Quote from: MadKap on Today at 05:06:01 AM:
"How does that buffalo bore compare to golden sabre in the p380?"
MadKap, I did a search on this site for the Buffalo Bore ammo, as well as the BB site. I don't know exactly what the Remington GS ballistics are, but if they are anything like most of the others from Reviews and testing the P380, GS are probably about 850-900 fps out of the P380 with around 200 ft-lbs energy. The BBs ought to be around 150-200 fps muzzle velocity higher and around 280 ft-lbs energy. BB test from a KelTec p3AT gave 1100 fps for the 90 grain JHP round that I chose. Its barrel is a tad longer, but not much difference in performance I would think.
Checkout 380 Auto +P Pistol & Handgun Ammunition . There is a lot of info there. From what I read Kahr finally said that the P380 could handle the BB since it was +P capable.
Cabelas has a sale on BB right now and a $20 coupon or free shipping on orders over $100. (The offers are on anything, not just the BB.)
I think that this is the stoutest ammo you can get for the P380. I had planned on using Hornady Critical Defense ammo, but may use the BB 90gr JHP for CC. I'll have to try both after I get my PP380 and break it in. My normal practice is to use standard velocity ammo with high performance bullets that match the ballistics of my practice ammo. If I go with the BB, that will be different. I won't be practicing much with +P ammo -- ballistic differences don't matter so much at close range. Performance or knock-down power matters, though!
I hope that helps a bit. Take care.
Update: I checked the factory ballistics for the 102gr. GS and they list 940 fps and 200 ft-lbs at the muzzle. For the P380 that would probably equate to 800-850 fps and a bit less than 200 ft-lbs based on the drop for factory vs. P380 barrel that I've seen in tests and reviews. Check out the product reviews by magazine on Kahr's site:
Kahr Arms / .380 ACP Models / P380 Series
Several of them have test tables of ammo tried and accuracy -- very informative -- real tests. That's my thoughts, anyhow.
RiskPro has posted some good reference links 15Dec11:54PM:
Ballistics and performance tests on Kahr Talk Forum -- very good: