Ammo Quest .380: CorBon DPX 80 grain ammo test



(from Jun 2014)

Thirty-first in a series of a quest to find the overall best ammunition for modern micro-compact 380 ACP pistols (such as the Taurus TCP 738, the Ruger LCP, Sig P238, Beretta Pico, Kel-Tec P3AT or S&W Bodyguard or any other popular 380 micro-pistol using a barrel length of around 2.8").

This is a "bonus" episode. This ammo was sent to me by CorBon for testing purposes. I am testing the CorBon DPX Ammunition in .380 ACP; mfr part #DPX38080/20. It performed really rather well through both the denim and bare gel tests, but in each test there was one bullet that underpenetrated.

Note: I'm not making any claims for these videos other than that these are the results I achieved, in my own testing, from the stated pistol. I have no intention to make a blanket endorsement or indictment of any product, only to review and report what I found in a given instance. Obviously it is incumbent upon each individual to conduct their own research and make up their own mind about which defensive ammunition is best for their own purposes, in their own firearms. Also keep in mind that individual firearms can be persnickety; my TCP may feed a particular round consistently whereas your TCP might jam on those rounds, so -- please conduct your own testing before trusting any particular ammo.

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