March 24th, 2008 10:23 PM
Personal Defense Ammo
I have been reading numerous forums trying to decide on what to get
for the following calibers
also ... any one have some good info on .22 LR ... not looking
for self defense load here ... just looking for a good load for
plinkin at the range
March 24th, 2008 10:32 PM
For defense rounds any high quality hollow point that will feed in your weapons.
.22 for plinking. Any copper jacket bulk round.
A hit with even a small caliber is better than a miss with a big caliber.
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March 24th, 2008 10:38 PM
you forgot to mention .40. just curious?
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March 24th, 2008 10:39 PM
Cor-Bon DPX, Winchester Ranger Talon, Federal Tactical Bonded, Federal HST or Speer Gold Dot.
Go with either of those and you will never go wrong, unless for some reason the bullets won't feed in your weapon.
March 24th, 2008 10:46 PM
Choose a high quality name brand hollow point, and one priced were you can practice with the round making sure it feeds without any issues and is accurate.
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March 24th, 2008 10:59 PM
I didnt mention .40 ... cause I dont have a gun in that caliber yet ....
just to give everyone an idea of what I am looking at
Ruger GP-100 -- .357 mag / .38 special
Glock 33 -- .357 sig
Glock 21SF -- .45 ACP
H&K USP 45 -- .45 ACP
these 2 were gifts from well intentioned person ...
Kel-Tec P11 -- 9 mm ( read a few horror stories on this gun )
Cobra Enterprises Patriot 9 -- 9 mm ( read horror stories all over the forums on this gun )
March 25th, 2008 08:18 AM
Black Hills HP
all non +P
.357 - 158 gr.
.45 ACP - 230 gr.
9mm - 124 gr.
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March 25th, 2008 01:22 PM
I have the Glock 32, .357, all I carry is Speer gold dot's. Never had a single problem.
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March 25th, 2008 01:46 PM
I use Hornady TAP 230 ga. JHP in my .45 XD and it feeds like butter
March 25th, 2008 02:03 PM
I like Federal EFMJ; 124gr for 9mm and 200gr for .45ACP are both available from the AmmoMan.
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March 25th, 2008 02:33 PM
For my Kimber Ultra Carry II I use Federal Premium Hydra-Shok.
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March 25th, 2008 03:04 PM
March 25th, 2008 04:36 PM
thanx everyone .... most likely what I will do is get a couple hundred rounds of everything that has been mentioned ... go to the range and see what works best
just as I do when I make most of my purchases ... a lot of research and tire
kicking so to speak
March 25th, 2008 06:39 PM
.38 special -- Remington Golden Saber +P 125 Grain -- 975 fps 264 ft/lbs.
.357 magnum -- Remington Golden Saber 125 Grain -- 1220 fps 413 ft. lbs.
.357 sig -- Don't shoot
.45 ACP -- Remington Golden Saber 230 Grain -- 875 fps 391 ft/lbs
9 mm -- Remington Golden Saber +P 124 Grain -- 1180 fps 384 ft. lbs.
or -- Federal Premium Personal Defense Ammunition 124 Grain Hydra-Shok -- 1120 fps 345 ft/lb
and a few not on your list
32 ACP -- Cor-Bon Self-Defense Ammunition 60 Grain JHP -- 1050 FPS 147 ft/lbs.
380 ACP -- Remington Golden Saber 102 Grain -- 940 fps 200 ft/lbs.
40 S&W -- Remington Golden Saber 165 Grain -- 1150 fps 485 ft/lbs
or -- Winchester Ranger 155 Grain JHP -- 1210 fps 502 ft/lbs.
That pretty much sums up what I use but there are several good brands / loads out there today.
ps -- all of the numbers given are the manufacturers numbers at the muzzle.
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March 25th, 2008 07:11 PM
.380 = Corbon DPX 80 grain all copper Barnes deep penetrating hollowpoint. .357 = Reminton Goldensabre 125 grain brass jacket hollowpoint. .357 = Buffalo Bore 180 grain lead flat nose bullet if hiking somewhere there is a chance of encountering a cougar or a black bear.
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