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Which brand do you prefer? I just picked up a box of 40 Hornady Taps and I am trying to decide to use carry my gold dots, taps, or dpx's.. In both my Sig 239 and glock 23. Is there really that much of a difference if I need to whack a bg? Any input? Thanks!
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
what's more important is knowing the round we carry will hit where we aim
I've found a lot that works in my pistolas...but from your list...the G-
Dots and the H-shocks have served me well! OMO
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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I really like the consistency of Federal ammo along with the low flash
I think the expansion of the DPX is very impressive but I cant afford to fill up my fleet with them. Also, they tend to corrode fast....discolor and bluish color.... although tarnish shouldn't affect a bullet rite?
I like the Corbon DPX because of how it does against "Intermediate Barriers".
It can however be hard to find and I think you are well served with any well made high quality ammunition.
I have some DPX but haven't tried them yet. I like the gold dot from the tests I've seen. Seems to hold together better in terminal tests than Hydras.
Also, I've developed a certain confidence with the GDHP so that's what I'm currently carrying (in 357 mag).
The performance of a single brand can vary greatly in different calibers. You can't just go with a certain name brand. It's not that simple.
I voted Hornady TAP since thats whats in the pipe and mag of my G30 right now, I also have Winchester SXT in my spare mags
I have Federal 185gr Hydrashoks and Win SXT in the HK
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Usually have Tap or Hydrashoks. I'm very interested in DPX, but it's more or less impossible to find unless you order online around here. Just not really cost effective I guess.
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I mostly use Corbon, but I use Tap to. Winchester SXT in my .45
Besides Hydra Shock, I have no SD shooting data- they all feed in my 1911's. I realize this is of no help to you- Good Luck!