Rate My Ammo

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    Rate My Ammo

    Glock 17 - Winchester PDX1 124 gr. +P
    S&W 442 and Ruger SP101 - Remington Golden Saber .38 Special 125 gr. +P
    The Ruger can shoot .357 Mags, but I'm sticking with .38 (more to make life less complicated than anything else).
    Is good?
    Thanks.
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    Do they function RELIABLY? Do they hit where you aim them? Can you control them for fast and accurate fire? If the answer to these is yes, then you have chosen wisely.

    Do you have a reliable supply (somewhere you can get this ammo regularly)? Are you personally confident in them? If the answer to these is yes, you have chosen very wisely.
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    "Yes" x 5 or 6.
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    Dear L0RD...

    Rate your ammo?

    Assuming it's not rusty, or had green stuff all over it, dented, been chewed on by the dog, soaked in oil or other solvents...

    It will probably work just fine if you shoot someone in the head or they upper chest.

    Then again, Russian steel cases ball ammo does that too...

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    I don't know. A friend just sent an email with some .44 Mag Chinese ammo that blew up a gun. Nothing against the Chinese. Ironically, we're ordering out Chinese tonight. Russian food's an entirely different matter.
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    Houston, we have ID'd the problem.

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    Chinese ammo
    Switching to American Made ammo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air,Land&Sea View Post
    I don't know. A friend just sent an email with some .44 Mag Chinese ammo that blew up a gun. Nothing against the Chinese. Ironically, we're ordering out Chinese tonight. Russian food's an entirely different matter.
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    terrible beat and damn near impossible to dance to.

    If it's of the common variety of manufactured self defense ammunition you should be good to go as long as you have done your work and insured it functions flawlessly in your particular guns and hits where you aim consistently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air,Land&Sea View Post
    I don't know. A friend just sent an email with some .44 Mag Chinese ammo that blew up a gun. Nothing against the Chinese. Ironically, we're ordering out Chinese tonight. Russian food's an entirely different matter.
    Quote Originally Posted by MitchellCT View Post
    Houston, we have ID'd the problem.



    Switching to American Made ammo...
    Which actually wasn't Chinese ammo, but, in fact, handloads.

    Chinese ammo hasn't been available in the US for better'n 15 years.
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    Truth be known, we all rate our own ammo. Just like we rate our own pistols. Hopefully we've all taken common sense in doing so and have experience to back it up. It's like a question with unlimited answers. What you see on the internet, and what you'll see in the marketing somewhat say to you what you should buy and what you should use. To me this is as ridiculous as to what pistol you should buy and use for your own personal protection. Reviews are always good. They are not always available before your purchase. Thing is...you have the ultimate task of ruling something out for here-say or experience. Depend on the internet alone, and you give up your personality. Be careful in what you do, how you see it, and what you want or need in your particular circumstance. Research is still good. Just anchor your thoughts and decide for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air,Land&Sea View Post
    Glock 17 - Winchester PDX1 124 gr. +P
    Sounds good to me...
    S&W 442 and Ruger SP101 - Remington Golden Saber .38 Special 125 gr. +P
    For the S/W, fine, but for the 101, I'd shoot .38's and load .357 for carry.OMO
    The Ruger can shoot .357 Mags, but I'm sticking with .38 (more to make life less complicated than anything else).
    Is good?
    It all good...whatever works for ya'.
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    My S&W Model 28 prefers .357 158 grain in a magnum round but is extremely accurate with 38 special ammo in the same weight. At home I'm loaded with Federal .38 special +P lead semi wadcutters hollow point This load shoots very well at the range and allows for rapid follow up shots in my large frame S&W.

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    You have chosen wisely....I would do the same and feel good about it.
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    I couldn't leave well enough alone and went with .38 Gold Dot 135 gr. +P Short Barrel and .357 Mag Golden Sabers. I think I'm OK now.
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    I personally think +p ammunition isn't worth the wear and tear on the weapon,follow-up shots, etc., but that's a personal issue. I go with standard pressure Gold Dot 124 grain and Ranger 147 grain for my 9mm. If you have a wheelgun capable of shooting .357, try the Gold Dot in Short Barrel or the Buffalo Bore in 125 grain specified for the short barrel, low flash, etc. I believe the product number is 19G/20. I have a S&W Model 640 and am very impressed with the lack of recoil despite the weapon being so light.
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