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6 reviews | 2.5 out of 5
This ammo functions fine but is very dirty compared to the Federal ammo you can also get at Walmart. Lots of smoke and power residue on weapon.
I bought the box of 100 for $34ish, which is not a bad price for 380 ammo. It seems to shoot okay, no miss fires. However, the ammo shoots very dirty. I spent a looong time cleaning my gun afterwards. If you don't mind putting in the extra time to make sure your gun is super clean afterwards, this ammo is ok. otherwise, invest in a higher quality product
Purchased two 100count boxes. 1st one had 11 misfires. 2nd one had 13. Thats an 11% and 13% failure rate, unacceptable even for a target load. Also, some of the filthiest powder I have ever encountered. Stay away unless you hate your gun and don't mind a misfire or 13...
Bought a 100 round box; had no misfires, but I've never seen ammo leave this much residue before. This ammo works well but you WILL be cleaning your pistol for a while afterward.
This is middle of the road quality but decently priced FMJ round that works well - I have sent two of these boxes downrange with my Bersa Thunder 380 without a serious problem (i.e.: no FTF or FTE) although I did have one stovepipe and so that's just a 1% failure rate.
So all in all that's quite decent, and it's reasonably priced as well. However, the big problem with these is that you'll be very busy cleaning your gun afterwards: it left an unusually large amount of crud behind. Now, it's possible that these rounds simply need a longer barrel to burn more cleanly (i.e. completely) but that's just a hypothesis. With its 3.5" barrel I don't think my gun was the problem - it's simply dirty ammo.
Having said that: put some elbow grease into properly and thoroughly cleaning (and lubing) your gun and you'll have no problems at all. Just make sure you use good cleaning material, and this particular ammo will work fine on the range and it will satisfy you at its reasonable price level. Note: this is about the box of 50 rounds of round nosed FMJ, i.e. it is NOT the same as the Winchester FMJ rounds that are sold in 100 round boxes, because those are FLAT nosed and not round nosed FMJs like these!
I have a 1911 colt 380 from 1922 and I put 150 rounds through it with out a single jam. I have shot dirtier ammo for less and this ammo seems to go right along with the price to cleanliness ratio. $14 for 50 rounds of .380 ACP in CA is a great price. I wish i could buy it in bulk at a discount.