Yes, it is supposed to expand just like any other hollow-point.unit1069 said:Is Pow' R Ball designed to expand?
Is the P-3AT designed to handle such a high-velocity load? It seems that Pow' R Ball has a higher velocity than the legendary Santa Barbara cartridge.
Say Thanks! for the feedback. Cheaper Then Dirt just got some in they sent me a e-mail yesterday so I picked up a couple of boxes, also got a couple of the Cor Bon 90 gr +P hollow point stuff they might still have some left but it usually files out of there because their prices are pretty reasonable.Boggs51 said:Curt32
I live in Orlando, Florida, so it's only a 35 minute drive to Kel-Tec in Coco, Florida. I dropped my gun off there last week for some work and they did their test fire with DPX...no problems reported!
rcmodel said:I don't know about "specifically designed for" but P3AT's were used during development & testing of the DPX.
I would think if DPX works well in the P3AT, it would work even better in any brand .380 ACP with a longer barrel.
No idea what they used during PowRBall development.
Tests, if you chose to believe them:
Note that the PowRball did penetrate deeper, because it failed to expand at all out of a P3AT.
It did pretty good out of a Walther PPK's longer barrel however.
Optimum is what it takes to penetrate to the vital organs (if you're speaking of the bipedal "do bad" type.Curt32 said:and what's the optimum penetration for a self defense load 8.5 inches seems a tad on the low side isn't it? Thanks
Yeah 12 inches that's what I read well I think that dead hourse should be resurrected cus 8 1/2 in may not be sufficent to get the job done just saw a FBI link that said that the Federal Premium Personal Defense 380 Hydra Shock got much better penatration with excellent upset, 12 inches and this was out of a 3 1/2 " barrel I believe. Think I'm going to order a few boxes they cost a fraction of the DPX stuff although I just ordered a box of the Cor Bob stuff but I'm thinking they would do a lot better in a longer barreled gun. I don't know after seeing ths FBI report this DXP stuff might just be a lot of hype. Whata' you think?Hutch01 said:Optimum is what it takes to penetrate to the vital organs (if you're speaking of the bipedal "do bad" type.
The FBI standard is 12" minimum in soft tissue, but that includes a lot of caveats.
This issue is well past the beating "dead horse" stage.
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