Links to .380 Ammo Tests

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Bobo, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Bobo

    Bobo Active Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
    We keep getting into discussions on which ammo is best for the P3-AT. I have compiled a pretty extensive list of links to tests that been done with .380 ACP ammo, many of which use a P3-AT. I have posted this list a few times before on this forum. I keep updating the list as I discover new tests and have added a bunch recently.

    These tests are listed as I find them, so they (sort of) fall in cronological order by when they were performed, the newest ones being last.

    Maybe this should be made a sticky, and I'll just update it as I find new tests, rather than submitting the post over and over again, and others can add links also. Just a suggestion...

    Bobo
     
  2. Bobo

    Bobo Active Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
    Here's a fairly comprehensive list of links to .380 Caliber Ammunition Tests. Have Fun!!!
    Some links may require user registration.
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    Many .380 and other caliber tests.
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?board=39.0

    OG & Friend's Ballistic Test Results
    http://www.ktrange.com/articles/a10/a10.html

    2d Gen P-3AT Analysis Part 2 (includes wet pack test)
    http://www.ktrange.com/phpbb2/viewt...next&sid=4935fcafa65b7bfa384953776a49d0df

    The Last Crusade - .380 Wet Pack Test
    http://www.ktrange.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=4791&view=next

    mouseguns.com - Ammunition and Ballistics
    http://www.mouseguns.com/amball.htm
    Scroll down to the .380 section.

    The Box O' Truth #26 - Little Guns vs. The Box O' Truth
    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot26.htm

    Ballistic gelatin testing results : .32NAA 90 grain Sierra JHC
    http://www.thehighroad.org./showthread.php?t=199435&goto=nextnewest

    DPX/Gold Dot Raccoon test.
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1148245402;start=

    Head-to-head test: DPX vs. Ranger-T
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1149377730;start=

    MONSTER WET NEWS MULTI-GUN-TEST
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1148670025;start=

    P3AT CHEAP JHP WETPACK TEST
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1166124717;start=

    Smilies and Wet Newspaper Test
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1116435642;start=

    Wet Newspaper Test: Corbon DPX .380 HP
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1147392682;start=

    Wet Newspaper Test: Santa Barbara 87g.
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1123002383;start=

    Wetpack Test: DPX, GD, GS, Ranger-T, etc.
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1158344941;start=

    WINTER/SUMMER WETPACK TEST DONE
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1158537757;start=

    Fly&Og Revisit DPX with GS, GD, and more!!
    http://www.ktrange.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=5320&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

    More Smiley Tests with a 1G P3AT
    http://www.ktrange.com/phpbb2/viewt...p;postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

    Smileys Revisited
    http://www.ktrange.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=5416&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

    THE FLY AND OG .380 DPX WETPACK TEST WITH 4 PISTOLS!!
    http://www.ktrange.com/phpbb2/viewt...p;postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

    Cor-Bon .380 DPX "Wet Pack" test with LWS380
    http://www.seecamp.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1148012398/0

    .380 ammo testing--DPX / GOLDEN SABRE / GOLD DOT
    http://www.seecamp.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1166065107

    Cartridge Performance: .380 ACP
    http://www.geocities.com/bersa_thunder/cartridges.html?20054

    Selecting a .380 Cartridge
    http://www.geocities.com/bersa_thunder/cartridges2.html?20054

    Bersa Thunder .380 with Cor-Bon 80-gr. DPX Ammunition
    http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/Bersa Thunder.htm

    Brassfetcher .380 ACP Tests
    http://www.brassfetcher.com/380ACP.html

    Cor-Bon .380 70 gr PowRBall
    http://www.stoppingpower.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10020

    Cor-Bon .380 80 gr DPX
    http://www.stoppingpower.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10021

    .380 ACP at StevesPages
    http://stevespages.com/page8f380acp.html

    Preliminary .380 wet pack report for your amusement
    http://www.ktrange.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=232

    Gel test today!
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1167146283;start=

    .380 Ammunition & Barrel Lengths at recguns.com
    http://www.recguns.com/Sources/IVG10.html

    UMC JHP/ AE FMJ ACCURACY SHOOT OFF
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1169330024;start=0

    .380ACP Federal Hydrashok in gelatin
    http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=175606

    Corbon DPX .380 into newsprint
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1174574610

    Cor-Bon DPX .380 in Ham
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1176045806
    See reply #4

    Ballistics data - 7 hollow point velocities
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1178377727

    9mm Versus .380 ACP For Self-Defense
    http://hunting.about.com/od/guns/l/aast9mmv380a.htm

    Test Results: The effect of moisture on .380 ammo
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1179005761;start=0#

    Dan334’s .380 ACP and 9 mm Para DPX water jug test
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1184294414
    See reply #9

    .380 ACP Hornady 90gr XTP JHP (Beretta 85)
    http://www.firearmstactical.com/test_data/380acp/hor380-90xtp-b85.htm

