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How Does the .22 Magnum vs. the .380 ACP Do for Self Defense? Let’s Find Out

.22 magnum vs. the .380

How well does the .22 Magnum do compared to the .380 ACP cartridge?

The results just might surprise you. Watch Youtuber mark3smle do his own ballistic gel test of the .22 magnum vs. the .380 ACP cartridge.

Youtuber mark3smle has an experiment that just may interest small handgun fans. It is the .22 magnum VS. the .380 ACP (Auto) cartridge.

While many think of the .22 magnum cartridge as a great little stepper in a rifle, it also can have some success in a short barreled revolver for self protection. Armed with a Ruger LCR in .22 magnum and a Taurus Curve chambered in .380 ACP both cartridges are put to the test in ballistic gel.

While both the .22 magnum and .380 ACP cartridges are not hard hitters like a .45 ACP they can indeed be used for defense in a pinch. Special thanks to our friend mark3smle for sharing this great informational video. 

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How Does the .22 Magnum vs. the .380 ACP Do for Self Defense? Let’s Find Out