This is a discussion on what SD round are you carrying in your snubbie? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; WWB 125gr +P JHP in my Taurus 85 when I carry it....
WWB 125gr +P JHP in my Taurus 85 when I carry it.
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Looked like two 357 Mag loaded 125g Gold Dots and three 357 Mag loaded with Hornady 158g HP/XTP. I usually keep matching bullets loaded and don't know why I don't have matching bullets now. Plus several dust bunnies. Guess I better shot something pretty quick (look out armadillos) and do a little cleaning.
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Currently I'm carrying .357 Winchester 110 grain SJHP in my S&W 649. They targeted well at the range and have a nice little pop to them. I have the Speer short barrel 135 grain .357 in the speed loaders. Remington's Golden Sabre .357 mag 125 grain is a comfortable round, (for me), to shoot but it is slightly reduced power. Your Ruger can certainly take the full house loads so in that case go with 125 grain Remington Express, Federal, or Double Tap.
Federal Nyclad 38 Special 125 gr.
Although I like the Speer Gold Dots and the idea of a tuned load for the short barrel, ie, the Speer Short Barrel I carry this:
Item 20E utilizes a Jacketed Hollow Point 125 gr. Jacketed hollow nose bullet. This bullet is designed to expand at low speeds and has no problem opening up at considerably less velocity than our advertised 900 fps, from two inch barrels. Penetration in human tissue is roughly 12 inches. Note my test velocities below from real world, "over the counter" revolvers - NOT TEST BARRELS!
1. S&W mod. 60, 2 inch barrel - 921 fps (235 ft. lbs.)
2. S&W mod. 66, 2.5 inch barrel - 938 fps (244 ft. lbs.)
3. Ruger SP101, 3 inch barrel - 1019 fps (288 ft. lbs.)
4. S&W Mt. Gun, 4 inch barrel - 1078 fps (322 ft. lbs.)
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Buffalo Bore 125gr Speer Low Velocity JHC
Speer 135 grain Gold Dot Short Barrel
Two inches more penetration
I also use 125 gr Guardian Gold 357 in the Ruger Speed Six that I carry. That isn't considered a snub in some circles but regardless, I think its a good choice.
+1 on the WWB 125gr +P JHP in a 442.
I've got some Georgia arms Gold Dots but haven't tested them out yet.
Right now Hornady Critical Defense 110 FXT Non +P. Cobra and S&W 36. I also like the Federal Nyclads and Remington 110 SJHP. No +p's. My older 36 was taking a toll with +p rounds and buffalo ammo. I find low pressure in the BB rounds but high recoil and batter rate. I am very happy to use just plain old standard velocity ammo. Hits are what count anyway.
442 = 135 grain Gold Dot +P
357 Snubs = 125 grain Corbon. I all so use 125 grain Hi-Shock Federal Classic (better hang on if you use this round)= Minni canon.
Buffalo Bore 158 Grain LSWCHP - GC +P. 1050 FPS from a 1 7/8 inch Bbl = @ 375 Ft Lbs. This stuff expands great and penetrates deeply. Simply the best Medicine for BG's and Zombies around the house!