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    Made the switch yesterday...thanks DC

    Since shortly after I started carrying, I carried a specialty round that was extremely light and gave a huge energy dump on impact. I won't go into more specifics than that, but it was an epoxy round that was pre-fragmented.

    And then I trolled the forums here on DC for the last 10 months or so. The more I read, the less comfortable I became with a whiz-bang round. If it was so good, why don't more people shoot it? Why isn't it being used by LEO agencies? Why is it on the fringe?

    Tried and true, that is where I want to be, but at the same time I know that changing technology and advances in ballistics and material science will continue to make improved rounds.

    Well, we went to the local range yesterday to turn money into smoke and noise. At the end of our shooting I shot up my whamadyne rounds and replaced them with Hornady Critical Defense 115 gr. 9mm.

    Replacing the rounds in my .40 will have to wait a paycheck or two, but I have some Federal LE 155 gr. JHP that will do duty in the interim.

    Thanks, ladies and gentlemen, for being a constant source of quality info and a continual stream of thought-provocation. You keep me sharp.

    My Best to you and yours.
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    There is some great info to be found here. I too have made some changes as a result of reading the forum.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    I've seemed to have been swayed in some of my ways since being here as well. For the better no doubt. Maybe I've helped someone in return, and it's always in my mission to do so. Sometimes it's not even related to firearms. The give and take, or send and receive pretty much goes unspoken here unless someone has a rather earth-shattering revelation befall them. I've been there too.
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    Yep, I blew my money on some exotic ammo and am back to what most LEO's carry.

    Here is a website that talks about the exotics: Exotic Ammo FAQ

    I have it bookmarked since this topic comes up all the time. Shoot straight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Z Squad View Post
    Yep, I blew my money on some exotic ammo and am back to what most LEO's carry.

    Here is a website that talks about the exotics: Exotic Ammo FAQ

    I have it bookmarked since this topic comes up all the time. Shoot straight!
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    An attacker will likely have his arms outstretched towards you. Your bullets will likely have to penetrate his hands/arms/clothing before even getting to the vitals in the torso.

    Shot placement, penetration. Ultralight, ultrafast bullets don't penetrate far enough. Period.
    The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
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    Yeah, this discussion is exactly why I switched. Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinistrMalic View Post
    Since shortly after I started carrying, I carried a specialty round that was extremely light and gave a huge energy dump on impact. I won't go into more specifics than that, but it was an epoxy round that was pre-fragmented.

    And then I trolled the forums here on DC for the last 10 months or so. The more I read, the less comfortable I became with a whiz-bang round. If it was so good, why don't more people shoot it? Why isn't it being used by LEO agencies? Why is it on the fringe?

    Tried and true, that is where I want to be, but at the same time I know that changing technology and advances in ballistics and material science will continue to make improved rounds.

    Well, we went to the local range yesterday to turn money into smoke and noise. At the end of our shooting I shot up my whamadyne rounds and replaced them with Hornady Critical Defense 115 gr. 9mm.

    Replacing the rounds in my .40 will have to wait a paycheck or two, but I have some Federal LE 155 gr. JHP that will do duty in the interim.

    Thanks, ladies and gentlemen, for being a constant source of quality info and a continual stream of thought-provocation. You keep me sharp.

    My Best to you and yours.
    I've been using Gold Dot 124 gr hp's and some wallmart Winchester and some remington fmj to break in my Kel Tech PF9, getting fairly good results. There have been some FTF's and probably a few were caused by my limp wristing the gun. Anyway, I was wondering if 115 gr Hornady Critical Defense rounds function well in a PF9? I know my G26 will eat just about anything but I'm not sure of the PF9. Anyone have any experience with the round in the PF9?
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