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    Here is a website that discusses the exotic ammunition and their penetration issues for SD. Worth a read before you spend any more money or get sucked into the hype: Exotic Ammo FAQ
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    Scary!

    Assuming you have a snub nose take a hard look at Speer Gold Dot 135gr +P. They are one of of few (perhaps only) rounds that will reliably expand in the FBI 4 layer denim test.

    Most don't expand...


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    Thanks for the info. I will keep this in mind. This is what I like about this forum, sharing information.

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    Good folks (and products) at Speer

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwater;1290802

    Assuming you have a snub nose take a hard look at Speer Gold Dot 135gr +P. They are one of of few (perhaps only) rounds that will reliably expand in the FBI 4 layer denim test.

    Most don't expand...

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    Thanks for the objective data DkH2O. Just as an aside, the good folks at Speer are most helpful and response quickly to inquiries -- and I am one, who is not easily impressed.

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    magtech 38 special ammo

    Have fired thousands of magtech 9mm ammo with no problems. A few months ago I pruchase flat nose fmj 38 sp ammo and ran it through my S&W airweight. Had aprox. a 40% failure. Wrote and called Magtech and they sent me 2 replacement boxes. Better but had a 25% failure. This is not a new gun. My gun shop said it was giving a good hammer strick, so I bought a box of PMC ammo and had no failures. It appears that the primer is set to far in on the casing causing the light strike. Looked at my defensive cary ammo which I sometimes use which is Magtech gold JHP and they use the same primer in a SS jacket. Have only fired a few of these in the past with no failures but now it has me thinking as sometimes this is my primary carry with this ammo. Think I should just shoot it all up and change brands.

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    I did fire some .38 +P DPX into wet newspaper both plain and with a couple layers of T shirt in front. From a snub the DPX did not fully open, only one or two segments peeled back. It was enough to cause the round to tumble so that might help it wound better, but it was not the same perfect expansion seen in the magazine ads.

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    I shoot a lot of Magtech.....and I have reloaded their cases a whole bunch of times....I have not seen a problem with Guardian Gold in the 9mm.....but I have not tried the .38 special. Write or call them with the info.....they will make good on it.
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