Another self defense ammo poll

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  • Hornady TAP

    11 10.00%
  • Speer Gold Dot

    48 43.64%
  • Hydrashocks

    31 28.18%
  • Corbon DPX

    20 18.18%
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    VIP Member Array obxned's Avatar
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    +p Win STX 230 gr. in 45ACP!
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    Whatever is reliable, accurate and controllable.

    If you have more than one which fits that checklist, the one that is the most available to you, and then the cheapest.

    These days, Black Hills 115 grain JHP (remanufactured) is in the Glock, and I'm not worried.

    If I do my job, the bullet will do its.

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    At the moment I've got Cor-bon's 115gr. +P DPX in the Glock 19, Speer's 230gr. std. pressure GD in the 1911 and 135gr. +P GD in the .38 J-frame.

    I'm by no means an expert but provided a given round is reliable (and accurate) in a particular gun, I'd feel well protected with Federal Hydra-shoks, Remington Golden Sabers, Speer Gold Dots, Cor-bon DPX (or defense loads), Double Tap or any number of other quality loadings ... haven't tried Hornady's TAP ammo yet though. I do prefer std. pressure loads in .45 and +P in 9mm though.
    Jack

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    I currently carry 230gr +P Golden Sabers in my 1911, and 180gr Gold Dot in my G27. The Golden Sabers feed well and were reccomended by Springfield Armory. The Gold Dots were what my Dept issued for my Duty Weapon, so I carried the same in my off-duty/backup. After doing some research I'm looking to pick up some Federal HST's. Their performance seems good and I can get 50rd boxes of the 230gr .45ACP for about $25. This allows me to practice with my carry ammo and insure reliable feeding for less $$$. I looked at the DPX as it too seems to perform very well in the tests I have seen, but it is about $30 per 20rds here. I feel it is important to at least occasionally practice with what you carry and always fire sufficient rounds to test for reliable feeding and extraction performance before carrying anything.

    There is a pretty good stickyed post on duty/self-defense pistol loads on Tactical ForumsIn the Terminal Effects Forum.

    -RD62

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