20rds - .380 Auto Magtech Guardian Gold 85gr. +P HP Ammo

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Magtech 85 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

Magtech Guardian Gold .380 ACP 85 Grain +P HP Ammo – 20 Rounds



Magtech has been dedicated to manufacturing high quality ammo since 1926. The company also manufactures all their own components, which gives them total control over every stage of the production process. Only the highest quality raw materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques are used to produce the high standards that have elevated Magtech into an internationally recognized name in the ammunition industry.



This package contains 20 rounds of Magtech Guardian Gold .380 Auto ammunition. Each round is loaded with an 85 grain jacketed hollow point projectile. Providing powerful energy transfer, optimal penetration, impressive terminal expansion, and reliable pinpoint accuracy, Magtech Guardian Gold is a great option for self-defense, especially for the budget-conscious shooter.



These new production rounds are 100 percent non-corrosive, boxer primed, and feature high-quality, reloadable brass cases. Law enforcement agencies around the globe depend on Magtech for their training and duty ammunition. All Magtech ammo meets SAAMI and CIP specifications.



This +P overpressure ammunition produces consistent muzzle velocities of 1082 feet per second with 221 foot pounds of threat-stopping energy.

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

As you hunt for the best self-defense 380 Auto (ACP) ammo, we thought you might enjoy seeing the results of some testing we recently conducted with calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin.

We shot five of these Magtech rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a Ruger LCPII. The results are detailed in the video you see above as well as the photographs. Through the charts, you should get a great idea how this Magtech ammo stacked up relative to other 380 Auto (ACP) ammo products available to American shooters.

To get a better sense of our tests, be sure to check out all the protocols we followed when conducting our tests to determine the best self-defense ammo.

Gel test results for Magtech 85 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - .380 Auto Magtech Guardian Gold 85gr. +P HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - .380 Auto Magtech Guardian Gold 85gr. +P HP Ammo

How do the results for this Magtech 380 Auto (ACP) compare to other 380 AUTO?

20rds - .380 Auto Magtech Guardian Gold 85gr. +P HP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 11.7 11.8 12 13.2 13.3
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.35 0.44 0.51 0.52 0.54
Expanded Weight (gr.) 84.9 85.3 85.4 85.5 85.6
Bullet Velocity (fps) 890 928 981 983 987

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    posted on by Steve Heaphy

    These are some good hollow ponts. My ballistic testing showed 11" of penetration and good expansion.

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