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with many of the factory loads, cause they only get 800 fps in a 5" barrel, when you actually chrono them. 210 lousy ft lbs, no expansion, and 1/3rd or more of that "power" wasted on overpenetration of the chest.

Put a 6" barrel in a locked breech 380, you can get a 85 gr Silvertip jhp to 1450 fps. That's real expansion of the jhp, and 400 ft lbs, NONE of which is wasted on overpenetration of the man.:) So much for the "power" of .45 ball, eh? When you compare gunsize to gun size, a 2.5" .45 Backup AMT has a 2.5" barrel, while a 6" OAL 380 has a 3.5" barrel. A 1911 that has a 3.5" barrel is 7" long. a regular 1911 is 8.5" long. Until you get off of your dead ass and put MUCH better ammo in that .45, it aint much at all.
 

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Shot placement is far more important than your silly numbers.
 

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wasted in over penetration? I guess it all depends on which set of theories you subscribe to.

There's a lot more involved than just transfer of energy (as your supposedly being shot in the belt buckle by a .45 should have taught you.)

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High-speed, no-weight projectiles like you bray on about that make nasty surface wounds, but don't get to the vitals are worth much less than a slow, heavy round that runs you through.

Of course, as his others posts point out, he can't control the slow, heavy round.
 

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Andy,
So today, unlike yesterday, the 380 is ok?
You must be consisitant with the meds for them to really work.
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