Best .38 special ammo for a S&W J-frame CCW?

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    We did some informal testing in water/wetpack with various 38 loads. The Corbon 110 +p is some pretty awesome stuff. The result borders on 357 performance. I wouldn't feel at all underpowered carrying these things.

    I wouldn't shoot them much though. In all cases, the primer extruded into the firing pin hole. These things are obviously very HOT!

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    I carry Corbon DPX in all my J-Frames. I find it more controllable than the Federal 135gr load.
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    Just started carrying the Speer 135gr +P short barrel load in my 642. Also got some of the Speer 124gr +P shrt barrel load for my P-01.

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    Any thoughts on Magsafe?

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    Hydro-Shok +P+ ammo for my Model 60. Duty ammo, that's what they give us to carry.

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