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I have not fired mine yet, but I just manually ran the Cor-Bon 90gr JHP through it manually, and mine does not like it. It loaded the first round, and ejected it, but the second round, and the remaining rounds would not load on the first try. It took the second or third stroke of the slide to get them to go in. I then ran some PCM (Sp?) round point rounds through it and they went through just fine.

As I said before, I have not fired it yet, so I'm hoping it will cycle the Cor-Bon rounds with no trouble when actually firing. Maybe a little powder residue will help, along with the violence of live-fire cycling.

It will be awhile before I can shoot it, but I'll let you know when I do. I live in Indiana, and I can't take this or my SR9 anywhere but back to a gun dealer unless I have a handgun license. I just applied for it today, and they told me I'll have it in 5 weeks. The good news is that it is a lifetime license. Once I get it, I'll be putting many many rounds through this little beauty.

Anybody know if it will run Hornaday HP rounds?
 
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I had a problem with Corbon 90JHP. I fixed it and posted what I did in the techincal section titled "Corbon Feed Problem Fixed." I hadn't had similar problems with any other round.
 

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Thanks, Daryl. I saw your post, and it looks like a simple fix. I'm going to give it a light rub with the emery cloth. I'm planning on switching to the Golden Sabres, though, after reading this thread.
 

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My .380 Cor-Bon dates back to 1995 or so the label says. I think there's been enough different .380 "Defense Loads" made since then to perhaps render the load less than optimal for the LCP. Speed IS nice but it ain't the whole story by a long shot. No pun intended...
 

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Visited the LGS a couple of weeks ago. There was a deputy in there at the time. I asked if they could get Cor-Bon, and the deputy showed me what was now dept issue with the SD and the state hwy patrol - Speer Gold Dot. So I have switched out my FNP-40 as well as my LCP to Speer Gold Dot.
 

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pistol-packin-preacher said:
Visited the LGS a couple of weeks ago. There was a deputy in there at the time. I asked if they could get Cor-Bon, and the deputy showed me what was now dept issue with the SD and the state hwy patrol - Speer Gold Dot. So I have switched out my FNP-40 as well as my LCP to Speer Gold Dot.
speer gold dot good ammo. not sure I would switch out from corbon to speer just because the SD highway patrol uses it. Lots and lots of great rounds out there, speer is just one of them, certainly IMO not the best either but damn good ammo.
 

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I've pretty much decided I'm gonna shoot off all my Cor-Bon JHP and HydraShok's and carry the Remington Gold Saber load. That round profile looks like an easy feeder and I like heavier bullets for clothing penetration. I've had great luck loading the GS in .45 ACP and Cabela's here sells it. I like the fact that it's bonded so it won't disentegrate if it hits something hard like I've seen non-bonded bullets do (think heavy zippered biker's jacket for example).
 

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I've pretty much decided I'm gonna shoot off all my Cor-Bon JHP and HydraShok's and carry the Remington Gold Saber load. That round profile looks like an easy feeder and I like heavier bullets for clothing penetration. I've had great luck loading the GS in .45 ACP and Cabela's here sells it. I like the fact that it's bonded so it won't disentegrate if it hits something hard like I've seen non-bonded bullets do (think heavy zippered biker's jacket for example).
probably a good choice. I shoot the GS in my lcp and they function flawlessly. I also shoot the GS in my 9mm kahrs and they function flawlessly, along with crobon DPX. I like the 124 grain GS in my 9mm . I don't worry much about the clothing thing, as they all will do the job. total reliability has to be #1 in any handgun, ...GS are also very easy to find in most sporting goods stores. Natchess sports seems to have the best prices for me.
 

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I'm having trouble trying to decide if I want to load my own carry ammo in this gun as I do for my other pistols. Part of it is deciding WHICH bullet to go with. I've looked some informal test results into water, wetpack, etc and it's hard to see a distinct "winner" out of the crowd. The only "Factory" load that appears to be most promising is the Buffalo Bore Gold Dot load in terms of energy/velocity and SOME degree of expansion most of the time.

Maybe I should load the 102gr Gold Saber bullet myself over a max charge of Power Pistol or AA#7 and rely on the extra weight for better penetration rather than go lighter and faster....tough call.

Maybe instead of worrying about these more informal tests I should be more concerned in actual "street" results and load accordingly...maybe.
 

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MEJETSKI2000 said:
I'm having trouble trying to decide if I want to load my own carry ammo in this gun as I do for my other pistols. Part of it is deciding WHICH bullet to go with. I've looked some informal test results into water, wetpack, etc and it's hard to see a distinct "winner" out of the crowd. The only "Factory" load that appears to be most promising is the Buffalo Bore Gold Dot load in terms of energy/velocity and SOME degree of expansion most of the time.

Maybe I should load the 102gr Gold Saber bullet myself over a max charge of Power Pistol or AA#7 and rely on the extra weight for better penetration rather than go lighter and faster....tough call.
not sure I would want to reload for a defense round, plinkin is one thing but not sure you can beat good factory defense rounds. each to his own though, I guess.
 

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MEJETSKI2000 said:
I'm having trouble trying to decide if I want to load my own carry ammo in this gun as I do for my other pistols. Part of it is deciding WHICH bullet to go with. I've looked some informal test results into water, wetpack, etc and it's hard to see a distinct "winner" out of the crowd. The only "Factory" load that appears to be most promising is the Buffalo Bore Gold Dot load in terms of energy/velocity and SOME degree of expansion most of the time.

Maybe I should load the 102gr Gold Saber bullet myself over a max charge of Power Pistol or AA#7 and rely on the extra weight for better penetration rather than go lighter and faster....tough call.

Maybe instead of worrying about these more informal tests I should be more concerned in actual "street" results and load accordingly...maybe.
Stick to factory ammunition for personal defense. It's one less thing you'll have to justify in the event of a shooting. That applies to any caliber. If you want maximum bang for the buck (no pun intended), you will find any of the Bufallo Bore rounds a formidable factory round. I would rely on them long before considering a reload - and I have been a reloader for almost 30 years.
 

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Been doing some reading on Buffalo's 90gr Gold Dot load and it seems pretty much the performance level I'd like to see for this caliber. The standard velocity stuff doesn't instill alot of confidence in me. I like the bullet and the velocity is where it needs to be even from a LCP/Kel-Tec short barrel, unlike most of the other "Premium" loads which seem to struggle to hit low-mid 900 fps from these guns.

Giving it thought, thanks for the suggestions.
 
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