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2 years 15 weeks ago, 9:21 PM

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I just went outside to have a look for Armadilloes. It's been a heck of a long time since I've seen one.
Just outside my garage door the little bugger was digging and wandering around. I was not expecting to find one so the only thing I had to kill it with was my .380 with "Critical Defense" bullets, that's what made the mess.
The bullet went into the 'dillo's right shoulder, .380 hole. It came out the left abdomin and took all the guts out with it! YUCK!!
I'm not going to dig through 'dillo guts to measure the exit wound but it's large.
So the bullet traveled approx 10" through the critter, looks like it reached full expansion and who knows where it went after that.
That settles it for me, good caliber, good bullet.
BTW, love those night sights LOL!!!

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2 years 15 weeks ago, 9:56 PM

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armadillo

been awhile since i have seen one of them alive,usually flat and in the road.See if you can take a picture of the entry and exit wound.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
2 years 15 weeks ago, 10:05 PM

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of scavengers around here, coyotes, dogs and rarely, bears.
Found Mrs. Daisy's camera, took 3 shots.

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2 years 15 weeks ago, 6:38 PM

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I haven't used them in .380 yet, but I have shot them in the 45. It seems like this is a really good bullet design. I may have to go find a dillo to try it on.

2 years 15 weeks ago, 8:51 PM

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with their concealed carry guns. I shoot bullseye targets a lot/often so getting to "light up" a destructive pest does me some good, I even remembered to de-cock as soon as the monster was dead.
It looks to me like the .380's penetration and expansion with Critical Defense rounds fully fits the bill for a self defense tool. I shoot at 25 yds, accuracy is excellent.
As for performance going through bones I don't know, all I can say on the subject is just because the bullet appeared to hit the 10 ring does not mean the threat has been neutralized, maybe the targets forearm with it's weapon deflected the round or it hit a bone at such an angle so as to send it totally away from vital organs. You have 5-7 more rounds, lacking a 2nd threat target put a couple more into the immediate threat, provided the threat is still standing and has you worried.

If I could find a way to carry my 1911 I would but that sucker, along with gravity sends my trou south bound, with .380 I don't have that prob.
I can imagine the .45ACP with critical defense rounds would be devastating. I loaded up a bunch of Remington JHPs, fired into gallon plastic bottles filled with water the JHPs raised hell with the bottles blowing them completely open, busted full height from base to neck. Going through clothes the JHP could get clogged and not mushroom, I've had the prob doing penetration tests firing into telephone books. Critical defense would not have that prob because of the nose plug.
If I can get within 50yds of a buck this deer season that bugger is going to get 1911'ed
:<)

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