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Old 12-10-2012, 07:15 AM   #21
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I bought a P238 all stainless HDW and same day quickly grabbed up a box of .380 Winchester white box 95GR FMJ at Walmart while leaving town to go up to my mountain property for a fun filled weekend shoot. I too am now one of those who has come away disappointed not being sure which is at fault-the gun or the ammo as I had four FTFs in eighty rounds.
I just received a 500 round order of new (they also sell reloads) 100GR FMJ from FREEDOM*MUNITIONS and in comparing both rounds, the Winchester flat nose measures 1/4" in diameter and the 5GRN heavier F*M flat nose measures 3/16" in diameter so I'm thinking the F*M ammo will feed better due to the more streamlined rounded head with a smaller flat nose. I'll have that answer in about a week when I return to my range.
This is my second purchase from F*M, the first was for my SO's .357 Lady Smith and all went well there with no misfires albeit it was a wheel gun.
I need to clear this up-I wrote "FTF" which to me meant "FAILURE TO FEED" however to most or all others it could (and rightly so) mean "FAILURE TO FIRE" which is not what I meant. My P238 had four feeding issues where the next to fire bullet head would wedge against the feed ramp and thus jamb the mechanism before full battery was achieved. In this case, is it more appropriate to type "FTL"? FAILURE TO LOAD? I sure don't want to misinterpret my findings.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:30 AM   #22
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Federal Premium FMJ for parctice. Federal Hydra-Shok for carry.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #23
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This thread was helpful to me thanks. I couldnt get the TULAMMO TO FEED SO NOW i HAVE A LIST OF AMMO TO TRY
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:39 AM   #24
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Late to the show, however my 238 HDW ran Blazer Brass & Federal 115gr FMJ 100%. My carry is Hornady CD also 100%.

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federal hydra-shok in mine
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:20 AM   #26
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I've been running WWB FMJ through mine because it is available and cheap, and I have had no issues, other than dirty. For self defense, I've been using Speer Gold Dot JHP. It likes to hang a little when chambering, but otherwise, no issues.
I've also run a little bit of Federal FMJ, and it did fine. I haven't had any issue yet, but those are the only three that I have had available or put through it. I love it, though. I can't wait to get a 938.
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cant help

i shoot/build my own reloads, sorry cant help.

How bout Liberty Ammo?

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Old 07-10-2013, 05:19 PM   #28
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I found this defence ammo to work in my wifes P238 and my P238. Some people on some forums said it was geat for this gun. I bought two boxes and found it to feed great tru this gun. Hard to find, out of stock on many sites.
CorBon Pow'rBall 380 ACP, 70Gr Pow'rBall, 20 Rounds per box
I also bought the Glasser Pow'RBall because it was suppose to feed better than their other Polymer rounds. I have not by any means run tens of thousands of rounds thru my 2022 (9mm) however, I have had NO issues with feeding with anything I have used to date except the Pow'RBall. Dealing with mis-feeds is not my favorite thing to do.

So I have since polished the feed ramp and will then see what happens. Any other suggestions?


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I shoot what ever I can find in my 238, everything works just fine. I keep the gun well lubed/greased and it keeps on firing.
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