Ammo Quest .380 Final Wrapup: The BEST .380ACP ammo (Nov 2013)



(from Nov 2013)

27th 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 the final wrap-up of my 2013 quest. In this video I go through what the results were and classify and categorize the ammo to determine which performs best and which I would use for self defense purposes.

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.

For further reading and future reference, visit the blog post at There you will find reference tables, pictures, and links to all the tests.

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