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Hi all,
I am wondering what the preferred sd ammo is for you lcp owners? I tried Fiocchi 90 gr jhp and my lcp has a problem with them. They are just a tad too long to fit the mag. When you load the mag they jam in at the 3rd round in and wont move. I tried them in 2 mags with same result. I compared with wwb ammo and standing side by side the Fiocchi is about 1/16" taller.
 

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I have been using Federal Hydra-Shok JHP. Seems to work real good right the LCP
 

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Winchester Ranger T
 

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I bought a few hundred rounds from Georgia Arms which comes highly recommended. Still waiting for the LCP, but have the ammo, holster and extra magazines. Still 4th on the waiting list. No progress at all that I can see.
 

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I carry Winchester Silver Tip. They have been shooting really well at the range and I have had a couple of long-time carry guys recommend the load.
 

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Remington Golden Sabers or Cor-Bon DPX, depending on my mood....
 

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I've used the Wolf Gold 94 gr. copper JHP with brass case without any problems. Have put about 100 of them through....
 

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I traditionally carry Speer GDHP's in all of my pistols for SD. However, in my LCP I actually carry Powerballs. I think the added penetration that the polymer ball (is supposed) to facilitate helps with the smaller round. They shoot fine in it too.
 

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I'll second the Corbon DPX or Remington GS recommendation above. They seem to do best as far as penetration/expansion tradeoff in the testing I've seen. I prefer DPX of the two, but either looks to be more consistent in performance than anything else on the market. The price of DPX isn't too bad for me since I only carry it in the gun (6+1), and carry an Astra magazine (7 or 8 rounds) of FMJ as a reload, when I remember to carry a reload.
 

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Amazing the range of opinions on this subject.

It would seem that with as many .380 handguns out there now, that some kind of consensus would start to arise. I know there are a lot of opinions on ammo, but when one defines what they want to accomplish it would seem to be easier to see a narrower field.

Lethal:
Price:
Type:

Pick one or more......help needed.
 

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F1Rocket said:
Amazing the range of opinions on this subject.


It would seem that with as many .380 handguns out there now, that some kind of consensus would start to arise. I know there are a lot of opinions on ammo, but when one defines what they want to accomplish it would seem to be easier to see a narrower field.

Lethal:
Price:
Type:

Pick one or more......help needed.
my recommendation is Remington golden sabers 102 gr the price is average $17.00-20.00 depending on seller. It has the availability,adequate pentration,and comes as a hollow point that is proven it self to be a reliable feeder and expander. i have spent at least $100-120 to figure this out, if only i would have tried them first. if,if,if,if,if,if. Since every gun is different you should always check for function.

*********** Best bang for the buck, that you could find at most bigbox stores ******************

IMHO
 

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F1Rocket said:
Amazing the range of opinions on this subject.

It would seem that with as many .380 handguns out there now, that some kind of consensus would start to arise. I know there are a lot of opinions on ammo, but when one defines what they want to accomplish it would seem to be easier to see a narrower field.

Lethal:
Price:
Type:

Pick one or more......help needed.
I would agree about more of a consensus...
I have no opinion as of now, simple because I've only tried 2 kinds of ammo and really haven't researched it much. I kind of feel that whatever I have in there will be fine after I unload 6 or 7 shots. There are many options on the market but I think everyone pictures a different senario and adjust their thinking to fit.
 

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geod said:
BUFFALOBORE ALL THE WAY BRAND NEW JUST FOR LCP WITH +p load
Not just for the LCP. I have fired quite a bit of BB through my Keltec P3AT. It is an impressive round no question with the equivalent energy of a .38 Special +P. Hard on the gun long term, no doubt. And it's a kicker to fire. It remains my carry round.
 
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What I Use And Why.

I use Corbon Traditional 380 AUTO 90 GR. JHP. It's numbers are: 1050fps, 220ft/lbs from a 2.5" barrel. The LCP has a 2.75" barrel.
http://www.dakotaammo.net/products/corbon/convjhp.htm/

I had initial feed problems but it's fine now. I wrote about the fix in the LCP Technical Forum area, "Corbon Feed Problem Fixed."

My criteria was to find something that's always available in my area, feeds reliably and has good reviews. Based on this criteria I had the Corbon, Speer Gold Dot and Winchester Silvertip to choose from. The Silvertip seemed light, I liked the Gold Dot but the ballistics are a little lower than I'd like, so I went with the hottest round. I've seen good reviews on other rounds but I don't want to have to order my carry ammo.

The following is a nice writeup about ammo selection. http://www.chuckhawks.com/ammo_by_anonymous.htm/
 
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