What do you use for EDC ammunition?

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    What do you use for EDC ammunition?

    What do you use for EDC ammunition?

    Please specify
    caliber
    grain of bullet
    type (hollow point, ball, etc.)
    brand

    If you want to throw in a reason why you use that particular combination, that would be interesting, too.

    Wanted to make this a poll, but the combinations were infinite.

    I use .40 S&W, 165 gr, Spear GoldDot hollow points.
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    .40 S&W Extreme Shock Fang Face 165gr

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    .45
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    Remington UMC

    It's cheap, and the Kimber eats it like I eat gummy bears!

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    .40 Cal
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    Winchester Ranger

    Was given to me, and is very accurate in my G27.

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    .45 ACP, Federal 200gr EFMJ. I have seen some different reports on the EFMJ but most seem to agree on very consistent expansion, even though the expanded size is a bit smaller than JHPs. Also, I figure I never have to worry about any JHP feeding issues.

    (I also have 124gr EFMJs in the 9mm.)
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    45 ACP Corbon 185 DPX and Federal 230 +P HST

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    .45 ACP 230 +P Federal HST
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    Hornady TAP/FPD .40 cal, 155gr JHP
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    Feder Hydrashok .40 cal, 180gr JHP
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    Winchester white box 180gr .40 S&W JHP

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    .40 S&W
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    This is why I carry it and trust my life to it.
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    Depends on the gun. My criteria is not how big they open up in gelatin or what sort of pretty shape they form in a perfect world. My criteria is do they always feed without fail, do they hit where I point and do they exhibit enough penetration. I prefer some sort of expanding bullet to help prevent carry through and to insure the energy gets spent in the target.

    In my Commander the best so far is a 200 gr Federal EFMJ with Wilson mags.

    In my Micro it's 230 gr Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel Loads with factory mags.

    In my S&W 638 it's either Double Tap 125 gr +P (with Speer Gold Dot low velocity hollow points) or Speer Gold Dot 135 gr +P Short Barrel Loads.
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    G19 with 124+P Gold Dots, just because they work well.
    BHP with 180 Gold Dots, out of habit, the gun prefers Silvertips.
    442 with 135+P Gold Dots, good reputation and design for a snubby.
    Tomcat .32 with Fed. FMJ, I worry about penetration with the pipsqueek.

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    Speer Gold in all my weapons or ranger talons

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    45 = 230 gr. Golden Sabers
    40 = 165 gr. Golden Sabers
    357 mag = 125 gr. Golden Sabers
    9mm = 115 gr.+P Corbon
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