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Old January 7, 2009, 07:02 PM   #1
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Opinions on Aguila 380 ACP

I've been searching but I can't find much talk about these. Any opinions on the Aguila FMJ 95g 380?

I was looking at buying some since it was inexpensive but I don't want to bother "saving money" if its junk.

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Old January 7, 2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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It shoots

I haven't tried their .380 ammo yet; however, I have shot a few hundred rounds of both their .32 and .45 acp fmjs with no issues.
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Old January 7, 2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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I have never used their .380, but their .45 is pretty decent stuff. A bit dirty, but no more so than WWB.
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Old January 7, 2009, 11:25 PM   #4
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I buy it for my PPK/s. The extreme rounded nose (almost to a point) feed much better than the WWB flat nosed rounds. It's a little dirtier than WWB or AE, but the stainless cleans up really easily, so it's not really an issue. Haven't noticed any decrease in accuracy, that pistols is super accurate around 10 yards.

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Old January 7, 2009, 11:42 PM   #5
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I've run close to 600 rounds of Aguila .380 through several handguns:

Two FN/Browning Model 1910's
Two FN/Browning Model 1922's
Two Remington Model 51's
Two Brownining BDA's
One NAA Guardian

No problems of any sort. Every bit as good as Winchester, CCI, or Remington.

It is my understanding that Remington is either part owner or the operator of the Aguila plant.
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Old January 8, 2009, 01:00 PM   #6
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My experience,

Like I have mentioned before, in my country we do not have many options for ammo manufacturers, the only option I have for my Bda.380 is Aguila ammo, 95gr FMJ, Aguila does not manufacture HPs in .380 if I am not mistaken.
I have used it and never ever had a problem with it, no malfuntions to date not one! it could be the gun too.

I have fired the LRN .38 specials in my revolver and those are Dirty!! now I use S&B in my revolver instead og Aguila, however the .380 FMJ dont seem as dirty as the .38 specials.

I cant compare performance of the .380 with other brands since it has been a while since I shot another brand of .380, for now it is my only option, use it to practice and self defence, hope it is good enough
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Old May 20, 2011, 11:37 AM   #7
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Aguila ammo is a bad and terrible ammunition

I have had a bad experience in the range with the AGUILA .380 ammo made in Mexico. Failure to ignite several times per 4 magazines I used. This is a very dirty ammo. Always with failures. Do not buy problems. My pistol is a Beretta 84F.
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Old May 20, 2011, 11:40 AM   #8
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My Bersa's run it just fine,,,

The 1,250 FPS LRN in .22 LR runs my Thunder 22 just fine.

I did run one box of .380 through my Bersa Thunder 380,,,
No jams or malfunctions of any kind.

I didn't notice it in the .380 so much,,,
But in the .22 that's some very dirty ammo.

I really noticed it in my single shot rifles.

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Old May 20, 2011, 11:49 AM   #9
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Bought a few boxes during the late shortage of .380, against my better judgment. But it ran fine, just shot up the last of it last weekend, no malfunctions of any sort. It is dirty.

I won't buy any more unless it is the only option, but I didn't have any issues. Beats Wolf anyday.
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Old May 20, 2011, 02:57 PM   #10
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I've shot some of the .380 and some .45 acp. I was pleased with both.
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Old May 20, 2011, 03:00 PM   #11
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Just realized Hornady1949 resurrected a two year old thread to trash the ammo.

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