which is better!

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    which is better!

    I have 3 guns. A model 28-2 S&W .357 MAGNUM an S&W model 410 .40 Just bought it last night and a COLT Defender .45acp just bought it Wednesday. I have Federal LE Tactical Hydra-Shok 158gr HP ammo for the .357 Federal LE Tactical HST 165gr HP Ammo for the S&W.40 and FEDERAL LE Tactical Bonded 230gr +P HP for the .45acp. All ammo was recommended by the gun stores i bought the last 2 from. Would these be considered GOOD stopping power ammo. I know very little about ammo. Any help would be appreciated.

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    All of those would be fine. Shoot the enough in the autos to make sure they function reliable.
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    Ditto. Differences between various modern SD bullet performances is overthought. Reliable feeding and function is paramount to proper selection.
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    Your gun store steered you well I believe. Like someone else said, shoot it to make sure it functions well in your particular gun before trusting your life to it.
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    All good ammo and good guns. Put the bullet where it belongs and you'll be just fine with any one of those combinations.

    FWIW, the .357 can be a handfull to shoot and follow up shots can be tough. Practice makes perfect.

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    yes all good rounds... the tactical bonded in.45acp is good but I found them to not feed very well in my glock 30, but they expand very nice... here are some pics of the .45 tactical bonded, and .40 HST..

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    Thanks guys i will try them in the .45 and .40. I have had the .357 for a while and i like it very much. and yes it is a hand full on quick shooting BUT im getting the hang of it. Have put a box of 230gr TCJ thru the .45 it is definitely quicker to respond on rapid fire shots. Have not fired the .40 yet but can not wait to see how the wife handles it cause the .40 is for her!

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