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posted on by Wayne Ilfrey
This is my daily carry ammo for my Bersa Thunder 380. Feeds very well. I've shot 100+ rounds and not had any failures with this ammo. All the "sim tests" while anecdotal evidence still seems to show a good penetration and good expansion on this round. Recommend highly.
posted on by ADAM KATZ
This is my preferred round out of my S&W Bodyguard 380. Out of 50 rounds down range I have had ZERO failure to feed or fire. If one is in doubt about this round check out Hornady's stats and results and you will be placing an order...
posted on by TIMOTHY BRYANT
I hate to give this ammo too harsh a review as this was my only experience with it but it has completely turned me off from this as a self defense load. The very first round that I attempted to fire out of my Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380 failed to shoot and required a double strike to get it to fire. I thought it may've been a fluke but out of the 7 rounds I fired, three required multiple strikes. I feared my gun was the issue but then fired several magazines of other ammo I had on hand without a hiccup. Upon researching this issue online I found that others too have had issues with "hard primers" on this ammo. I think the concept is sound but if the bullet will not go off when you pull the trigger then it's useless as a self defense round in my book. Other boxes may not have this problem but I'm not willing to risk my life or money on any ammo that proved itself so unreliable during my first encounter with it.
posted on by JAMES SHERWOOD
I was impressed with the way this stuff cycled and fired through my LCP. I have been looking around at different carry ammo for it and I liked this and the speer gold dots. I tried both side by side and noticed a little less felt recoil with this than the speer. Both seem like quality ammo. I need to shoot more before I decide this is what I will carry.
posted on by Jerry Oglesbee
EXCELLENT Micro Desert Eagle ammo. Performance is absolute Hornady perfection. The fact that Critical Defense in .380 seems to always be sold out and / or on back order anywhere and everywhere speaks for itself. It's wise to stock up a few boxes at every opportunity.
posted on by Steve Heaphy
The FTX round is a nice choice for self defense (for the .380), it's designed not to plug while going through heavy clothing. Expansion and penetration are not as good as L.E ammo for the .380, but they do shoot accurately, reliably, and expansion was consistent. If you can't find Speer Gold Dots or Ranger Talons pick this stuff up, it will do the job.
posted on by Kyle Helton
I shot a box of this ammo through my PPK/S .380 with very good results. I shot a one inch group at 21 feet. I also shoot a few rounds into soft dirt to see how they perform. I was very impressed, penetration was good and the expansion looked exactly like it does on the box. This is the ammo I'll have in my concealed-carry.