- Manufacturer LVE
- Condition New
- Weight 92gr
- Projectile Type FMJ
- Ammo Use Type Range Training
- Casing Type Copper-plated Steel
- Quantity 35
- Caliber .380 ACP
- Primer Type Berdan
- Cost Per Round 42.9¢ per round
- Q & A
In recent years, firearms sellers have reported a more than 300% increase in the sales of .380 ACP-chambered guns. Although the cartridge was created in 1908, all signs point to its being far more popular now, more than 100 years later. And while there are a variety of opinions as to why this has happened, starting in late 2008, one thing is sure: the .380 ACP is a fantastic pocket pistol, with almost no recoil, excellent close-quarters accuracy, and nice, lightweight frame availability. It has long been considered a personal protection caliber and has been extensively used as a backup piece for members of law enforcement; if you own one, you know shot placement is key, and that means training time.
These FMJ rounds are made specifically for training. As with all target rounds, they don’t expand on impact but simply penetrate through, so when you train, you need to be confident in your backstop. Whether you use paper targets or pop cans, these tough little rounds will do the trick. At 92 grain they’re both lightweight and the standard weight for this cartridge, so they shouldn’t interfere with your low recoil. They’re made with steel cases to save you money, and the cases are plated in copper to impede corrosion and extend their shelf-life.
LVE manufactures these rounds at their half-century old plant in Russia. LVE is Novosibirsk Low Voltage Equipment Plant, which is now a part of the joint-stock company the Novosibirsk Cartridge Plant. It was founded in 1939 and, according to the company’s site, played a key role in protecting Moscow from the Germans during World War II, leading to their being awarded the Great Patriotic War Award. You get 35 target rounds in this box of ammunition. Shooters who have used it say it’s great target ammo and come back for repeat orders. If you want to feed your .380 ACP without emptying your wallet, these LVE rounds are a good option.
(This ammunition is steel-cased. Some ranges do not allow rounds with steel cases, so make sure you double check before trying to use this ammunition at your area range.)
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- Does this ammo have a steel core? Or is it 'bi-metal' (lead bullet with a bi-metal jacket) Thanks!! Posted On: 11/11/11 By: Matt
- This ammo is bimetal - lead core bullet with steel/copper jacket.