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Old October 3, 2012, 11:09 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by chaim:
Well, there are a handful of .380 JHP loadings that exceed or at least come close to the 12" service pistol standard.
"Close" is great if you are tossing horse-shoes or throwing hand grenades.

In .380 I go with FMJs.

JHPs in the .380, if they expand, produce no more than 10" -11" of penetration.

With the .380, you have to make a choice- expansion or penetration.

I choose penetration.

I see no reason to abandon the FBI protocols since ammunition that meets them does very well on the street and under the worst conditions.
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