Reduced Power .380 Loads

I spent some time today developing some reduced power loads for my wife who is recoil sensitive. I do it in Ladder Load fashion, but I’m going down the ladder to the point of malfunction instead of the usual upward direction.

I must say at the outset that what I am doing is not in keeping with best practices, it is possible with reduced power loads, though unlikely with the downward ladder method, to create a squib load that lodges a bullet in the barrel. Firing another shot would be catastrophic. You have been advised.

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