.380 ACP +P Buffalo Bore 90-grain JHP

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posted on November 15, 2011
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Terminal Tuesday covered the standard-velocity Buffalo Bore .380 ACP load several months ago, but the company's +P load—one of the few +P offerings for this chambering—penetrates about an inch deeper and creates a much larger wound cavity. This is due to its higher velocity; 1,129 fps compared to 986 fps. SAAMI does not recognize +P .380 ACP loads, but Tim Sundles at Buffalo Bore told me he has tested the company's +P products in most every manufacturer's handguns and has seen no problems. This is potent ammo with noticeable recoil from super-compact .380s.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.380 ACP +P Buffalo Bore 90-grain JHP 1,129 11.00 .61 90.0

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