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Old March 18th, 2017, 01:52 PM   #1
 
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G2 Research RIP .380

Anyone running this SD load through an LCP II or LCP? I went about 10 pages deep into this sub-forum and couldn't find any posts.

It looks pretty nasty in both expansion and penetration...at least from the Youtube videos I've seen.



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Old March 19th, 2017, 09:39 AM   #2
 
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I do not know about the .380's but I watched a video of the 9mm a few years ago demonstrating the penetration and damage. The independent video showed less than impressive penetration. The Hornady Critical Defense performed much better. Maybe these are a new version, but they appeared to be a gimmick back then.

Don't get me wrong, they will hurt someone, and maybe kill them. But it is not as certain a good hollow point.

I believe they had issues with heavy clothing as well.
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I also heard that they don't feed well in some pistols. I've seen the tests on them and will stick to the Hornady XTP in my .380 and Fed. HSTs in my 9 and .45. I don't trust rounds that are designed to shed weight. I want penetration, weight retention, and expansion.
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SteveLV had just posted a link in a currently running post - LC9s S.D. ammo.

Here's the link (even though it says 9mm it had results for other handgun calibers)

http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/self...tic-tests/#9mm
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