BUFFALO-BARNES 380 Auto +P Pistol and Handgun Ammo

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BUFFALO-BARNES LEAD-FREE 380 Auto +P Ammo - 80 gr. Barnes TAC-XP (1275fps/ME 289 ft. lbs.) - 20 Round Box


This load is the direct result of customers wanting the deep penetration of the expanding Barnes X style bullet in a 380 auto+P load. See the below real world velocities from my stock real world pistols. We always use over-the-counter firearms to establish our velocities as using extra long laboratory test barrels gives false high velocity readings and is misleading to the customer who will be firing the ammunition in the real world, not a lab.

  1. 1231 — fps - Browning Double Action-3.75 inch barrel
  2. 1235 — fps - Walther PPK-3.5 inch barrel - (faster than longer barrel above, no typo)
  3. 1130 — fps - Kel Tec PA3T-2.75 inch barrel
  4. 1136 — fps - Kahr P380-2.75 inch barrel

The all copper, long-for-weight, Barnes bullet is so long that when seated to an OAL of .940 to .950 inch, the base of the bullet will make a slight bulge in the case, but this DOES NOT affect feeding or chambering as the bulge is not pronounced enough to cause any problems, but in order to avoid endless emails, I’m mentioning it here. In fact, that bulge provides enough resistance to the bullet base, to stop the bullet from being battered deeper into the case upon feeding, which is a very good thing. If we load to a longer cartridge OAL, to eliminate the bulge, the cartridge will be too long to fit some magazines. Feeding was 100% in our over-the-counter test guns.

We are using a flash suppressed powder so the shooter will not be blinded if dropping the hammer in low light, which is when almost all civilian shootings occur in America.

Item 27H - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several different Muzzle Velocities


Muzzle Velocity @ 1400 fps for Item 27H



Muzzle Velocity @ 1300 fps for Item 27H



Muzzle Velocity @ 1200 fps for Item 27H



Muzzle Velocity @ 1100 fps for Item 27H



Muzzle Velocity @ 1000 fps for Item 27H



Muzzle Velocity @ 900 fps for Item 27H



Muzzle Velocity @ 800 fps for Item 27H



Field Proven pistol and handgun ammo. Maximum firepower ammo. Best ammunition for pistols and handguns for sale. Buffalo Bore. Strictly big bore. Strictly Business.

You must be 18 or older to order ammunition. Ammunition must ship UPS ground. Due to Department of Transportation regulations, we cannot accept returns on Ammunition. Make sure to use the correct ammunition in your gun. Check local laws before ordering.

Tom on 07/24/2014 02:11pm
Great Ammo - This is one of four ammos that will function 100% in my finicky P380. Hits right on with my crimson trace.
James Kimmons on 09/07/2013 04:55pm
My NAA Guardian 380 loves this ammo. It's now my primary carry, as the penetration and expansion of this round coupled with the low recoil due to the weight of the Guardian make for on-target follow-up shots.
walt farr on 08/23/2011 08:25am
I had the opportunity to chronograph this 380 load thru my Sig P230. The average for five shots was 1210 fps. The high was 1222 and the low was 1187. The ammo fed,fired and cycled perfectly. It was also accurate. I will definitely be buying more!

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