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|Bullet Weight||85 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.380 Auto (ACP)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1082|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||221|
After firing five rounds of Magtech 85 gr Guardian Gold from a Glock 42 into synthetic ballistic gelatin from 10 feet away through four layers of fabric to simulate clothing, we then measured the expansion and penetration of the bullets for this .380 Auto (ACP) load, which you can see in the chart below.
The photos below provide a detailed view of the the expanded bullets that were recovered from the gelatin. The high speed video shows the first of our five shots as it entered the gel.
Finally, if you'd like to see how this Magtech load compares to other .380 Auto (ACP) loads, check out the diagrams at the bottom of the page. Want to know more about our ballistic gelatin testing and self-defense ammo? Check out Lucky Gunner Labs for more information.
|380 Auto - 85 gr JHP +P - Magtech Guardian Gold - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||10.1||10.2||10.3||10.5||11.5|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.56||0.57||0.58||0.59||0.6|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||84.6||84.6||84.7||84.9||84.9|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||996||1002||1028||1032||1036|
Review by Sam
This ammunition ran through my PPK/S flawlessly and delivered the advertised velocity. The load is hot, with a stiff recoil, and best used for self defense or occasional testing.
(Posted on 2/5/2015)
1 of 5
Magtech Guardian Gold 380 (short review)
Review by dude
While the ammo has comparitively great value for defensive rounds and performed 100% for me, the bullets themselves are obviously not among the highest quality. Small deformities can be seen between each round. However, the ammo fired flawlessly in my bersa thunder 380.
(Posted on 7/7/2012)
2 of 5
Review by jt
great self defense ammo without paying through the nose
(Posted on 4/26/2012)
3 of 5
great defense rounds
Review by Ga boy
great personal and home defense rounds
(Posted on 6/30/2011)
4 of 5
Cannot be better
Review by Cheyenne
Ammo is excellent. No problems. As always, Lucky Gunner is superb with price and really fast shipping.
(Posted on 3/15/2011)
5 of 5
Posted On: 9/10/2014 By: tony
Posted On: 6/26/2014 By: rebecca
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