Federal HST for me.
This is a discussion on What is your Personal Defense Round of Choice? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have Ranger T's in all my 9mm's. I agree with shadowwalker though for the most part; I have given up really caring what type ...
I have Ranger T's in all my 9mm's. I agree with shadowwalker though for the most part; I have given up really caring what type of round is in my gun as long as it's premium SD ammo.
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+1 Federal HST 124 gr and Speer Gold Dot 124 gr in 9mm.
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125 gr semi jacketed hollow point in .357
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9mm - Winchester ranger 124 gr. +p
.45 - Winchester ranger bonded 230 gr.
Ranger T 124 gr or 127 gr +p+, or Gold Dot 124 gr +p
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.44 Special - Gold Dot 200-grain in my Bulldog.
I use Federal Hydr-Shok from 135 to 180gr. in all my SD weapons. Many mention that one type is more accurate than another ammo, I haven't found that to be a reason to buy one over the other because to not be accurate at 7 yards or less would not be the round but the shooter IMO. What I look for is velocity, penetration and expansion for a one shoot stop.
This would have been a good as a poll with most of the major brands, can you still make one?
Federal HST 147 or 124 +P / Speer Gold Dot 124 +P in 9mm
Federal HST or Speer Gold Dot 180 in .40
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Speer Gold Dot in my 9mm Luger
Car Bon DPX or Winchester PDX-1 in my 9mm Short.
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