Best .380 auto ammo

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  1. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    I didn't see this anywhere else, so sorry if I am repeating it.

    I plan on carrying a kel tec 3AT, and I was wondering ammo yall thought was the best to carry in this little pocket gun.

    Thanks.
     


  2. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known

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    Anything you can find right now, .380 is harder to find than 5.56 or 7.62 in the Houston area right now.... but generally any modern hollow point that will feed reliably in your pistol will work....
     
  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Active Member

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    Speer Gold Dot, period.
     
  4. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

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    I carry the Speer Gold Dot's in my LCP.
     
  5. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    Are all Speer Gold Dot's +P?
    I'd prefer something that isn't +P. The manual says the kel tec can take it, but it wouldn't be good in the long run. . . . makes me feel so happy.
     
  6. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I used Federal Hydrashoks in my Cheetah and they were reliable for me in that gun.

    I never tried the Speer Gold Dots but heard a lot about them. Would be worth a shot.
     
  7. The_Vigilante

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    From reading re SD .380 ammo on the various forums it appears that penetration is an issue with a lot of the HP .380 ammo, especially thru thick heavy winter clothing. The solution: FN Buffalo Bore 100g-has excellent penetration and the FN causes just as much or more damage than the hollow points.

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  8. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    I use nothing but Federal Hydra-Shok 90 grain JHP in 2 Kel-Tec P3AT's and in a Ruger LCP. They give 100% flawless operation.

    Flash
     
  9. TxEMTP69

    TxEMTP69 TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I use Hornady Critical Defense, was able to order from Cabelas and shipped faster then my WWB ammo. Anything you decide to carry you should shoot at least a few boxes through to make sure it feeds reliably. :2cents:
     
  10. T's C6

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    Each gun is different, you need to try different brands of ammo to check for feeding problems, ejection problems and accuracy. You do not want to have ammo problems if you have to use your gun.

    :fighting0010:
     

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