Mixing ammo types

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    Mixing ammo types

    I have a Box of Speer Gold Dot .40 S&W 155gr JHP and a box of Cor-Bon DPX 140gr Solid Copper HP Just wanted opinions about carrying a mixed magazine of the two, alternating the rounds.
    Good Idea/Bad Idea and why.

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    If they both work fine in your pistol then it doesn't really matter how you stack them.

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    No need to do it. Might not look good in court. If its every other round Murphy's law will end up with you wishing you had the other round every shot. I would carry the 155s over the 140s just because I like heavier bullets for more reliable penetration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiller2 View Post
    I have a Box of Speer Gold Dot .40 S&W 155gr JHP and a box of Cor-Bon DPX 140gr Solid Copper HP Just wanted opinions about carrying a mixed magazine of the two, alternating the rounds.
    Good Idea/Bad Idea and why.
    What do you think you have to gain by mixing two nearly identical bullet types?
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    Carry one magazine of each type
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    I can't say I've ever mixed different brands of ammo in any of my carry magazines. What would be the reason?

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    I had considered that myself...........then thought along the lines dukalmighty's response of carrying a mag of each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiller2 View Post
    I have a Box of Speer Gold Dot .40 S&W 155gr JHP and a box of Cor-Bon DPX 140gr Solid Copper HP Just wanted opinions about carrying a mixed magazine of the two, alternating the rounds.
    Good Idea/Bad Idea and why.

    What, pray tell, would be the thought process that ends in this being a good idea?
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    What do you mean?


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    To the OP, I would go along with your final point..."Why?"

    I see no reason to mix anything.
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