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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...

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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
 

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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]
 

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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,
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wheelguy said:
For those in a hurry, here's the bottom line: Tested Buffalo Bore Gold Dot and Hard Cast - the two highest energy cartriges available in 380. The Gold Dot penetrated much more than the Hard Cast, and mushroomed uniformly to an impressive .585 inches.
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

Bobo said:
Three older, but probably still relevent tests that could be added to the sticky:
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


gatorhugger said:
The Mother of all .380 bullet tests
Bobo said:
I have four more .380 tests to add to the sticky when you get a chance. The last one, for the LCP also applies to P-3AT's.

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

Thanks,
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A few more .380 ammo tests to add to the sticky when you get a chance.Thanks,
Bobo

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
 

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A few more .380 tests that can be added to the sticky when you get a chance...Thanks,
Bobo

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
 

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In view of recent comments about GoldenSabr not expanding ...
 

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This should be a sticky again
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: )
 

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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
 
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