Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Question for My Reader

Or readers if I'm thinking positively. :P

For the .25 I was using as a BUG, I didn't bother with hollowpoints. The .25ACP is weak enough I knew I probably wouldn't get adequate penetration with hollowpoints, and I was confident that I wouldn't have to worry about overpenetration with FMJ rounds.

Assuming I can actually find any, what would you recommend for my new .380 - FMJ or hollowpoints?


Salamander said...

Look into the following:

Cor-Bon +P JHP 90 grain
Federal "Hydra-Shok" JHP 90 grain
Federal JHP 90 grain
Winchester "Silvertip" JHP 85 grain
CCI JHP 88 grain
Remington JHP 88 grain

Penetration of the .380 ACP ranges from 8 to 10 inches.

Jay G said...

Speer Gold dots in my P3AT, boss.

They've got a line out for short-barreled guns - IIRC, it's a faster burning powder to maximize the velocity...

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

It looks like the consensus so far is hollowpoints over ball. Jay, I'll definitely look into the Speer Gold Dots, that sounds like a good thing.

Of course, that assumes I can find any .380 at all. It seems like right now the real answer is "whatever you can get."