Law Enforcement Technology

OCT 2014

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58 Law Enforcement Technology October 2014 F I R E A R M S TA C T I C S B Y L I N D S E Y B E R T O M E N There's good reason why this cartridge is still the cool kid in school Testing the .380 Auto The gun on the left is a North American Arms Guardian .380 with a Crimson Trace grip. On the right is a Kahr P380 with a Crimson Trace Laserguard. Both have a completely different design and operation, yet are excellent choices for the .380 Auto. Photos by Robert Marvulli The DoubleTap Ammunition 80-grain Barnes TAC-XP did not work well when fired in the NAA Guardian. Both DoubleTap products had awesome penetration: 12.9 inches for the 80-grain and 17.75 inches for the 95-grain bullet. Neither bullets expanded, however. In longer barrels, like the one on a Glock 42, these cartridges do well.

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