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Old 08-10-2015, 08:38 PM   #1
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Hello all! Just picked up a Micro this last weekend and have never owned a 380 before. What would be a good choice in a self defense round in this caliber? As well as, what ammo does your Micro's do well with from a reliability standpoint. Thanks

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Old 08-11-2015, 05:42 AM   #2
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Congratulations on the new Micro Carry, I don't own a Micro Carry but I have it's twin the Sig P238. If it's anything like the Sig and from what I'm reading from MC owners it is then it will digest anything you care to feed it. I use Freedom Munitions for range ammo and lately have been carrying .380 +P Ammo 95 gr. Jacketed Hollow Point.
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If you can find them, I'd recommend 90 gr Speer Gold Dots. I found these cartridges to be 100% reliable with four 380 pistols that I've shot. Not all mine however, I have only one 380 ACP.
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+2 for Freedom Munitions range rounds. I use Hornady Critical Defense in my little LCP .380 pocket mouse gun.
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Did a lot of reading and watching videos after I got my Micro and was surprised to see in so many instances that the most effective ammo recommended for defense for the .380 was FMJ RN instead of JHP.

Recently I also read in a gun magazine test the best recommended JHP ammo for self defense rounds was:

.380 - Remington Golden Sabre, 102gr., 13"

9mm - (tie) Sig Elite, 124gr., 14" - Hornady Critical Defense, 135gr., 14"

.45acp - Federal Hydra-Shok, 230gr., 15"
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I run the hornady custom XTP 95 grain in my Micro. Ammo Quest did a good video on all the 380 rounds and the XTP round from various makers out preformed all the competitors. Penetration was average 14" through denum and bare gel.
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I'll look into the Freedom Munitions for the range. I've only shot the Winchester white box through it so far, as that's what was available. I'll have to get a few different defensive loads to try. These suggestions will help narrow things down some. Thanks
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I'll look into the Freedom Munitions for the range. I've only shot the Winchester white box through it so far, as that's what was available. I'll have to get a few different defensive loads to try. These suggestions will help narrow things down some. Thanks
Check out the sub forum "Ammo Can" I post the daily deals from Freedom Munitions there along with the specials that they run like free shipping. They are a great company to deal with and first time buyers get free shipping.
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I run the hornady custom XTP 95 grain in my Micro. Ammo Quest did a good video on all the 380 rounds and the XTP round from various makers out preformed all the competitors. Penetration was average 14" through denum and bare gel.
+1 on the Hornady Custom. My Micro seems to love the round, although since getting it back from the factory I haven't found a brand it didn't like. The manual says not to use +P ammo, so I haven't fired any of that through my micro. That being said, I chose the Hornady ammo because of the work Ammo Quest did. Recommend checking out his videos.
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I use Remington Golden Saber JHP 102 gr for defensive and American Eagle 95 gr FMJ. Both work great with no issues.
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