Rosco, they (Corbon DBX anyway) shoot fine in my LCP, no problem but they have some kick to them. Surprisingly, I find the Buffalo Bore rounds less punishing. The BB 90 gr. Gold Dot JHC is my carry load of choice followed by the Golden Saber and Corbon DPX.
Mine fed two boxes without a hitch, however, I found the round to feel weak (no actual evidence) when compared to Corbon PP, Rem GS, and just about any other ammo. However, only Santa Barbara actually caused enough of a trigger slap to be painfull.
Some swear by DPX, while some tests have shown DPX to be underperforming (in 380) also given the cost of the ammo, I am just not sure I would go with it.
I had problems initially with Speer Gold Dot, but then also with other brands as well. I sent it back to Ruger. When I got it back I took it to the range and used Gold Dots, DPX, and Remingon GS. I only had one FTF. I want to try the BB next.
I practice with CCI Blazer ammo. I have never had any problems with the CCI Blazer. I carry the golden sabers. The golden saber ammo is kind of pricey compared to the CCI Blazer. I have shot the golden sabers enough to feel comfortable using it as my carry ammo.
I haven't shot any ammo yet in the LCP cause I don't have mine yet.
But I am a huge believer in the DPX ammo for self defense. I use the 125 gr. DPX in my .357 carry gun.
That being said, I'm thinking that I may not go to it for a carry round in my .380. I've read some specs. and even though the paper energy is there and the penetration has been pretty good ---- I'm thinking that I may go to the Golden Sabre. They have been performing and functioning really well in the p-3AT's and for a lot less money than the DPX.
I'm thinking that a little .380 ,on the fringe of manufacturing tolerances as it is, should be shot quite often with your carry ammo to assure confidence in your carry ammo. The Golden Sabre price makes that more feasable than the DPX. I'm more likely to practice with the one over the other.
If the little 80 gr. DPX was performing head and shoulders above the 102 gr. Golden Sabre, I'd be the first to step up to the plate (as I have with my .357). But it's a close match as it is between the two.
We'll see - I may have to test them myself.
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