If you have to use 380 ACP for CCW

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by CDR_Glock, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock

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    I know you've reiterated that 380 ACP is less than optimal for penetration, but if someone were to carry it because of one reason or another, are they better off with FMJ over JHP because of penetration?

    I understand that there is no SAAMI standard for +P 380 ACP. This is something I didn't realize until a few weeks ago.

    Thank you as always.

    Rick
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

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    I'd recommend Hornady 90 grain XTP. Seems to have the best balance of penetration vis-a-vis expansion right now.
     
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