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    Do You Have a .380 SD Recommendation?

    (Not another caliber war, please...). I know I should carry at least a 9mm, and that .45 is even better, but I often carry a .380 and I am wondering about SD loads and projectiles. I just inventoried my .380 ammo and it's good stuff, but all FMJ. Any recommendations for JHP?

    (I suppose I could go for my lungs and get some Lehigh...)

    Thanks in advance.
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    I sometimes ankle carry my TCP with Sig V Crown loads. I think it'll work well if the need arises.
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    I usually use FMJ in my TCP, but I do have some off-the-Academy-shelf Winchester JHP's that I have in the magazines now. I figure if I can make a loud sound, that will scare off 99% of the crowd that may come at me. 99% of the 1% remaining will stop when they get hit with any flying lead (they're not going to ask what it was) and whomever is left were going to kill me no matter what I did. For those situations, my wife will be a wealthy widow!
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    Same as Post #2. I carry my Ruger LCPII with Sig V-Crowns.
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    My primary SD carry is a 9mm PT-111 G2, but my backup is a Ruger LCP-II .380. It's small enough to carry in an ankle holster, or in my pocket.
    In the summer, when I often wear shorts and a T-shirt, the LCP-II often becomes my primary SD weapon.
    I also have a Taurus 738 TCP, but it was having far too many FTE's to be a reliable SD weapon. I sent it back to the factory for repairs two months ago.
    The Ruger is LCP-II is very close to the same size and weight as the TCP, but much more reliable.
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    I use Lucky Gunner's test lab results:

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    Shootingthebull.net did test of various rounds from small guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopercdrkey View Post
    (I suppose I could go for my lungs and get some Lehigh...)
    Be aware my TCP doesn’t like the Xtreme rounds. It wouldn’t fail to feed but it was slowing things down enough I wasn’t quite in battery. Shot the rest of the test boxes in a PT638 and Girsan MC14 w/o problems.
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    I have some Winchester SD rounds with fragmenting bullets that look like the tip of a Philips Screwdriver. They seen to do as designed in wet magazines.
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    I carry Hornady American Gunner in my LCP. Feeds well but a little pricey.
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