    .380 ACP Winchester 95gr Supreme SXT JHP (Beretta 85)
    http://www.firearmstactical.com/test_data/380acp/win380-95ssxt-b85.htm

    Double-Tap .380acp GDHP wetpack test
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1185827504

    Sweet! Double Tap .380!
    http://handgunsandammo.proboards36....bers&action=display&thread=1184702603

    .380 Gelatin Tests by John Farnam and Cor-Bon’s Mike Shovel
    http://defense-training.com/quips/2006/10Apr06.html

    Wetpack test: Fiocchi XTP JHP, etc. (DT_Willy)
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1188170764

    Gello tests we did here
    http://www.stoppingpower.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14504

    Why DoubleTap looks good
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=1755.0
     

  3. Bobo

    Bobo Active Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
    380 DPX Follow-up with Rem GS, etc.
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=318.0

    NAA Guardian 380 wetpack test
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=479.0

    2G P3AT Compared to Other .380s
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=313.0

    The Last Crusade" Statistical Test with P3AT
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=314.0

    Phase One Comprehensive .380acp Test with Sig P232
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=315.0

    Phase Two Comprehensive .380acp test with Sig P232
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=316.0

    First Ever Wetpack Test of CorBon DPX in .380acp
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=317.0

    .380 caliber ammo velocity comparisons with various pistols
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=1044.0

    Simulated "Bone" Wetpack for Sternum
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=804.0

    Finally got the SeeCamp 380 "bone test"
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=1161.0

    Bersa v.s. KelTec Shootout
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=2490.0

    Some .380acp caliber data summarized
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=1596.0

    The Smiley Thread for the P3AT
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=1662.0

    DoubleTap v.s. Ranger v.s SXT v.s etc. 380acp using Bersa
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=1707.0

    Powerball?
    http://www.seecamp.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1170728905

    Winchester Ranger comparison
    http://www.winchester.com/lawenforcement/testing/testing.aspx#

    P3-AT ballistics from wheelguy
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1201664304/39#39

    The new "AMT" 380 clone wetpack test
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=2537.msg12831#msg12831

    The AMT clone second chance test.
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=3082.0

    Bullet test today, Buffalo Gold dots and sabers
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1207420067

    Great Chicken test- Sabers and Buffalo Bore
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1208017655

    Wetpack Test: Fiocchi .380acp XTP HP, etc.
    http://handgunsandammo.proboards36.com/index.cgi?board=ammotestarchive&action=display&thread=6402

    Double-Tap .380acp GDHP wetpack test
    http://handgunsandammo.proboards36.com/index.cgi?board=ammotestarchive&action=display&thread=6384

    Comprehensive .380acp test with P232
    http://handgunsandammo.proboards36.com/index.cgi?board=ammotestarchive&action=display&thread=6406

    The Mother of all .380 bullet tests
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1209241627

    Buffalo Hard cast Versus Golden Saber- The 380 HEAVYWEIGHTS!
    http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=29742

    Remington Golden Saber vs Winchester Ranger
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbull...-ballistics/56054-winchester-ranger-ammo.html

    Ballistic gelatin test results : .380ACP RBCD 45gr TF/SP (bare gelatin)
    http://www.thehighroad.org./showthread.php?t=388190

    The Ruger LCP Smiley Test Report
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=3049.new;boardseen#new

    The new Hornady Critical Defense ammo
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1227703244/9#9

    holy buffalo bore!
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1228338510/2#2

    Ballistics by the Inch - .380 ACP
    http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/380auto.html

    Informal Tests: Hornady Critical Defense .380 & .38 Special
    http://hipowers-handguns.blogspot.com/2008/12/informal-tests-hornady-critical-defense.html

    Guardian 380 ACP Velocity Tests
    http://www.naaminis.com/vel38new.html

    Hornady Critical Defense in P3AT
    http://www.ktrange.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=7350

    .380 Ballistic Data
    http://elsiepeaforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=127.0

    Hollow Point penetration/expansion test
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1237663894

    .380acp Gel Tests
    http://www.goldenloki.com/ammo/gel/380acp/gel380acp.htm

    Phase 1 test of the Kahr P380
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=3762.0

    Phase 2 test with the Kahr P380
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=3765.0
    P3AT vs P380 shootout
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=3843.0

    SUPER DUPER AMMO TEST - Interesting Results!!!
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1255811818

    Wetpack and Chrony with .380 DPX v.s. GD, etc.
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=4055.0

    First-look observations of the performance of the .380ACP (9x17mm) in 10% ballistic gelatin blocks
    http://www.brassfetcher.com/380ACP ammunition performance in ballistic gelatin.pdf

    Another P-3AT Load/Test
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1268550553

    Wetpacks with DPX AND ALSO BUFFALO BORE!!
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=4055.0

