155 or 180 grain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronny View Post
    Heavier bullets penetrate better to reach vital organs like the heart, lungs, and liver. Lighter bullets do more surface trauma but may fail to penetrate adequatly. The FBI uses a 165 grain round. I have my sig 229 loaded with 165 gr HST rounds. Your gold dots are an awesome bullet choice, btw, and they are used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies.

    I like to see gel tests like these Brass Fetcher Ballistic Gelatin testing
    The FBI along with many other federal agencies carry the 180gr Winchester PDX1.
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    I agree with RebelRabbi, even though i love the heavy bullet when its pushed right (230 +p HST for me) it has to be what you shoot best with and cycles flawlessly. No bullet in any place gaurantees a stop other than a CNS disruption, so accurate and often hits usualy prevail that being said when a hair wider or a bit deeper means the difference in stooping the threat or becoming a victim, i want the biggest "rock" i can hit you with

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