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    If we have bullets that can penetrate 15 inches, this deeper penetration produces blood vessels that are likely to be ruptured. Here is a key to why we want to use a bullet that will penetrate deep. If we have a bullet that will penetrate 15 inches the final three inches of penetration occurs at velocities less than 250 fps for most bullets. Tissue trauma caused by bullet passage at these low velocities is noticeably less severe.
    The problem with the .380 is lack of penetration and lack of speed.
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    is .380 enough gun?

    Not totally true. .380 ball ammo jets through 26 inches of ballistic gel.

    For what it's worth.... Just sayin.

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    In my post, it was not about .380. It was a quote from Bullet Penetration by Duncan MacPherson.
    The problem with a .380 is the light bullet if it hits bone. We need a heaver bullet to push through and keep on going.
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    is .380 enough gun?

    Understood.....

  6. If you load you .380 with Buffalo Bore flat nose rounds you will do one heck of a lot of damage to bone and tissue.
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    is .380 enough gun?

    I'd love to but it will blow up my TCP.
    Taurus says BB is a no no.

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    u might bust bones, IF you hit them, but the most likely hit on bone is a rib, and a busted rib, while painful, is NOT incapactating. While you can "bluff" as well with a 380 as with anything else, the same is true of .22lr, so why spend the money on 380 ammo? when you shoot animals with the 380, the effect is the same as a .22lr hp from a rifle. Ie, not much, if the critter is bigger or tougher than a cottontail rabbit. granted, the same is true of .45 ball, but at least we CAN get much more effective ammo in the .45, like Corbon's 165gr PowRball, at 1200 fps, 5" barrel, and 1050 fps in the Defender and Detonics length barrels. Nothing you can fire safely in a blowback 380 offers much power at all. In the locked breech ones, with handloads, you can acutally have a more effective load than .45 ball, provable on animals.

  9. Saw a video online of a guy down south somewhere. He was walking thru a field and came upon a Wild Boar. The Boar started coming at him and all he had was a .380 so he pulled it and shot the Boar once dropping it, then walked over and put another round in it.

  10. #289
    Sounds to me like bs. hogs don't attack you, but they do sometimes not see very well and run at you in confusion. He must have gotten very lucky and hit it in the eyeball, to make a 380 suffice, if it ever truly happened as described above.

  11. #290
    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesMorrison View Post
    I'd love to but it will blow up my TCP.
    Taurus says BB is a no no.
    Is that information that they have with the gun, or was it something a company rep said?
    “An armed society is a polite society.”

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