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Guys, my CW380 is landing at the FFL today.
I'm curious what ammo works best out of this gun?

I have read in a number of places that Fiocchi is a no-go, and has trouble chambering.

I have 250 rounds of Remington UMC FMJ coming, and bought a box of PMC FMJ to test also.
I grabbed one box of Hornady Critical Defense and hope it functions properly since that is my intended carry round.

So what works (and doesn't work) for you??
 

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The Hornady cd should run fine........if I remember correctly the pmc ran well in the p380 I had a couple of years ago.......I would think the rem umc should be OK as well
 

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Font Material property Rectangle Brand Logo I've been shooting rem umc target loads, I got the gold dots for my birthday or I'd be packing with the rem, got them in my spare mag.
 

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Good deal........told my son about it, and he jumped on it !!
 

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Sweet................
 

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I've put 150 rounds of the Remington UMC FMJ through mine without any problems. It also handled the Buffalo-Barnes +P Lead Free TAC-XP which I am using for concealed carry.
 

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Nice..........
 

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Thanks Buck,

I've heard good things about the Buffalo Bore +P...going to have to give it a try.

The Hornady CD FTX fed well and I'm also going to give the Hornady Custom XTP and the Gold Dot a try before I settle on a CC .380 round.
 

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Grabbed another 3 boxes of Hornady Critical Defense. Just love that stuff! And it seems to be on the approved list.

A quick pic of her above.
 

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Just a baby.......and so cute ! Hornady cd is good stuff.....I like it a lot and use it myself......
 

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I've put 150 rounds of the Remington UMC FMJ through mine without any problems. It also handled the Buffalo-Barnes +P Lead Free TAC-XP which I am using for concealed carry.
https://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=87

Thanks for that one. In the end a carried .380 is a last ditch option. It seems like that is proudly where Buffalo makes their living.
(1275fps/ME 289 ft. lbs.)
 

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Buffalo Bore Ammo 380 ACP +P 80 Grain Barnes TAC-XP Hollow Point

Grabbed 4 boxes to try. Not like it's cheap, but there are coupon codes...
Coupon*Coupon*Coupon

Owner of Buffalo Bore Tim Sundles on 380 +P Ammunition:

The 380 auto inhabits a valuable and useful place in our society, mostly because of the easily concealable, tiny pistols chambered for it. HOWEVER, because of the very limited size of the cartridge, it is plagued with limited power and therefore most of the existing ammo in 380 auto suffers from not being reliable as a man-stopper. We've studied and played with nearly all of the existing available 380 ammo and find it wanting as a reliable means of self defense.
This 380 Auto+P ammo will better all American made 380 Auto ammo by 150 fps to 200 fps in all bullet weights we make. This is a serious improvement in this typically anemic cartridge. This 380 auto+P ammo is more powerful than the typical 38SPL ammo made by most American ammo makers and you'll get 7 shots of it in a small/flat/light weight 380 versus 5 shots out of a bulkier 38 SPL J frame revolver. Additionally, with the 380 you'll get much faster reloads and the little magazines are flatter than a speed-loader used for a J frame.
This load is the direct result of customers wanting the deep penetration of the expanding Barnes X style bullet in a 380 auto+P load. See the below real world velocities from my stock real world pistols. We always use over-the-counter firearms to establish our velocities as using extra long laboratory test barrels gives false high velocity readings and is misleading to the customer who will be firing the ammunition in the real world, not a lab.

•1231 — fps - Browning Double Action-3.75 inch barrel
•1235 — fps - Walther PPK-3.5 inch barrel - (faster than longer barrel above, no typo)
•1130 — fps - Kel Tec PA3T-2.75 inch barrel
1136 — fps - Kahr P380-2.75 inch barrel


The all copper, long-for-weight, Barnes bullet is so long that when seated to an OAL of .940 to .950 inch, the base of the bullet will make a slight bulge in the case, but this DOES NOT affect feeding or chambering as the bulge is not pronounced enough to cause any problems. In fact, that bulge provides enough resistance to the bullet base, to stop the bullet from being battered deeper into the case upon feeding, which is a very good thing. If we load to a longer cartridge OAL, to eliminate the bulge, the cartridge will be too long to fit some magazines. Feeding was 100% in our over-the-counter test guns.

Technical Information •Caliber: 380 ACP +P
•Bullet Weight: 80 Grains
•Bullet Style: Barnes TAC-XP Jacketed Hollow Point
•Case Type: Brass


Ballistics Information:
•Muzzle Velocity: 1275 fps
•Muzzle Energy: 289 ft. lbs.
 

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Hello fljr and welcome to the Forum. I like pretty much any round that has it's front end with "rounded" edges.
 

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Welcome fljr......
 

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