved one that faces such challenges -like your 71 yr old mom- that they have all they can do to handle a pipsqeak cartridge like the .380.
     
  5. Gary A

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    Which is why having options is not only a good thing from a utilitarian perspective, but also from a marketing one. Options allow 3twelve to choose what works for him and others to do the same.
     
  6. kokapelli

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    I think the point of the OP in this thread has been lost.:scrutiny:
     
  7. 3twelves

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    back on track

    .380%20vs%209mm.jpg


    No thanks
     
  8. kokapelli

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    And it is still off track since the OP was about 380 penetration, not 380 to 9mm comparison.
     
  9. 3twelves

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    Well it shows that the .380 gives inadequate penetration.
     
  10. kokapelli

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    Not really, what it shows is fmj is the way to go in 380.
     
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    3twelves - people have been polite. Please, if you have nothing to contribute to the OP's original question, why insist on trying to prove yourself correct? Clearly this subject is of no interest to you, so why continue to participate? You joined this forum only one month ago. Why not try to take the high road and participate with courtesy in the spirit of the forum? No offense meant and I welcome you to the High Road but please try to stay on topic.
     
  13. Cokeman

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    Yeah. I can read. I never asked about the ammo. I asked about the pistol. You said that they told you what the pistol was. What was it?
     
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    Corollary to that, the illustration also shows that a .380 JHP that expands to any great degree will suffer greatly diminished penetration.

    Any JHP that struggles to make 8 inches of penetration does not exactly inspire confidence in its use in any but the most static and unobstructed frontal target presentation.
     
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    Don't remember for sure but I do remember it wasn't a pocket pistol.
     
  16. Cokeman

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    Thanks.
     
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