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If you insist on carrying FMJ, I don't see a need to be picky. Just carry whatever works.
Doc, if you want to carry ball buy and test the ones you like and carry the most accurate.
Try these, Buffalo Bore has a good reputation and a hot 230 gr load should be more effective than a standard pressure one.
IMO the flat point makes more sense like a SWC revolver round does. It MIGHT make a difference. YMMV
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Hollowpoints might expand, but bullets won't shrink.
All fmj is basically the same. If it is 230 gn and breaks 850 fps then it's pretty standard.
If you want the best terminal balistics from a round solid profile, I would suggest using plain lead unjacketed bullets, as they will flatten somewhat and still have good effect on heavy bone, should that be encountered.
It is irrevelant to ask someone if they have ever been shot, as I will assure you that some on here have shot enough game and people to take you to school on the subject.
" Blessed is that man, who when facing death, thinks only of his front sight"
Buffalo Bore makes a 255 hard cast 45acp+P. I carry it always. It breaks bone, feed always.and I shoot what I carry. about 950 per sec. Great penetration, on almost anything. I get 13 inches of penetration on ballistic gel. Can't hide behind car doors. I for one think it's a good carry round for me..
Using your weapon with the intent of killing the BG (openly in your speech) is a bad idea - especially if it's in the heat of action. "To stop the threat" is your intent to keep you out from behind bars. I don't want anything like that to happen to someone who's ideas I generally like so far, and I don't even know you.
I feel however that your idea of using FMJ or TMJ is a good idea. Over penetration has not historically been a concern with any standard handgun round. Under penetration has caused many officers and others their lives. Why someone with a .380 would ever consider a JHP is beyond me. Other considerations are that when you fire at the BG, he gets behind any sturdy cover - it will generally render a JHP useless. If you find an FMJ or TMJ with dependable reputation I'll be watching. JHPs are excellent at stopping the threat if your problem is standing in the wide open and naked. I liked this article: http://www.firearmstactical.com/pdf/fbi-hwfe.pdf
Also, my G30 shoots high, however my G27 is dead on target.
I carry 2-3 Golden Sabers, the rest in the mag are Federal FMJs
Yep ..I carry 230gr ball ..in the winter months....Two Holes one shot ..even through heavy winter clothing.....
Long ago and far away in S.E. Asia I witnessed first hand a single shot to the center chest with a FMJ .45 ACP. Bad guy was stone dead when he hit the ground.
I have no problems whatsoever carrying FMJs in a large caliber handgun.