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380 Auto +P Ammo - 100 gr. Hardcast F.N. (1150fps/ M.E. 294 ft. lbs.

) - 20 Round
The 380 auto inhabits a valuable and useful place in our society, mostly because of the
easily concealable, tiny pistols chambered for it. HOWEVER, because of the very limited
size of the cartridge, it is plagued with limited power and therefore most of the existing
ammo in 380 auto suffers from not being reliable as a man-stopper. We've studied and
played with nearly all of the existing available 380 ammo and find it wanting as a reliable
means of self defense, especially against a large, insane, drugged up/pain free,
determined attacker.
Here's the problem. The current 380 auto frangible ammo delivers a large amount of
surface trauma, but lacks serious penetration. For example, if you shot me or another sane
man in the face with modern frangible 380 ammo, it would blow off a big portion of my
cheek and send a few teeth down my throat, I would undoubtedly fall to the ground in
shock and pain, but I would be very much alive and functional if I could get past the
shock and pain as that frangible bullet would have stopped some where inside my face,
never making it to my brain. However, if you shot a drugged up maniac in the face with
that same frangible 380 ammo and blew half his cheek off, he would keep right on
coming because he is insane and is not thinking like you or I. Plus, he is likely pain free
and fear free and wont know that half his cheek is missing and if he did know, he would
not care. So whatever 380 ammo you shoot him in the face with, had better go through
his face and blow his brain stem out the back of his head, because only a CNS (central
nervous system) hit with a 380 is going to stop him. Likewise, a torso hit to the sternum
needs to penetrate deep enough to blow all the way through his spine in order to shut him
down spontaneously. If you fail to shut him down instantly, you and your loved ones are
going to have to find a way to survive while you wait for him to bleed out and pass out.
The best chance of survival for you and your family is to shut down the attacker instantly.
So, we've designed a few 380 auto +P loads to keep you and your loved ones alive under
the worst of scenarios.
This 380 Auto+P ammo will better all American made 380 Auto ammo by 150 fps to
200 fps in all bullet weights we make. This is a serious improvement in this typically
anemic cartridge. This 380 auto+P ammo is more powerful than the typical 38SPL ammo
made by most American ammo makers and you'll get 7 shots of it in a small/flat/light
weight 380 versus 5 shots out of a bulkier 38 SPL J frame revolver. Additionally, with
the 380 you'll get much faster reloads and the little magazines are flatter than a speed-
loader used for a J frame.
1. Item 27A/20 is a 100gr. HARD cast bullet with a flat nose. It is traveling over 1,150
fps out of my 3.75 inch BDA (Browning Double Action). We've used a flash suppressed
powder for all three of our 380 auto loads so that you wont be blinded by your own
gunfire if you have to shoot in the dark and since around 95% of all civilian shootings in
America occur in low light, the chances that your own gunfire will blind you while you
are trying to save your life, are good - we've eliminated this variable by using flash
suppressed powder. We've also chosen a flat nosed solid bullet. The flat on the nose
ensures that the bullet will cut/smash its way through flesh and bone and do much more
destruction than typical round nose FMJ bullets. Round nosed bullets tend to slip and
slide through matter, doing little damage as opposed to a flat nosed bullet. The flat nose
not only wounds much more than a round nosed bullet, but it actually keeps the
penetration straight and thus deeper. Notice the below velocities recorded from my
personal 380 auto pistols. These are real world guns and thus the speeds are realistic and
not exaggerated speeds produced from laboratory test barrels. What you see with Buffalo
Bore Ammo, is truly what you get in the "real world", where it matters. You can expect
20+ inches of straight-line penetration in flesh and bone with this load. If you are worried
about over penetration with this load, DON'T! You chose to carry a tiny under-powered
380 auto pistol and the trade-off is that you are now going to have to stay alive with that
pistol and over penetration will be the least of your worries if you end up needing this
gun to save yourself or your family.
1. BDA-3.75 inch barrel--- 1160 fps
2. Walther PPK-3.5 inch barrel-----1149 fps
3. Colt Mustang Pocket Lite-2.75 inch barrel---1072 fps
4. Keltec---1061 fps
2. Item 27B/20 is the very same load as 27A above, but it uses a 95 gr. FMJ-FN (Full
metal jacket-flat nose) bullet. We designed it for folks who simply don't like hard cast
bullets. Although it is 5 grains lighter, it is moving a tad bit slower than the 100gr. hard
cast bullet. This is because the hard cast bullet produces less friction in the barrel than a
jacketed bullet and therefore produces less pressure, so we can run it a little faster even
though it is heavier. Some pistols may not give good accuracy with the cast bullet, and
some folks don't like cast bullets, so we made the same load with a jacketed bullet for
those folks. This FMJ-FN load is designed to do the very same thing as the hard cast load
above. Check out my "real world" velocities from my "real world" pistols below. You
can expect nearly 20 inches of straight-line penetration in human flesh and bone with this
1. BDA-3.75 inch barrel----1145 fps
2. Walther PPK-3.5 inch barrel----1120 fps
3. Colt Mustang Pocket Lite-2.75 inch barrel----1042 fps
4. Keltec - 2.75 inch barrel----1019 fps
3. Item 27C/20 is a 90gr. Jacketed Hollow Point bullet and is the only hollow nosed
expanding bullet we trust to expand reliably, yet penetrate deep enough to be lethal on a
drugged up, pain free attacker. It is traveling over 1,200 fps out of my BDA (Browning
Double Action) with its 3.75 inch barrel. This bullet is truly bonded and will mushroom
to about .55 caliber and not lose any weight, thus penetrating quite deeply in human
matter. You should expect about 10+ inches of penetration in flesh and bone. We've
utilized the very same flash suppressed powders that we've used in our two other 380
auto +P loads. If you like the idea of the extra big hole this expanding load makes in
human flesh, we would advise that you load this bullet in your chamber, followed by a
magazine full of our non-expanding loads. So, if the first shot does not incapacitate the
attacker, your magazine is full of ammo that will, if you can put the bullet in his spine or
brain from any angle. Note my "real world" velocities from my personal "real world"
1. BDA-3.75 inch barrel----1218 fps
2. Walther PPK-3.5 inch barrel-----1200 fps
3. Colt Mustang Pocket Lite-2.75 inch barrel---1123 fps
4. Keltec---1100 fps
Field Proven pistol and handgun ammo. Maximum firepower ammo. Best ammunition
for pistols and handguns for sale. Buffalo Bore. Strictly big bore. Strictly Business.
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