The defense round for P3AT you actually carry.

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by B.N.Real, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. B.N.Real

    B.N.Real Guest

    You carry the P3AT to protect you and those you love around you.

    What exact round do you carry in your particular P3-AT?

    I talking brand,weight,bullet style-the whole thing.

    This is the bullet that you are hoping you never have to fire but when you do,it has to do the job.
  2. Rubb

    Rubb Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2006

  3. B.N.Real

    B.N.Real Guest

  4. Rubb

    Rubb Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2006
    So if I look for that exact round,I'm looking for:

    Federal brand-Hydro shok

    380 caliber self defense ammo

    90 grn  JHP?

    Obviously,I'd take it out and range fire half a box before I carried  it.

    I would do my own research, practice shot placement.
    Reliability should be checked with more than 10 rounds, 50 at the least IMO.

    There are many opinions on the best SD round, choose yours.
  5. B.N.Real

    B.N.Real Guest


    My apologies,I saw the thread at the top and did'nt even realize this was such a popular topic.
  6. lagerbrewer

    lagerbrewer New Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Cor-Bon Pow'r Ball
    70 grain
    JHP with polymer ball tip to enhance feeding and resist clogging
  7. zeke

    zeke New Member

    Dec 20, 2005
  8. Cremator

    Cremator New Member

    Oct 31, 2007

    It's actually Glaser Pow'RBall

  9. Shootist

    Shootist New Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    Corbon DPX 80 gr.
  10. molachi

    molachi New Member

    Jun 16, 2008
    Pensacola, Fl.
    Mine is Corbon DPX too...

  11. c0wboi38

    c0wboi38 New Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Corbon DPX. Every firearm in the house used for carry, is loaded with DPX. ALL of them.
  12. DaveNC

    DaveNC Active Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    I use Federal Hydra-shok as well, 90 grain.
  13. theheater905

    theheater905 New Member

    Feb 8, 2008
    CorBon DPX 80gr or Speer Gold Dot 90 gr.
  14. ColdWarVet

    ColdWarVet New Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    I use a chronometer to measure actual performance from my weapons - Corbon 90 gr JHP is the present winner for power and reliability. I have purchased some Corbon DPX for testing, though.

    I tried Buffalo Bore but had to rule it out as it's a bit much for the guns, imo.
  15. BamaShooter

    BamaShooter New Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    I am currently carrying Federal Hydra-Shock 90gr JHP. From all test I have read, it has always performed at the top of the list. In the top 3. The other two were Cor Bon JHP and Remington Golden saber 102gr HPJ. In the past I have usually carried the Golden Sabers due to the heavy weight and the rounded nose for ease of functioning. They are also quite accurate. AS soon as I can find some around here I will be going back to the Golden Sabers. But until then, I do trust Federal.
  16. Boggs51

    Boggs51 New Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    P3AT: "Mix & Match Glaser Blue and Extreme Shock Fang Face (only because Air Freedom fr. Extreme Shoct is not available in .380. Back-up mag...Corbon DPX.

    HK M23 45 ACP: "Mix & Match Glaser Blue and Extreme Shock Air Freedom. Back-up mag...of course...DPX.
  17. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    I use two rounds exclusively. Corbon DPX (80 gr) and Remington Golden Sabres (102 gr). I stack them like so:

    |------barrel----Corbon DPX---|
    | | Golden Sabre
    | / Corbon DPX
    |______Golden Sabre
    Corbon DPX
    Golden Sabre
    Corbon DPX
    Golden Sabre

    I have the +1 mag extender on my in-weapon magazine so I have eight rounds in hand when the weapon clears the holster. My spare magazine (which I nearly always carry) is loaded with six Golden Sabres (no extension on the extra magazine, standard baseplate).
  18. morganfd9

    morganfd9 Guest

    Winchester ranger 95 gr
  19. bro61

    bro61 New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    I have Speer Gold Dot 90 grain JHP and Remington Golden Sabers 102 grain JHP. Both cycled fine in my P-3AT. The Speer seemed to have a little more recoil. I am currently carrying the Remington because I've heard a lot of good performance reports on them but I'm comfortable with either one.