25rds – 380 Auto Hornady American Gunner 90gr. XTP Ammo

$17.45
($0.70/ppr)

78 In stock

Hornady Ammunition 90 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

These affordable .380 ACP rounds from Hornady represent diehard American ingenuity by way of quality components and data-driven design. The "American Gunner" line-up of ammunition uses time-proven load criteria which has been optimized for function and performance via Hornady's own cases, primers, and finely tuned propellant selections. Each of these rounds is topped off with an "eXpanding Terminal Performance" (XTP) projectile which weighs in at 90 grains; this is a common weight for the caliber and offers steadfast cycling alongside familiar ballistics both in-flight and at the target.


Hornady's XTP handgun projectile is a jacketed hollow-point (JHP) bullet which is so notable for its accuracy, uniform copper jacket, covered base, and consistent core density that it is often chosen by serious competitors for match use. As a JHP intended for self-defense, the XTP's hollow cavity and jacket serrations are engineered to produce wide expansion upon impact even at low velocities which are prevalent when using short-barreled carry pistols. During entry, the bullet's jacket will peel back as the lead core mushrooms out allowing the bullet to slow down and transfer its energy to the target for a sure stop.


Hornady has been around since the late 1940s and has brought impressive projectiles and innovative finished ammunition to bear since then. Their XTP bullets are so well-respected that other well-known companies use them for their factory loads.

Ballistic Gel Testing

 

We tested this Hornady Ammunition 380 Auto (ACP) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger LCPII with a 2.75-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 16.3-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.35-inches, retaining 100% of the projectile's original weight.

On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Hornady Ammunition 380 Auto (ACP) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 380 Auto (ACP).

To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.

25rds – 380 Auto Hornady American Gunner 90gr. XTP Ammo fired into ballistic gelatin

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 25rds – 380 Auto Hornady American Gunner 90gr. XTP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 25rds – 380 Auto Hornady American Gunner 90gr. XTP Ammo

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

25rds – 380 Auto Hornady American Gunner 90gr. XTP Ammo Gel Test Results
  Median
Bullet Depth (in.) 15.3 15.5 16 17.3 17.4
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.35
Expanded Weight (gr.) 89.9 90 90 90.1 90.3
Bullet Velocity (fps) 872 881 887 887 892
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Jerry

    Good quality ammo. Functions well in LC380. Recommend rotation more often than nickle plated brass as it will tarnish over time. Good practice to do so anyway.

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