Best Ammo to use with Ruger LCP 380

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  1. #1 Best Ammo to use with Ruger LCP 380 
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    Hi, just got my new Ruger LCP 380 and was looking to find out what ammo works best? Have read that some jam more than others.
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    I can't tell you any that jam because my has been really reliable with no jamming problems, knock on wood. As far as FMJ ammo go, I have used Fiocchi, PMC, S&B, Magtech and Winchester. As for as self-defense ammo. I carry Hornady CD FTX, but have also tried Gold Dots and Winchester PDX1 with no problems.
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  3. #3 Re: Best Ammo to use with Ruger LCP 380 
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    Thank you, glad to hear no jamming. Can't wait to try it out!
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    Welcome to the forum! Remember when you rack the slide, pull it back all the way and have it slip from your fingers. In other words pull back past its rearward travel. Let us know how it goes. Denny
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    Quote Originally Posted by Msjcksn View Post
    Hi, just got my new Ruger LCP 380 and was looking to find out what ammo works best? Have read that some jam more than others.
    Never had a jam with mine and I've fed the little rascal several different types of loads. Most of the jamming problems seem to occur when manually racking the slide which would indicate improper techniques rather than a mechanical problem with the weapon itself.
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    Mine is omniferous. Eats pretty much everything I feed her. I also carry hornady ftx critical defense...but use winchester white box at the range.
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    Mine is least crazy about the Federal FMJ stuff in the red box that is labeled "reduced recoil." As far as I can tell, the recoil isn't reduced, either. I get a lot of stove-pipes with it, along with some failures to extract.
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    What do you guys use specifically for range time (something cheap but fairly clean)?
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    Mine eats everything too. I have never had a jam. For SD I use Gold Dots and Hydra Shoks. For the range, I use mostly WWB...but have also used Magtec, Federal, S&B, just to name a few. I have paid absolutely no attention to how clean or dirty any of this stuff is. To specifically answer your question, the ammo that works best is the ammo that feeds and ejects the most reliably. Have fun with your new pistol!
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    Any thoughts on hollow point for a defence round? Any other options?
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