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Maxsell Introduces New .380 Defense Ammo

July 11, 2014  | 

Coconut Creek, Fla.-based Maxsell Corp announced this week that it is introducing a new, innovative .380 ACP defense round.

The trocar geometry of the round's fragments allows them to cut through tissue with less resistance, maximizing the wound path and resulting in seven separate wound channels that Maxsell describes as "devastating."

Maxsell says the rounds achieved maximum expansion through standard ammunition testing. The company says the rounds have been engineered to maximize dissipation of energy and defeat major obstacles. The bullets are solid copper and lead-free.

To watch video of gelatin testing of the round, go to

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Chuck Haggard @ 7/12/2014 7:10 AM

This ammo is straight up clown shoes. Please don't buy any and add to the derp.

HRPufnstuf @ 7/12/2014 10:09 AM

Clown shoes? Derp?

What planet are you from?

HRPufnstuf @ 7/12/2014 10:09 AM

Clown Shoes? Derp?

What planet are you from?

James @ 7/12/2014 11:08 AM

Since 1980 I have poured over N.I.J. (National Institute of Justice) shooting reports. Many thousands of pages detailing shootings, and I have come to a conclusion that you test and wait before staking your life on anything. I do not carry a .380 but my dad does and the round that I have seen do the most one shot stops in a .380 is still the silver tip by Winchester, and I am no fan of Silver tip ammo by any means, but that round does very well in the .380 and in my not so humble opinion, not as well in other calibers.

My back up is a model 19 S&W 2.5 inch barrel and the days I just wander the property I will sometimes carry my S&W model 36 loaded with the same rounds as the .357, Critical defense by Hornady. Now be warned the critical defense was designed for barrels UNDER 3 inches. Critical Duty is designed for over 3 inches. I carry Critical Duty in my Glock 21sf which is my main weapon. The .45 acp and .357 with 125 gr JHP or the MSP load as it was called is amazing Per the NIJ

James @ 7/12/2014 11:15 AM

So I hope I provided some information to chew on. I have been loading since I met Lee Jurris and got a ton of advice on reloading. What a great and kind man he was, and innovator in a time when Hollow points were considered persona non grata by most Police agencies. For a time I did use the CorBon 115 JHP at 1350 FPS when I had to carry a 9MM. But the second I got the chance I was carrying the .45acp with 200 gr JHP loads, and Critical Duty is the best I have seen in many side by side tests and in real life.

Derp is used by kids mostly see below..

A simple, undefined reply when an ignorant comment or action is made. Brought to life in the South Park series, when Mr. Derp made a guest apperance at South Park Elementary as the chef for a day, followed by hitting himself in the head with a hammer and exclaiming "Derp!"

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