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    Federal HST 230 grain standard pressure for my .45
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    230g ball for my g36

    124g +p gold dots in my 9mm

    I'm at a loss to understand the reasoning for going to fmj because of winter clothing. A jhp that clogs with fabric is for all intents and purposes FMJ
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    I live in Lower Alabama, we don't have to wear many layers here
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I live in Lower Alabama, we don't have to wear many layers here
    Is that in South America? Once built a DDT plant in Axis, AL for Shell Chemical. Between the DDT and Agent Orange I'm impervious to chemical attack!

    Here in NV, I don't change for the seasons, just a monthly rotate between T-Series, Gold Dots, and Double Tap in .357 Sig. Double Tap is the 147gr rounds.


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    A few have said they would change calibers or go to FMJ. In my opinion that would be a yes on changing bullets. If you carry .40 or higher you are pretty much good to go.
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    158gr LSWCHP - Year Round
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    Quote Originally Posted by R.W.Dale View Post
    230g ball for my g36

    124g +p gold dots in my 9mm

    I'm at a loss to understand the reasoning for going to fmj because of winter clothing. A jhp that clogs with fabric is for all intents and purposes FMJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I live in Lower Alabama, we don't have to wear many layers here
    Nor do we in these parts of Texas.

    Truth is, even on the very coldest day with my heaviest winter clothing AND in my chest waders I couldn't gen up much enthusiasm for standing and receiving any load mentioned in this entire thread.
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    Change to one of the ones in this pic LOL

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    I generally carry the biggest weapon I can with the clothes I am wearing. In the summer that is frequently my P228. When things cool down it is usually my P220. The penetrating clothing issue is not the main reason but it is a factor.
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    I started thinking about this about 3 or 4 weeks ago as the leaves started changing in MI. Bought some Cor-Bon 185 JHP for my .45 that scream at over 1100 fps, figured that would either penetrate or knock em down long enough for me to get myself and others out of Kenny Loggins' Danger Zone.
    I also picked up some Critical Duty as well for my 9mm after seeing the ballistics info and reaching out to some of the LEO at my gun club. Since I have the XDm 3.8 in both calibers, and they both fit perfectly in my CBST, it now just depends on what I grab out of the safe is what I carry.
    Now, all that said, I think someone posted earlier about today's clothing vs. 15 years ago, and I agree with them. I've got a North Face 700 down jacket that weighs about 20 oz and keeps me far warmer than my old Army combination of Gortex+Polypro+BDU blouse+undershirt which could stop a 308 round shat at me from 10 feet. My North Face wouldn't protect me from a kid with a sharp pencil that's hopped up on Mountain Dew.
    So, long story long, I'm not sure it really matters nowadays. I'm not aiming for the crotch, and the last time I saw someone wearing a denim jacket was when I was in Canada and went to a wedding (Canadian Tuxedo).
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    Do you change bullet weights with the changing temperature to defeat clothing?
    No not really. I always like the heaviest I can get for calibers 9mm and below. When it comes to .40 and .45 it ranges from 155 to 230gr year round and basically whatever I can get my hands on at the time. In .40 S&W I like the 165gr best but the 155gr Gold Dot stuff is what I have loaded in my Beretta right now.
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    No. I carry Hornady 200 gr XTP. I know how they shoot and am comfortable with that. Why would I change?
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    Summer I carry a small 380 pocket pistol then winter I go to my glock 32 in 357sig.
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    Hornady 40S&W 180 gr XTP I would imagine all year around.. I am thinking of a LC9 for a BUG but not sure what I will shoot in it.

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