Is There An Updated List of Recommended Ammo for the LCP II?

Is There An Updated List of Recommended Ammo for the LCP II?

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  1. #1 Is There An Updated List of Recommended Ammo for the LCP II? 
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    Threads and posts I've seen and searched here go back quite a number of years. When I bought my LCP II, I also bought a box of 50 rounds of Sellier &Bellot 92gr ($19.99 or about $.40/round) and a 25 round box of Hornday American Gunner 90gr XTP ($24.99 or about $1.00/round). I know I can get them cheaper online (for example, SGAmmo has the S & B for $11.95 and the Hornady for $14.95 - quite a difference!

    I bought the ammo from my LGS because I wanted to have ammo right away, I wanted to throw a little business to my LGS, and I figured I'd get a good recommendation from him.

    So, I know both brands, and have shot them in 9mm. I've heard mixed words on Tula and Wolf, so I avoid those. Perhaps my favorite range ammo is CCI Blazer Brass. I also buy bulk from LAX Ammo and have had good results with their new stuff.

    .380 is a different beast, however. I see a lot of Fiocchi at good prices, and I've had good results in 9mm with that brand as well.

    My looking into a Seecamp has gotten me very focused on ammo, since that little gun only shoots specific rounds well. My SIG P365 seems to eat everything I've given it, so I'm wondering where the LCP II stands in this playing field? Who uses what, and what do you recommend I avoid?
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    I find the Foicchi to be a good balance of performance and cost. Either Extrema or FMJ. The only round I experienced a bobble with was with Blazer Aluminum. Most LCPs aren't picky. ETS was running the Lehigh Extreme Penetrator successfully in his. Pricey but maybe the best performer if you believe ballistic gel tests. I lean towards penetration in .380. Oh yeah I almost forgot the Sig FMJ.
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    I found that the old style Federal 90 grain HP (not the newer HST) functions flawlessly in my LCP & LCPII, and it comes in a 50 round box for under $30.
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    For range ammo, I use Blazer Brass. I find it reliable and inexpensive.
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  6. #5 Re: Is There An Updated List of Recommended Ammo for the LCP II? 
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    I'll tell you one I dont recommend.....MaxxTech. I had a round go "pffffft" and left a bullet jammed in my barrel. Fortunately my lgs was able to pop it out with a dowel. I must say I'm nervous about using the brand now. Got them in a bass pro in vegas. I've had no issues with the brand in .45acp in my sr1911.

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    I also had a terrible time with screwed up feeds with Federal Premium low recoil 90 gr Hydra-Shok JHP.

    SIG V-Crown JHP no trouble.

    Waiting for a pack of Lehigh Extreme Penetrator.....

    My feed issues are all related to an aggravating and recurring extractor problem for my 380. No issues at all with the .22lr model.

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  8. #7 Re: Is There An Updated List of Recommended Ammo for the LCP II? 
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    I like the Fiocchi as well for range duty, and carry the ARX.
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    I like the Fiocchi as well for range duty, and carry the ARX.
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    I practice with S&B 90 gr hardball.
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