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Magtech "Guardian Gold" 95gr +P JHP

Shot a magazine through water filled milk jugs and another one through a bucket of motor oil.

This is what I recovered. They were all pretty much the same. Shot from a P3AT.





For reference, I shot this 357sig Speer GD through the same medium.



I also shot this 22lr stinger
 

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Hi,

Your results with Guardian Gold pretty much mirror the result that I got with this ammo, the bullets behave jut like FMJ rounds with zero expansion. You might want to reconsider shooting into motor oil, it is flammable ( a stray spark etc could ignite it), and it's toxic too. :-?

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You'd think that a .380 HP claimed to be "+P" would get at least a little expansion. Be nice to have also shot through a crono in order to get the fps. Maybe just to short a barrel for the "Guardian Gold" to perform as intended?

Bill K.
 

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I got bad results with the Magtech 'First Defense' SCHP as well. Out of the short-barrel pistols, it apparently doesn't get the velocity it needs to expand well in either water jugs or wet phone books. I also noted that in the phone book test, the sharp lip on the nose of this round has a cookie-cutter effect which punches a circle out that plugs the hollow point possibly inhibiting expansion. I also noted some pretty radical differences in penetration from round-to-round.

I will add that they do expand better in my wife's Bersa but I don't plan to be keeping these as carry ammo.


Fired from Ruger LCP into wet phone books.
 
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