This is a discussion on Carry 2 types of ammo in same mag? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; If it has to be done in the same mag, get rounds of comparable weight and power so that the POI is the same or ...
If it has to be done in the same mag, get rounds of comparable weight and power so that the POI is the same or as close to it as possible.
Personally, if you want to carry hardball for penetration purporses, I'd recommend doing it in a backup mag. I carry two extra mags and one of them does have hardball in it. Now odds are I'll never use my firearm and even if I do, odds are that I will not fire enough rounds to even justify a reload (except for tactical reasons). However, if it did come to that, I'd rather have a different option for that 3rd mag. Although, in such a situation, it's probably time to be running away and praying.
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You give the argument above and then suggest this? Different ammunition in the same magazine is lawyer fodder, but multiple magazines are not?If you are worried though carry more mags with different rounds...IMO better way to "cover your bases"
I think carrying different ammo in the same magazine is a bad idea for reliability reasons, FMJ sitting on top of JHP may sit in the magazine and feed differently than JHP on top of JHP, but each person is responsible for their own life... do what works for you.
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