.44 Specials, TCJ HP vs JHP?

.44 Specials, TCJ HP vs JHP?

This is a discussion on .44 Specials, TCJ HP vs JHP? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hi, After waiting a few weeks for ammo from Ammo Direct, I received my long awaited .44 Special rounds, I noticed they are TCJ HP. ...

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    After waiting a few weeks for ammo from Ammo Direct, I received my long awaited .44 Special rounds, I noticed they are TCJ HP. I have never used a Total copper jacket HP before, and I tried looking for some ballistic info, but did not find much info. I'm afraid they will not mushroom and end up a "thru and thru". This is not good for bystanders, especially those behind the intended miscreant.

    They are 240 grain TCJ HP's. Kinematics Research. I also have some 9mm TCJ HP's. Worse case, I guess I can use them for target practice. I plan on ordering some more 9mm soon, only have 200 rounds on hand now. Anyone have an idea on how TCJ HP's perform as self defense rounds??

    Also, Ammunition to Go, in Texas, shipped within a week of order, maybe I got lucky. I tend to like them a lot....
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    If it's the bullet I'm thinking of, it's not a very dynamic expander. It also depends on what you're shooting it in. Might be worth a few shots into wet newspaper to check. 5 gal bucket, some old newspaper or phone books, water, and a few drops of soap should do it.

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    I ordered 100 .44 spl Gold Dot JHPs from georgia-arms.com for like $50 if you aren't satisfied with the commercial selection or the tcj hp testing.

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    I wouldn't be worried about it. The 240 gr bullet MAY be reaching 1000 fps (I would bet its closer to 900).

    Over penetration is a minor problem with th venerable 44 spl. follow the four rules and you should be ok.
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