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How many rounds of .380 do you have?

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  1. ithaca_deerslayer

    ithaca_deerslayer

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    Hey, I love all these .380 threads. I think the little guns are cool. I only have a PPK, but I thought about buying an LCP.

    Then I did a turn, and bought a snubbie .38 instead :) I'd still like an LCP for the fun of it, but I've made an oath not to buy anymore guns.

    Just curious, for those of you with a .380, how many rounds do you have? I've got 335. And since I've been shooting more 9mm, .38, and will be shooting my new .45ACP, those 335 will probably last me a while :tongueout:

    Edited to add: No, I'm not part of the ammo hording problem, I had those rounds before the election. :whistling:
     
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    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    I always buy by the case and this four year old stash was about $6.50 a box.


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    The same with two cases of GDHP 124 gr. +P that I paid $11.20 / box of 50.


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    Then there's the regular range stuff, about 8 cases (including reloads).


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    You win :)

    How many rounds of .380 do you shoot a year? And out of how many guns?

    I can see using that much 9mm or .38, but man that's a lot of .380 :faint:
     
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    About a box a year thought this:

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    .380 is not range ammo.
     
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    The new little 380acp pistols feel and look really cool but dont let them give you a false sense of security.

    The diameter of the 380 is good but it does not have alot of penetration and penetration is very important when it comes to selfdefense.
    That bullet has to reach vital organs like the heart and liver in order to drop a attacker.

    I have shot 380acp pistols for years and seen the bullets bounce off railroad ties and some of the bullets lost their power before even reaching the rail road ties and hit the ground.
    I mean I shot good guns like the Colt Mustang and Colt Government model and got the same results.

    JUST BE AWARE OF THIS!!!
     
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    I have 2500 + rounds of .380 (UMC target) and 500 rounds of .380 (Federal Hydr-Shok personal defense)
     
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    Wow, and I thought I had a lot at around 1500 rounds. Mostly purchased before the great one was elected. Have purchased a few boxes since then to replace what I shoot up. I've got two P3AT's and a Walther PP. Usually shoot about 15 to 30 rounds a month in 380.
     
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    I have seen the .380 acp bounce off of old motorcycle helmets. While the .22lr goes right through.
     
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    When my wife reads this thread, she's going to realize we don't have enough ammo :rofl:
     
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    This has been discussed since the turn of the last century.
     
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    That's why I use FMJ in 380 for carry in 380 only.

    But you must have been shooting at a heck of a long range if the bullets didn't make it to the rail road ties? I have no trouble shooting my P3AT's at 100 yards. I do have to hold up some of the slide but I can keep them inside about a 10 by 10 FOOT area (or smaller if I'm having a good day) at 100 yards. That's using a standing two handed hold.

    Frequently I can hit a 55 gallon barrel at the 100 yard line on my range. Don't know how much velocity they've lost at that distance, but from the amount of dirt they kick up on the dirt burm, I wouldn't want to get hit with one. Naturally they don't penetrate the barrel, but they leave a small dent.

    Of course a lot of 9mm won't penetrate the barrel at that range either.
     
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    Half a box of 50.
    Another Doc loaned me his Sig .380 to try.
    Gave it back.
    Should give him the ammo?
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    I haven't taken inventory recently, but probably around 1000 rounds. My LCP is the only gun I have that uses .380; it is also my least carried gun and the most painful to shoot. All that comes together to mean I don't run much ammo through it, and .380 is by far the round I use the least of.

    I really should practice with it more, as with .380 I'll need every advantage I can get.
     
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    I've seen .380 bounce off the neighbor's cat. :rofl:
     
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    You bad.
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    100 yards with a .380? :upeyes:
     
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    I don't have a .380 but I do have a .32 auto, which is nice, easy to carry when its a formal suit and tie event, hides easy.
     
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    I put 5 shots of .380 into a rabid raccoon. He was down, but I could still hear him breathing. So I went and got a .22 rifle and finished him.

    I didn't inspect the shots.

    I wasn't overwhelmed with the results, and it seriously made me think about .380 . Personally, I now favor 158gr .38s for the penetration.

    I did a telephone book pentration test, and the .38s pentetrate further. Not as far as 9mm 124gr, but farther than .380.

    None of this is scientific enough to win arguments. But it was my own experience with it.

    Having said that, I'd still carry a .380 . But it made me think how a .38 snubbie fits my needs a little better.

    Oh, the .380s were JHP, so maybe that would lend more evidence to the possibilities of using FMJ. While I don't know for sure, I had 5 good center of mass hits on that raccoon, from the front. I'm suspecting I didn't get the penetration needed for the job.

    This is all just speculation based on loose memory.
     
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    Let's see. I can do a standing 4" group at 25 yards with my snubbie. That would hypothetically be a 16" group at 100 yards.

    The 10" group at 100 yards with the P3AT is within the realm of possibility.

    Of course, we have to allow some degree of BS adjustment. But probably not too much :rofl:

    (Edited to add, apparently the adjustment is from a 10" group to a 10' group.)
     
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