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Old 11-16-2015, 11:19 AM
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BG 380 + Polycase ARX Interceptor = split frame

Just a heads up, I was able to locate some of the new Polycase ARX/Interceptor ammo in .380, bought 4 boxes. I researched the round, seemed worth trying as a carry round. I fired 6 rounds of FMJ to warm up, then loaded 5 rounds of the Interceptor. Upon touching off the first round, the gun nearly exploded in my hand. Luckily, I was wearing gloves and wrap around eye protection. Debris showered my face, and the frame is split right down the entire grip. My hand was stinging pretty badly, I removed my gloves expecting to see blood but the gloves absorbed the impact/gases. Right thumb was pretty beat up. It appears that the round was way too hot for the gun, and shoved the slide back with such force that it split the frame. The laser is also now dead as well. I sent an email to S&W with a couple of pictures, waiting to hear back.
At this time, I would suggest extreme caution if using these rounds in ANY small .380. I can't imagine what a KelTec would do with this round; fortunately the S&W was able to hold the slide and not send it back into my face. This all from a tiny .380, with a 56 grain bullet.
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Old 11-17-2015, 08:26 AM
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Very hard to fathom.
With this being the only reported incidence on the WWW, I will await any further case reports before commenting.

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Old 11-19-2015, 01:58 PM
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Works great in my LCPs . . .
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I have tried to post my picture of the splintering I had with APX ammo in my Ruger Lcp on this thread. So to those interested in my results of my experience look at the (rugerpistolforums.com.) "New .380 ammo offering from Ruger" post #43. Some have had good result and others have not. Trust but Verify..fair and honest.
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I will be watching this in the future. I think a lot of the ammo companies will be selling these type of bullets and hope that they don't damage more guns?
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I have tried to post my picture of the splintering I had with APX ammo in my Ruger Lcp on this thread. So to those interested in my results of my experience look at the (rugerpistolforums.com.) "New .380 ammo offering from Ruger" post #43. Some have had good result and others have not. Trust but Verify..fair and honest.
Pictures of the ARX round after entering the barrel from the Mag.
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Looks like the product needs a little refinement!

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The residue left in the frame and on the barrel concerns me.
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The solution is simple. Avoid gimmicks. There are no magic bullets.

Stick with proven ammo made by established companies.
My two favorites for self defense are the Federal HST and the Speer Gold Dot. Both can be found on the web for about $30.00 in boxes of 50.
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I have shot 2 boxes of ARX through my BG380 and no issues. I use it as my EDC round. Shoot great, low recoil, feeds reliably, haven't had any issues.
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The solution is simple. Avoid gimmicks. There are no magic bullets.
Truth.

Before you load-up your pet shootin' iron with some off-the-wall specialty ammo, ask yourself one thing:
"Did the manufacturer proof this gun with ammo like this?"

Proceed at your own risk thereafter.
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