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; Originally Posted by nc sp101 SPEER .38 Special+P 135 gr. GOLD DOT Short Barrel Hollow Points Me too in my 642....
125 gr REM .38 Spl+P GOLDEN SABER-BJHP
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I have a few snubs that I use, mostly in the gun safes for HD purposes. My SP101 is a .38spl, and I keep 110gr +P+ JHP in it. In the snubs that I have that I use +P in, I have old school 125gr +P Nyclads in the guns, and 125gr Gold Saber +P for the speedloaders. The Nyclads get beat up if they get carried in the speedloaders and the Gold Saber is rounded and with a hard jacket and small JHP. Perfect for fast loading from a speedloader. If I had a .357 snub, I'd probably use all Gold Saber .357. It's pretty mild for a 125gr .357 so it's easy to shoot, and it's just as easy to load as the .38s from speedloaders, speed strips, tuff strips, or whatever.
Colt Detective Special .38 SPL with 200g LSWC-K @ 720fps; speedloader with 200g LRN (blunt--358430) at same vel, easy reload profile.
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Carried Speer Gold Dot .38SPL+P in my S&W Model 60 as a BUG when I was a cop by department mandate. Have never really seen a reason to use anything else.
Then here comes all this talk of Buffalo Bore, and then my uncle (engineer at Hornady) takes me for a tour of the plant and shows off their Critical Defense. Decisions, decisions...
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Glock 17, Kel-Tec P-11, S&W Model 60, various rifles
In my snub, I alternate between the Gold Dot short barrel and Federal personal defense loads in warm weather. In cooler weather when clothing is heavier (even out here in AZ) I tend to carry the "FBI" load, 158 gr LSWCHP. All in +P flavor.
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Same here as many others...
135gr +p Gold Dot short barrel HP's with a speed strip reload of same.
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In my 2 1/4" SP 101 .357 I carry some form on 158 grain SJHP magnum. Right now its the Remington version.
In my 37-2 Airweight .38 I carry some form of the 158 grain LSWCHP +P. Right now its the Georgia Arms version.
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Seems to be a common theme, but I carry a S&W 640 and have it stoked with Gold Dot Short Barrel 135 gr. in 357 magnum, with two speed strips of the same
Springfield Armory 1911-A1
Smith & Wesson 640
Smith & Wesson 627 Pro Series
Smith & Wesson 629 Classic
12 Gauge Remington Competition Master
Federal Hydro-shocks 129 gr. +P in my SW 642.
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Critical Defense and sometimes Hydro-Shock.
Ruger P345, S&W 637
SKS, Ruger 1022
.357 M640 and M 60 3" - 145 Gr ST
.38 Spl 642 - 135 Gr Speer GD +P and 158 gr LSWCHP +P.