.380 ACP Remington 102-grain Golden Saber

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posted on July 26, 2011
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Folks are buying compact .380 ACP handguns like lottery tickets. It's understandable—modern .380 semi-automatics are compact, lightweight and easy to carry in almost any attire. The question is, what is a good and reliable carry load for these little guns? Remington's Golden Saber bullet is popular with law enforcement agencies in 9 mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP because of its ability to stay together, expand and penetrate after passing through barriers. The company's 102-grain .380 ACP load seems to follow suit, showing good expansion and penetration in bare gelatin.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW(grains)
.380 ACP Remington 102-grain Golden Saber 893 13.75 .59 102

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