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Old Yesterday, 10:36 AM   #1
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12/2 fast 50 :-)

I gave my little Micro some attention this morning. I ran 50 American Eagle 95gr FMJ through two 6 round Kimber magazines. Smooth sailing, no problems of any sort :-)
...target was at 7 yards
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Nice shooting Mark, I like that target.
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You do find some interesting targets. Nice shooting Mark.
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Nice shooting, Mark.

I like the target showing the 'perp' using banger-style gun handling....sideways. Always the sign of a true professional.
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I gave my little Micro some attention this morning. I ran 50 American Eagle 95gr FMJ through two 6 round Kimber magazines. Smooth sailing, no problems of any sort :-)
...target was at 7 yards
Cousinmark, glad to hear your Kimber is performing well. I hadn't shot my little Micro in a few months, although I carry it every day. Bad, I know. Been practicing and competing in USPSA matches with something else, so the Kimber has taken second fiddle. But I heard its cry for attention this past weekend and ran 110 rds of Fiocchi 95gr brass through it. Had 2 stovepipes in the last 15+/- rds. That was disappointing. I thought I had the kinks worked out of it. Even though it has been a holster queen, it gets cleaned and oiled occasionally. Back to the drawing board.
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You do find some interesting targets. Nice shooting Mark.
Thanks, one thing that this target brings to light is the skeleton. All the testing of ammo I see is done with ballistic gel, sometimes a layer or two of denim. Bones aren't usually part of the equation. I've got to wonder how effective .380 XTP bullets would be if they hit a rib directly?
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Thanks, one thing that this target brings to light is the skeleton. All the testing of ammo I see is done with ballistic gel, sometimes a layer or two of denim. Bones aren't usually part of the equation. I've got to wonder how effective .380 XTP bullets would be if they hit a rib directly?
That's why I like Paul Harrell's testing so much. He uses what he calls a "meat target". Clothing, skin, meat covered bones are all part of the equation. As you might imagine his results are not always reflective of what gel testing might suggest. But many of today's defensive offerings that do well in his tests also do well in gel.

Spoiler: The king of gel testing, Federal HST's, do no better and sometimes worse than run of the mill budget hollow points in Paul's tests. Fascinating format.

The .380 is a threshold caliber, Paul has trouble getting good results in .380 too. XTP's do pretty well, and he has had good luck with Hornady Critical Defense in .380 also. Lots of .380 won't expand at all.
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