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This is a discussion on Corbon within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am leaning towards getting only Corbon ammunition for self defense and would like people input to see if they like them....

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    Corbon

    I am leaning towards getting only Corbon ammunition for self defense and would like people input to see if they like them.


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    I carry corbon JHPs in my primary and back-up. They have great ballistics and expansion. In the end, go with what you feel comfortable carrying in your gun.
    Though defensive violence will always be a sad necessity in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men -St. Augustine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    I carry corbon JHPs in my primary and back-up. They have great ballistics and expansion. In the end, go with what you feel comfortable carrying in your gun.
    I bought a box of 9mm Luger +p 125 grain JHP for my SIG P228. This product was highly recommended by the gun shop owner as he carries it in his Kahr guns.

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    Corbon is good, but compare the ballistics of Buffalo Bore ammo before you decide. It's relatively expensive and certainly not for burning up a few hundred at the range; but when looking for the strongest load out there for SD, there's not much that can come close to BB.

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    I also use the .40 JHPs in a Glock 27, S&W 40c M&P, and a Smith 4013. They're claiming super velocity and expansion. The only downer is so damn expensive and you need to run a couple of mags thru each of your defensive guns to be sure they function with the hollow points. The semi auto guns of course I mean.

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    I've been very pleased with Hornady Critical Defense. These rounds will not clog going through heavy clothing and will expand every time. Also formulated to have reduced muzzle flash.
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    They have great ballistics and expansion.

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    I have tried & liked Cor-Bon in 9mm+P and 357 Sig.
    No internal lock or magazine disconnect on my pistols!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglebeak View Post
    Corbon is good, but compare the ballistics of Buffalo Bore ammo before you decide. It's relatively expensive and certainly not for burning up a few hundred at the range; but when looking for the strongest load out there for SD, there's not much that can come close to BB.
    You do have a good point; Buffalo Bore makes one of the hardest hitting loads on the market.
    Though defensive violence will always be a sad necessity in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men -St. Augustine

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    I like Corbon, I shoot them in my 357 sig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutrodoc View Post
    I've been very pleased with Hornady Critical Defense. These rounds will not clog going through heavy clothing and will expand every time. Also formulated to have reduced muzzle flash.
    The only place where it expands 100% of the time is in Hornady's advertising claims.

    There are numerous examples of CD failing to expand, especially after hitting cloth.
    There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.--RAH

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    There is a reason they try and make small bullets act like big bullets--Glockmann10mm

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    Never used Corbon. I have recently picked up some Federal Guard Dogs- expanding FMJ, 165gr, 1140fps- and has some awesome expansion results in the tests I've seen. (Even found one with 'simulated bone' as though shooting center mass) The Guard Dog expanded perfectly every time, the only other one that came close was either the Golden Saber, or Gold Dot- I can't remember which.

    ...now I have to go find that test again...
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    Online I found a few lists (here is one http://www.chuckhawks.com/ammo_by_anonymous.htm) stating best self-defense rounds for each caliber and Cor-bon Self Defense JHP 135grain 1325fps in .40s&w was on the list so I bought 2 boxes of 20 costing me $57.50 shipped to my door from Cheaper Than Dirt.

    As stated above by “greencobra” you need to run a few mags through before you carry them. I ran 2 mags through my SIG SP2022 .40s&w to make sure they ran without issue before carrying them and had 2 FTF’s. When you set this bullet next to my Federal HST 180grain they are shorter (smaller bullet) which is why I believe they are giving me the FTF. In light of 2 FTF’s in 2 clips I shot the rest of them off and decided to stick with Federal HST 180grain and 165 grain for carry.

    Just my $0.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by padom View Post
    Online I found a few lists (here is one Ammunition For The Self-Defense Firearm) stating best self-defense rounds for each caliber and Cor-bon Self Defense JHP 135grain 1325fps in .40s&w was on the list so I bought 2 boxes of 20 costing me $57.50 shipped to my door from Cheaper Than Dirt.

    As stated above by “greencobra” you need to run a few mags through before you carry them. I ran 2 mags through my SIG SP2022 .40s&w to make sure they ran without issue before carrying them and had 2 FTF’s. When you set this bullet next to my Federal HST 180grain they are shorter (smaller bullet) which is why I believe they are giving me the FTF. In light of 2 FTF’s in 2 clips I shot the rest of them off and decided to stick with Federal HST 180grain and 165 grain for carry.

    Just my $0.02
    This is what I just replied to another post here about Chuck Hacks--er, Hawks "advice":

    Crowman, that article is so full of bad, and just plain false information, it's really not even funny. And even though Hacks claims to have updated (ooh! I see he added .327 mag!), he does not even acknowledge the existence of latest generation JHPs such as HST, Corbon DPX and Ranger-T in the service calibers...and his statement of never using a 147gr 9mm round is just plain wrong. It might have been slightly valid ten years ago, but no longer.

    Also, the way he sticks exclusively to lightweight screamers show's he's real impressed by kinetic energy, and that's been shown time and time again to be one of the poorest methods of judging a cartridge's effectiveness.

    But what really shows the article isn't even worth the bandwidth to pull it up is the mentioning of Marshal & Sanow in the first couple paragraphs. This proves it's not to be taken seriously.

    The reason the author of the article is anonymous is because he didn't want his name associated with that steaming pile of dreck.

    See the link I posted earlier if you want information on actual up to date ammo.
    From here: Best Personal Defense Ammo & Grain ?

    And this is the link I am talking about: Best Choices for Self Defense Ammo

    Quite bluntly, posting that Chuck Hawks junk is some of the worst possible advice anyone can give regarding defensive loads...unfortunately, the internet is forever.
    There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.--RAH

    ...man fights with his mind; the weapons are incidental.--Jeff Cooper


    There is a reason they try and make small bullets act like big bullets--Glockmann10mm

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    Thank you for the list Cuda66! I wish I knew better before spending all that money on the Cor-bons but now carry 180grain HST's and can't be happier. Was carrying 180grain Federal HydraShocks LE before the Cor-bons and had no issues with them either.

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