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okglockman
09-18-2011, 7:41 AM
For those shooting .380's, check out +P ammo from Buffalo. You can achieve 1300 fps with this stuff. It will improve penetration in instances where it is needed. You just have to make sure your firearm will handle +P ammo.

http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=29

redcliff
09-18-2011, 8:27 AM
Which can be difficult to determine since there is no SAAMI spec for .380+p?

okglockman
09-18-2011, 11:34 AM
In a question and answer on Kahr's website, they promote that the Kahr .380 will handle +P ammunition.

Disclaimer: This is what I read. Consult your firearm's manufacturer before using +P ammo in your firearm. I cannot be held personally liable for the firearm you left at home or the shot you miss.

OneStepBehind
09-18-2011, 2:57 PM
Hi-Points advertise +P as well.

2nd Shot
09-18-2011, 3:33 PM
Since most .380's are straight blowback, and are obviously tuned to cycle standard loads, this sounds like a quick path to slide and frame breakage to me.

The browning short recoil operated mini pistols may (like their bigger 9mm cousins) be more tolerant of higher pressures.

okglockman
12-08-2011, 5:46 PM
Thought I'd revive this thread in case some of you haven't heard about the Buffalo ammo for .380

pyromensch
12-08-2011, 10:33 PM
bought some months ago, for my browning bda, and it helped, that it was a firearm used in the specs

chrisf
12-09-2011, 4:13 AM
Hi-Points advertise +P as well.
Ive seen +p+ hi points work well *Try at your own risk

Swift Justice
12-09-2011, 9:19 AM
Just FYI for the LCP owners Ruger specifically states that +P ammo should not be used in the LCP.

wtkaiser
12-09-2011, 6:26 PM
Reminds me of the line about over-compressing an air rifle, or putting Webers on a Renault Dauphine. If you need more gun - get a bigger gun.

desertmedic
12-09-2011, 9:45 PM
Ive got a Star SS model. Whatta ya guys think... +P?

okglockman
12-10-2011, 6:37 AM
Always consult your firearm manual for what ammo it can handle.

The King
12-10-2011, 8:16 AM
Reminds me of the line about over-compressing an air rifle, or putting Webers on a Renault Dauphine. If you need more gun - get a bigger gun.

I love it.
Sound off if you know what a Renault Dauphine looks like!

Swift Justice
12-10-2011, 8:23 AM
I love it.
Sound off if you know what a Renault Dauphine looks like!

Oh yeah. They had one prominently in the latest version of "The Prisoner".

wtkaiser
12-10-2011, 1:15 PM
Ah yes, now we're REALLY changing the subject! My older and wiser (?) brother had two of them in our driveway and garage at one point, back in the 60s. He taught me engine basics with one of them. They were "interesting" cars. Couldn't keep the water out of the oil on one of them. Anyway, sorry about the change of subject, OP.

saki302
12-10-2011, 3:10 PM
My grandfather obliterated his Dauphine in a car wreck many decades ago- long before I was here.

I'm a fan of .380+P if your gun can handle it- it has a bit more power, and since most tend to expand poorly, they work like a semi wadcutter with full penetration.

Just shoot enough to make sure your pistol cycles with them.

-Dave

cuinmysights
12-11-2011, 10:02 AM
Use that Buffalo ammo in my Kahr P380 - wow!

schneiderguy
12-11-2011, 10:14 AM
Use that Buffalo ammo in my Kahr P380 - wow!

Wow like "wow it shoots awesome" or wow like "wow my gun blew up and I'm missing a hand now"? :p

JTROKS
12-11-2011, 11:12 AM
I wonder if a Lorcin 380acp is rated for +p???

morrcarr67
12-11-2011, 11:57 AM
I would not use +p in a Lorcin.