Remington Golden Sabre
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What do you use for EDC ammunition?
grain of bullet
type (hollow point, ball, etc.)
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.
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.
Remington Golden Sabre
.40 S&W Extreme Shock Fang Face 165gr
It's cheap, and the Kimber eats it like I eat gummy bears!
Was given to me, and is very accurate in my G27.
.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.)
“What is a moderate interpretation of [the Constitution]? Halfway between what it says and [...] what you want it to say?” —Justice Antonin Scalia
SIG: P220R SS Elite SAO, P220R SAO, P220R Carry, P226R Navy, P226, P239/.40S&W, P2022/.40S&W; GSR 5", P6.
45 ACP Corbon 185 DPX and Federal 230 +P HST
.45 ACP 230 +P Federal HST
.38 +P 130 Winchester
Hornady TAP/FPD .40 cal, 155gr JHP
May switch to
Feder Hydrashok .40 cal, 180gr JHP
"I'd rather have my gun and not need it, than need it and not have it"
Winchester white box 180gr .40 S&W JHP
Federal Tactical HST
This is why I carry it and trust my life to it.
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"
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.
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
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.
Speer Gold in all my weapons or ranger talons
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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