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Speer Gold Dots have been my go-to ammo for years, but recently I decided that I should go with Hornady XTP bullets in my LCP because they have been shown to perform better. I can't find any Hornady Custom XTP in .380, so I started looking around at manufacturers who use the XTP in their loads.

I'd heard good things about Underwood Ammo, and they make a standard pressure .380 load with an XTP bullet. So I bought three boxes to test out for reliability. Out of all 150 rounds, I had about 15 failures to extract.

For comparison's sake, I shot some of my old Gold Dots that I needed to cycle out of my carry system. Not a single failure. The recoil was lighter, and the flash was much less pronounced than with the Underwoods.

Wilson Combat also makes some custom .380 loads using XTP bullets, so I may give them a try at some point. But for now I can't recommend Underwood Ammo, at least not in .380.
 

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Thanks for the tip.....
 
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