What do you use for EDC ammunition?

This is a discussion on What do you use for EDC ammunition? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; .40 S & W 165 gr. Remington Golden Sabers 155gr. Speer Gold Dots 155gr. Hornady TAP-FPD I currently use the above interchangeably, depending on my ...

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    .40 S & W

    165 gr. Remington Golden Sabers
    155gr. Speer Gold Dots
    155gr. Hornady TAP-FPD

    I currently use the above interchangeably, depending on my "mood," and they all work and group very well through my Sig 229.

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    .32 ACP 60 gr. JHP Speer Gold Dots

    They work great in my Seecamp. 60 Gr. Hornady XTPHPs work great also.

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    In .40, it depends on what I can get. In 2004, after I broke-in my P229 with FMJ, I put a couple hundred rounds of Remington 165-grain Golden Saber .40 S&W ammo through it, and stayed with that for several years. That had been my duty and carry load in my duty Glocks since 2002. Now, that load is hard to find, and I just bought several different 155- and 165-grain loads to make sure my first P229 and my newer one will work OK with them, and see which I like best.

    In .357, I have long used Federal silver box 125-grain JHP loads, though that load is starting to get tiresome through my lighter SP101 and Speed Six revolvers, so I now use the Federal stuff only in my heavier GP100 sixguns, and use the Winchester 145-grain Silvertips most of the time in my EDC revolvers. STHP also shoots better to point-of-aim in my fixed-sight guns.

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    .45
    185 grain
    Cor-Bon DPX

    and

    .38 Special
    135 grain +P
    Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel

    Just got a 9mm as well, haven't decided what my SD ammo will be yet, maybe I should post a poll (JUST KIDDING!)
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    In .45

    1. Federal Tactical Bonded 230gr +P
    2. Federal Tactical HST 230gr +P
    3. Federal Tactical Hydra-Shok 230gr

    In .40

    1. Federal Tactical Bonded 165gr or 180gr or 155gr
    2. Federal Tactical HST 165gr or 180gr or 155gr
    3. Federal Tactical Hydra-Shok 165gr.


    * I mostly carry the bonded rounds ,but I throw the HSTs into rotation also. I have confidence in the HydraShoks, BUT they stay in storage because the newer Federal rounds (Bonded and HSTs)seem to be outperforming the older tech Hydra-Shoks.

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    .357 Mag.
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    Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel

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    Black Hills +P 230 grain jacketed hollowpoints. .45 acp. Kimber Ultra.

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    Depends

    In order of most frequently carried gun to least.

    Glock 19, 124gr Hydra Shok in gun 124gr Gold Dot in spare mag.
    Colt 1911, 230 gr Gold Saber, 230gr Gold Dot for spares.
    H&K P7M8, 124gr Gold Saber in gun, 124gr Gold Dot spares.
    S&W 610, 135gr Double Tap 10mm in gun and spares.
    S&W model 15, 125gr Nyclad +P in gun, 125gr Gold Saber in spares.
    S&W model 19, 125gr Cor Bon JHP, will carry Federal 125gr too.
    Kahr MK40, 135gr Quick Shok, 155gr HST in spares.
    S&W 37 (BBQ gun) 125gr Nyclad, rarely carry a spare with it.

    My "always" gun:
    Kel Tec P32 (BUG) Cor Bon .32 ACP in gun, rarely carry a spare but have Cor Bon and PMC JHP in spare mags if I do.

    I carry the spare magazines of Gold Dot for increased penetration should I have to reload. If I am still shooting I like the option of a bonded bullet since I figure cover will be involved by then. In the .45 I will carry 230gr Hydra Shok if we are out of Gold Saber at the shop. I consider them both good loads. Same with Cor Bon or Federal in .357. just depends on what's in stock. In the 15 revolver I carry Gold Saber in speedloaders and speed strips because Nyclads are no longer in production and a soft lead or semi-jacketed bullet gets the tips beat up when carried. The Gold Saber is tougher.
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    Depends on which gun I carry.

    In my .38 snubbie, I carry 135 gr. +p Gold Dot SB
    In my .40 I carry Winchester Ranger 180gr. SXT, RA40T
    In my 1911 I carry whatever 230 gr. .45acp ammo I want. Nothing specific.
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    Me: Winchester 9mm Luger 115 GR. JHP
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    Kahr PM9
    147gr Fed HST

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    G19
    124gr +P Gold Dots
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    My primary EDC is a .45 so I use CorBon 185gr +P DPX.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    9mm: Winchester Ranger RA9TA 127 gr +p+
    45ACP: Remington Golden Saber 230gr or 185 gr. (What was available locally. Looks like I'm getting a Glock 21...so...we'll see what it likes. Am strongly considering DPX.)
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    Glock 23 40 S&W, 165 gr, Spear GoldDot hollow points.
    Keltec tec p3at either dutch load ball, hollow or all ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexster View Post
    In .40, it depends on what I can get. In 2004, after I broke-in my P229 with FMJ, I put a couple hundred rounds of Remington 165-grain Golden Saber .40 S&W ammo through it, and stayed with that for several years. That had been my duty and carry load in my duty Glocks since 2002. Now, that load is hard to find, and I just bought several different 155- and 165-grain loads to make sure my first P229 and my newer one will work OK with them, and see which I like best.

    In .357, I have long used Federal silver box 125-grain JHP loads, though that load is starting to get tiresome through my lighter SP101 and Speed Six revolvers, so I now use the Federal stuff only in my heavier GP100 sixguns, and use the Winchester 145-grain Silvertips most of the time in my EDC revolvers. STHP also shoots better to point-of-aim in my fixed-sight guns.
    To update, when I shoot Federal XM40HB, a 155-grain JHP, in my DA/SA P229, the gun seems to suddenly have radar guidance. This looks like my new carry load, at least in this particular P229. I will continue to use 165-grain Golden Saber in my DAK P229R until I can afford to verify its reliability with the Federal stuff. Both have been 100% reliable with everything tried thus far, but it is good to be certain, by test-firing every new load.

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