Best STANDARD Pressure 38 Special Self Defense Ammo
I have a s&w 342 airlite Ti that I carry with corbon 110gr +P ammo.
This stuff is BRUTAL to say the least out of a 12oz revolver (I wouldn't expect any less from corbon) even if it is rated for the +P stuff. So my question is what brand of NON +P ammo would you use and the reason why. Which bullet weight is better?, with a 12oz gun I was hoping to stay as light as possible to keep the recoil down. I've also read a little about the solid copper rounds, would it be better to go with a copper solid than a conventional round the uses jacketed or bonded bullets since I want to stay as light as possible on the bullet weight? The only note on the gun is
" jacketed bullets only" no mention of bullet weights of any kind. Will I really loose that much performance from a 1 7/8" barrel between the standard pressure vs. the +P rated stuff ?
Does anyone have any experience with the standard pressure 110gr hydra-shock ammo?
They do have a pretty large hollow point opening, I also like the look for the 125gr Nyclad round too. I was hoping to get some feed back on these also if possible . I also want to pose this question, now that we are moving out of the era of light/fast and into the era of slow/deep, would Winchester 38spl +P 95gr STHP be considered to lite in order to penetrate deep enough to get to "vital" organs or do you think they would be good enough to get the job done? I'm guessing the recoil would be "easier" on the hand since the projectile is only 95gr, an old friend gave me a few boxes of these way back when & yes you are reading correctly they are Winchester 38spl +P 95gr Silver Tip Hollow Point 50 round box
I know I'm kind of veering off my topic with the mention of the 95gr STHP's, for that I'm sorry I just wanted to see if anyone knew anything about the performance wise