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Old 08-14-2018, 11:10 AM   #1
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Micro 380 Ammo

Has anyone had issues with hollow points in the Micro 380? When we try to load it, they are getting hung up and won't load.
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:21 AM   #2
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I would contact a member here named "SnowTao." She's always used one and probably has fired more rounds through it than anyone.

I have a P238 as a back-up pistol. I have a good feed ramp on the barrel and bought custom seven-round magazines, making sure the feed lips were solid and parallel.

It hasn't had a stoppage since I bought it. It fires even when it's so sooty I have trouble hand-cycling a round.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:30 PM   #3
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I've had no problems with the Hornady and Fiocchi 90gr XTP rounds. Keep in mind a 250-300 round break in period with FMJ ammo would be a good idea before looking to find your pistols favorite carry ammo. A thorough cleaning and lube at every 100 rounds or so would be a good idea too...
If you go back in the Micro .380 forum you'll find some great info on your little darling :-)
I hope things get sorted out, keep us posted, good luck.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:42 PM   #4
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee.

Clean it, put extra lube on it and for gosh sakes start with some FMJ round ball ammo for at least a few hundred rounds before using hollow point ammo.
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Might want to check out some Hornady Custom XTP rounds for carry. Top performers and feed very reliable in my micro 380.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:34 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois kaintucki and congratulations on the new Micro. As 2sharp2 suggested, get the gun broken in with FMJ ball ammo before trying to find a carry load.

How about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership.
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Originally Posted by Albert.Cairns View Post
Might want to check out some Hornady Custom XTP rounds for carry. Top performers and feed very reliable in my micro 380.
This is what I have used and never had any issues.
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:46 AM   #8
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We've been to the range and have put about 150 rounds through it. We'll go back again before we try the others. Thanks!
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:49 AM   #9
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Thanks for the welcome. We have put some fmj through it, but maybe not enough yet. The rule here on cleaning is, every time it's used, it should be cleaned, so we are good there. Maybe didn't oil it quite enough. Thanks for the tips!
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:28 AM   #10
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Finding round nose FMJ in 380 is getting tough lately. For breakins I've used Remington UMC 95 gr (Rn FMJ) and Choice Ammo 100 gr round Nose Hollow Base ammo.
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