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LCP Chronograph Results

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Greybeard, Sep 9, 2008.

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  1. Greybeard

    Greybeard Member

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    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.
     
  2. Will Fennell

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    P3AT and Corbon DPX

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

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    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.
     
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    will fennell

    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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