The BaitShop Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > FireArms, et cetera > Handguns, Pistols and SixGuns
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - ccw  out of state gun
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

This site is completely supported by donations; there are no corporate sponsors. We would be honoured if you would consider a small donation, to be used exclusively for forum expenses.



Thank you, from the BaitShop Boyz!

ccw out of state gun

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
Author
Message
BEAR View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar

Joined: 07 September 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 8551
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2017 at 03:12
.I read lots of reviews on the net. I read the worse
ones first. Seems that the FTX by Hornady has plenty of
fail to fire and feed & ejection problems. And these
comments are from many different brands of pistols.
Might be that Hornady has changed it slightly???
gunsmith though they were thicker primers in the FTX.

These are serious problems for CCW.

Right now I want the most reliable feed/fire/eject ammo.
After I have reliability, then I'll play with
expansion/penetration. I tend to prefer penetration to
expansion, especially in light CCW guns. I really don't
want to get into reloading this new round.
Back to Top
RobertMT View Drop Down
.416 Rigby
.416 Rigby
Avatar

Joined: 12 March 2008
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 3929
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RobertMT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2017 at 04:14
My experiences with Hornady ammo have been good and I don't care for their rifle bullets, so I'm not normally a Hornady fan. I haven't tried Sig or Fiocchi 380 ammo, so can't speak to those. I would buy a few brands and see what functions best in your Diamondback, you want to put some rounds through it anyway, to break it in. Pick what works for your pistol, I would stay away from magtech, white box, UMC, and other "bargin" lines.

I've used Hornady Custom pistol ammo, with XTP bullets in several pistols, in .380, 9mm, and 45 and never had any fail to feed, fail to fire, or fail to eject, with quality pistol (see below). I've picked up some of the Hornady "American Gunner" ammo and it also uses XTP bullets and appears to be same as "custom" line, but has flag on box, few bucks cheaper. I expect it'll be like V Max and Zombie bullets, same except marketing.

When I first got 380, I went with Keltec, before replacing it with Ruger LCP, because Keltec didn't feed reliably. Hornady custom is only one that was even close to acceptable in it. I tried dozen different brands in Keltec jamamatic and even started reloading 380 for it. Hotter loads seemed to increase reliability and because Hornady Custom is "hottest" factory I tried, it worked best.

I used up partial boxes of brands, I had bought for Keltec in LCP and it too preferred Hornady's XTP load. I had switched to critical defense, because it was reported to expand better, after shooting through heavy clothes and not overpenetrate after HP is plugged. I never had feeding issues, in LCP with it, I only shot couple boxes, for testing though. I did trust it enough, to let daughter use it, with my LCP she ended up with.
NRA Benefactor Life, GOA Patriot, SAF   

Back to Top
BEAR View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar

Joined: 07 September 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 8551
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2017 at 05:19
I'm a big Hornady fan, for 55 years. I like their XTP
pistol loads and shoot about 5000 of their rifle bullets
each year.

I also shoot and carry a 32 auto, the 32 ACP makes the
380 look like a MAGNUM. I was carrying HP in that, but
after a few decades switched to solid, wanting more
penetration in the mini-defense weapon.

I've got a 1500 mile drive before picking up the pistol.
As I pass along I'll pick up at least 2 boxes of
different ammo. Probably be just break-in ammo; I don't
trust auto pistols until about 1000 rounds. And as with
all new guns I'll need a good bit of shooting to figure
the best way for me to shoot.
Back to Top
BEAR View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar

Joined: 07 September 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 8551
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2017 at 05:37
I often hear the 380 is a bad choice because of limited
brands/kinds of ammo.

found this site with many CCW ammo brands, a lifetime of
testing would be required, even plastic bullet ammo!

http://www.luckygunner.com/380-auto-56-grain-arx-polycase-
25-rounds#reviews
Back to Top
Irish Bird Dog View Drop Down
.416 Rigby
.416 Rigby
Avatar

Joined: 01 March 2009
Location: Midwest
Status: Offline
Points: 3909
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Irish Bird Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2017 at 16:39
Bullets (& powders) have come a long way in past decade
or even more recently. Making calibers like the 9mm &
.380 more viable as a self defense caliber. Certainly
lots to choose from now days. But I agree with
bear...reliability is first. Some of the new 9mm semi
autos are nearly as small as many .380's.
Irish Bird Dog

NRA Life/Endowment

2nd Amendment Supporter
Back to Top
Wing master View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar
AKA StraightShooter

Joined: 10 June 2003
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 4987
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2017 at 17:27
I really like Speer Gold Dots. When I can find them
locally, that's what I carry in both of my carry guns. 38
special and 9mm.

I assume they make them in .380.

Wing master
I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.
Back to Top
BEAR View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar

Joined: 07 September 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 8551
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 March 2017 at 00:38
yep, they make it.

380 Auto - 90 Grain JHP - Speer Gold Dot - 50 Rounds $34.
Back to Top
BEAR View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar

Joined: 07 September 2013
Status: Offline
Points: 8551
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 March 2017 at 06:56
gun is in. But I'm in DC. will be back to pick it up on
Tues.

Off in 1 hour, Shopping Walmart for just any old box to
breakin/try it out. If i can find any of the ammo you
folks recommend, I'll get it. But probably get stuck with
white box winchesters.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.094 seconds.