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Offline ECR

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Re: Remington RM380 released!
« Reply #105 on: March 15, 2016, 08:42:13 PM »
The title of the article is, "Big Green's Rohrbaugh" which is quite a surprising title.

They purchased the patents and the rights to the name in firearms and they finally figured out that the name has merit and a serious following, so they are now making use of that fact for their advertising to promote and elevate the brand. . . . . Good for them! I wish them well with our "Little Guy".   ;-)
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Re: Remington RM380 released!
« Reply #106 on: April 07, 2016, 01:52:40 PM »
Some people on some forums are calling it Remingbaugh or Rohrmington - stuff like that.

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« Reply #107 on: April 09, 2016, 08:59:56 PM »
Interesting. Thank you for the info.  ;-)

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Re: Remington RM380 released!
« Reply #108 on: July 22, 2016, 03:30:52 PM »
Did anyone else receive their August 2016 issue of American Rifleman yet?

Page 74, the "Dope Bag" is a 2 page spread reviewing the Remington RM380. The Rohrbaugh roots of this firearm are definitely acknowledged in the article.

I wasn't quite sure where to post this, but since thread had mentioned another magazine's article on the firearm I thought it might be a fitting place.

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Re: Remington RM380 released!
« Reply #109 on: July 24, 2016, 06:44:12 AM »
A major reason why I like the RM380 over my LCP SS or an LWS380 is the ease of the movement of the slide.  It is the only slide my wife is able to pull back.

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Re: Remington RM380 released!
« Reply #110 on: July 24, 2016, 06:47:55 AM »
When do you think Remington will begin manufacturing  and selling a two-tone stainless steel model without the word "Alabama" on the slide?

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Re: Remington RM380 released!
« Reply #111 on: July 24, 2016, 07:11:35 AM »
RM380

Buffalo Bore +P TAC-XP   80 gr   1,226 ft/s
Buffalo Bore +P LFN    100 gr   1,123 ft/s

http://www.gunblast.com/Remington-RM380.htm

In a 3 inch barrel

Speer Gold Dot 9mm 124 gr 1,119 ft/s
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Re: Remington RM380 released!
« Reply #112 on: July 24, 2016, 07:39:32 AM »
RM380

Buffalo Bore +P TAC-XP   80 gr   1226 ft/s
Buffalo Bore +P LFN    100 gr   1123 ft/s

http://www.gunblast.com/Remington-RM380.htm

The RM380 is not approved for +P ammunition.  For a pistol that size, I really do not understand why.  It has to be worries over the alloy frame.

Polymer frames are more durable.

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Re: Remington RM380 released!
« Reply #113 on: July 24, 2016, 07:46:34 AM »
RM380

Buffalo Bore +P TAC-XP   80 gr   1226 ft/s
Buffalo Bore +P LFN    100 gr   1123 ft/s

http://www.gunblast.com/Remington-RM380.htm

The RM380 is not approved for +P ammunition.  For a pistol that size, I really do not understand why.  It has to be worries over the alloy frame.

Polymer frames are more durable.

Is the R380 approved for +P ammunition?

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Re: Remington RM380 released!
« Reply #114 on: July 24, 2016, 08:53:31 AM »
RM380

Buffalo Bore +P TAC-XP   80 gr   1226 ft/s
Buffalo Bore +P LFN    100 gr   1123 ft/s

http://www.gunblast.com/Remington-RM380.htm

The RM380 is not approved for +P ammunition.  For a pistol that size, I really do not understand why.  It has to be worries over the alloy frame.

Polymer frames are more durable.

Is the R380 approved for +P ammunition?

The R9 magazines and manual specifically say "No +P".  Nothing is said about +P not being allowed in the R380.

I assume since the R9 operates at 35,000 PSI, the R380 should surely work at   24,000 psi.

There is no SAAMI spec on 380 +P, but the norm is standard pressure  plus 10%.

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Re: Remington RM380 released!
« Reply #115 on: July 25, 2016, 07:28:58 AM »
Would someone compare the ballistics of the R9 (which cannot shoot +P) and the R380 with +P ammunition?  I am interested in seeing the dropoff of maximums of power and speed from the R9 to the R380.
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Re: Remington RM380 released!
« Reply #116 on: July 25, 2016, 08:31:22 AM »
Would someone compare the ballistics of the R9 (which cannot shoot +P) and the R380 with +P ammunition?  I am interested in seeing the dropoff of maximums of power and speed from the R9 to the R380.

The two are hard to compare and I do not have any tests with a R9.

Here are some tests that I recently did with a Kahr P380 with a 2 1/2" barrel.  The R380 is about 1/3" longer and should yield 30 fps more velocity.

This is Underwood ammo using the Lehigh Extreme Defense bullet.  The initial tests I have seen show penetration and wound cavity coming close to those of conventional 9mm self defense loads.  The ammo fed, fired, and ejected perfectly in my P380.

Underwood 380 65 grain Extreme Defense STD Pressure -  1195, 1170, 1221, 1209, 1216, 1208, 1207, 1168, 1260, 1081 fps,  Average 1193 FPS,  SD 47,      KE   205 ft-lb

These were fired from a Kahr P380 with a 2 barrel.  Consistency was good except for the last shot.

Lehigh gel tested there bullet as 1150 FPS and had 14 of penetration. Underwood gel tested at 1300FPS and got 15 of penetration.

Underwood 380 65 grain Extreme Defense +P  -  1314, 1278, 1273. 1265, 1332, 1305, 1325, 1277, 1259, 1309 FPS,  Average 1293 FPS,  SD 26,  KE   241 ft-lb

Again, these were fired from the Kahr 380.  Good consistency for +P and a short barreled pistol.  All fed, fired and ejected without a problem.

  https://www.underwoodammo.com/380-acp-p-65-grain-xtreme-defender/