    Latest opinion on .380 penetration v.s. expansion
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1272158306

    Opinions on ratings of .380 JHP ammo
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1272330160

    Magtech First Defense??
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1274721197/11#11

    Completely Unscientific Ballistic Testing With The Ruger LCP .380ACP
    http://www.citybillys.com/380 data.htm

    Penetration test with .380 GoldDot v.s. HydraShok
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=4182.new;boardseen#new

    Performance summary of .380ACP JHPs in ballistic gelatin
    http://www.thehighroad.org./showthread.php?t=529342

    A little 380 ACP ammo test for ya (results pictures)
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbull...le-380-acp-ammo-test-ya-results-pictures.html

    YouTube ".380 ACP test" search
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=.380+acp+test&aq=1

    A little 380 ACP ammo test for ya (results pictures)
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbull...le-380-ACP-ammo-test-for-ya-(results-pictures

    DPX Has Corbon changed bullets?
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1290127974

    Editor's Notebook: Compact Pistol Impact
    http://www.thetacticalwire.com/features/224106

    Federal .380 ACP 90 gr Hydra-Shok JHP: SIM-TEST* w/denim
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/user/tnoutdoors9#p/u/23/OQ6PgHhNYg0[/ame]

    Corbon DPX
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1306287220

    Buffalo Bore 95g JHP and P3AT - Brief Range REport
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1305286151

    .380 Ammo Tested
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/defensive-ammunition-ballistics/126664-380-ammo-tested.html

    .380 Ammo Tested: Round Two + Velocities
    http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum...341-380-ammo-tested-round-two-velocities.html

    Tennessee Outdoors Nine YouTube Tests
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/user/tnoutdoors9#g/c/ED7C307FC0D5B236[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2011
  4. oldgranpa

    oldgranpa New Member

    628
    Sep 23, 2004
    Nice job, Bobo!! I found the link to this on the mouseguns site. One of your links needed updating due to a glitch in the original post. So here is the new link....
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=2490.0
    This link is the Bersa v.s. P3AT shootout I did last year and is mainly a comparison of DPX with Rem GoldenSabr.
    Everyone should note that you no longer have to register to read the Ballistics at USRange. Just keep in mind that our wetpack tests there are for information and are not 'certified', 'FBI approved', or such.
    Cheers,
    og
     
  5. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    for more info and pics...
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1202857757


    Bullet test today, Buffalo Gold dots and sabers
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1207420067

    Great Chicken test- Sabers and Buffalo Bore
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1208017655

    Wetpack Test: Fiocchi .380acp XTP HP, etc.
    http://handgunsandammo.proboards36....estarchive&action=display&thread=6402

    Double-Tap .380acp GDHP wetpack test
    http://handgunsandammo.proboards36....estarchive&action=display&thread=6384

    Comprehensive .380acp test with P232
    http://handgunsandammo.proboards36....estarchive&action=display&thread=6406


     
  6. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005

    The Ruger LCP Smiley Test Report
    http://usrange.org/smf/index.php?topic=3049.new;boardseen#new

    The new Hornady Critical Defense ammo
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1227703244/9#9

    holy buffalo bore!
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1228338510/2#2

    Ballistics by the Inch - .380 ACP
    http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/380auto.html

    Informal Tests: Hornady Critical Defense .380 & .38 Special
    http://hipowers-handguns.blogspot.com/2008/12/informal-tests-hornady-critical-defense.html
     
  7. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005

    Guardian 380 ACP Velocity Tests
    http://www.naaminis.com/vel38new.html

    Hornady Critical Defense in P3AT
    http://www.ktrange.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=7350

    .380 Ballistic Data
    http://elsiepeaforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=127.0

    Hollow Point penetration/expansion test
    http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1237663894

    .380acp Gel Tests
    http://www.goldenloki.com/ammo/gel/380acp/gel380acp.htm
     
  8. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
     
  9. Rubb

    Rubb New Member

    Jun 19, 2006
    This should be a sticky again
     
  10. burley

    burley Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Kansas
    Instead of a bunch of stickies we put it (and other good/important threads) in the FAQ sticky here (post #4);
    http://www.thektog.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1522002#post1522002

    It was linked there , but it seems a bunch of those hyper links didn't make the transition to the new KTOG. I did fix Bobo's thread link (this one) so it works. I'll try to fix the others (some rainy day/or when I get time :rolleyes: )
     
  11. Rubb

    Rubb New Member

    Jun 19, 2006
  12. Zip196

    Zip196 New Member

    73
    Feb 25, 2010
    SoFL
    Here is another that did not show up in the youtube search.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/user/tnoutdoors9#p/c/ED7C307FC0D5B236/0/ATTBudWGunI"]http://www.youtube.com/user/tnoutdoors9#p/c/ED7C307FC0D5B236/0/ATTBudWGunI[/ame]

    Golden Saber