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Old 06-24-2013, 21:24   #1
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W@hat is the best feeding 380 ammo for Ruger LCP?

who makes the best feeding 380 SD ammo for the RUGER LCP?
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Old 06-24-2013, 21:29   #2
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I've run all these SD loads in MY LCP with great results..

Golden Saber
Buffalo Bore TAC-XP (my carry round)
Gold Dots
Critical Defense

All ran perfect... Of course, you'd have to try it first in your gun.
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Old 06-24-2013, 21:36   #3
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380 sd loads

i have never had a hiccup in about 250 rds of critical defense
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Old 06-25-2013, 00:13   #4
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Mine has fed Speer Gold Dot & Winchester T-Series without any issues, so those are what I'm using.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:43   #5
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I have fired a good amount of PMC Starfire through mine without a hitch. The PMC bullet has a fairly rounded profile, and looks like it was designed to feed in some of the finicky .380 pistols out there.

I have also fired some Federal Hydrashok with good results, but I haven't fired as many of them as the Starfire.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:23   #6
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+1 for Golden Sabre
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:43   #7
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Everything I've ever put in mine feeds, from 90 to 102 grains, JHP or FMJ. Currently loaded with Gold Dots.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:32   #8
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TulAmmo FTW!!! Not really, that shizz sux! FWIW, I don't have a LCP, but my P238 fired two magazines of TulAmmo before the slide locked up on a round. I pulled it out, put a new round in the mag, same thing. Once I got that round out, I fed 3 mags of Hornady Critical Defense with no issues.

FYI, I got three boxes of TulAmmo in .380 for the highest bidder, lets start the bidding at $1000...

What? don't you know there's a gun grab going on?!?!
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:03   #9
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mikegun, I've noticed a couple or LCP posts by you. Not to get off subject, but I'm guessing you or someone you know has one. Might I highly recommended the Hogue grip...makes a world of difference
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mikegun, I've noticed a couple or LCP posts by you. Not to get off subject, but I'm guessing you or someone you know has one. Might I highly recommended the Hogue grip...makes a world of difference
Couldn't agree more!! I got the one made for the LCP and it made all the difference.
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Old 06-25-2013, 18:14   #11
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Ours runs like a champ on WWB. We picked up three boxes of TulAmmo from Walmart last weekend. We'll find out how it does in our LCP and P238.
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Old 06-26-2013, 20:14   #12
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I've found my LCP to be a remarkably reliable pistol. I've put probably 500 assorted rounds through her with nary a bobble. I don't wish to entire into the "what ammo is best for self-defense" debate, but, for the record, I carry WW flat nose 95 grain FMJ loads in mine. A commonly available round, stone reliable and the flat nose does help in terminal performance.

I may buy a couple of boxes of Buffalo Bore flat nose +P .380 and see how reliable they are. Would add maybe 100 fps to the little bullets velocity.
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Old 06-26-2013, 20:30   #13
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I have run a combined 260 rounds of WWB Q4206, Ranger RA380T, BB Std Pressure 100 gr Hardcast FN, and Wilson Combat XTP through mine with 0 failures.
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Old 06-26-2013, 21:35   #14
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HHornady XTPs feed nicely in my LCP. Only had one failure with it at around round 50 with WWB FMJ.
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I may buy a couple of boxes of Buffalo Bore flat nose +P .380 and see how reliable they are. Would add maybe 100 fps to the little bullets velocity.
I don't suspect you will have an issue but Ruger doesn't recommend +p in the LCP. I have made some hot loads for my LCP and the take down pin backs out, others report the same issue when using +p or hot hand loads.
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I don't suspect you will have an issue but Ruger doesn't recommend +p in the LCP. I have made some hot loads for my LCP and the take down pin backs out, others report the same issue when using +p or hot hand loads.
Hi. Your point is well taken. I am aware of the admonition by Ruger not to use +P loads in the LCP. I plan on buying forty rounds of the hotter load from Buffalo Bore (they come in twenty round boxes). I'll put one box of twenty through the gun. If no problems, that'll be the round I carry.
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Old 06-27-2013, 14:26   #17
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TulAmmo FTW!!! Not really, that shizz sux! FWIW, I don't have a LCP, but my P238 fired two magazines of TulAmmo before the slide locked up on a round. I pulled it out, put a new round in the mag, same thing. Once I got that round out, I fed 3 mags of Hornady Critical Defense with no issues.

FYI, I got three boxes of TulAmmo in .380 for the highest bidder, lets start the bidding at $1000...

What? don't you know there's a gun grab going on?!?!
What a terrible post.
Sorry nothing to add just bothers me sometimes
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Old 06-27-2013, 14:34   #18
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Not trying to be a dick but the answer is:
The one that is the best feeding...one. Do not accept that because another person has the same firearm and they use xxx and have no issues that you will not have issues !
While getting several posts that most do not have issues is a good indicator you will have no trouble finding a reliable round.....you need to shoot your gun and make the determination yourself. Take the advice above and get 2-3 boxes of recommended ones and make sure.
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Hi. Your point is well taken. I am aware of the admonition by Ruger not to use +P loads in the LCP. I plan on buying forty rounds of the hotter load from Buffalo Bore (they come in twenty round boxes). I'll put one box of twenty through the gun. If no problems, that'll be the round I carry.
First I have never used Buffalo Bore 380 ammo. I have however used some BB 9mm +p+. It was the most inaccurate ammo I had ever used, in any gun. This was through my late grandfathers G19 that has accurately put over 10k rounds of assorted ammo on paper POA. It did not have excessive recoil so that was not the issue. I bought it for expansion/penetration test against 357sig/40/45 that I shot all in the same session.
After that day I fully test all ammo through every gun extensively. The thought that someone has loaded up some of xxxx ammo and not tested it scares the snot out of me.
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I do have an LCP as does almost everyone in my family. Has anyone found ammo that didn't feed and function in an LCP?
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