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what SD round are you carrying in your snubbie?

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    I'm carrying Federal 110gr Hydra-shock because the first two fingers of my gun hand have extreme trigger finger and I don't need a lot of recoil.

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    38 corbon DPX in cyllinder and hydrashok in speedstrip and ammo pouch.

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    I picked up some Federal 110gr Personal Protection Hydra-shock yesterday when I got my S&W 638. The guy said they were +p, but I can't find the +p anywhere on the case or the box.

    Even if they're not +p the numbers looked pretty good.
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    Federal 125 gr. Nyclad in .38 spec.
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    Winchester or Remington +P 158 grain lead SWC- hollow points
    +1, I also have some .38spcl Remington Golden Saber 125gr for when I can't find the old school load.

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    Federal .38+p Personal Defense 125 JHP. Is what I carry now.

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    All you need is the FBI load winchester 158GR.SWCHP +p to do the job.No need for the 357mag.recoil.I carry them in my model S&W 638.I feel very safe with them.Read up on them!!!

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    Both of my snubnoses are .38 Special (both rated for +P): Colt SF-VI and Smith & Wesson Model 15-4. I carry Remington 158-grain lead SWC-HPs in both of them.
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    After rereading this thread I like LouisianaMan's 200 grain load.

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    Federal Hydra-shok "low recoil" in 110 Grain..in .38...in .357, is 125 grain GDHP SB.
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    I've switched to UMC L38S2. It's been my practice snubby round. They give me more confidence than the 135 GDSB do because they're just as controllable but hit a little harder. On the down side, they also have more muzzle flash, but I don't think it's enough to interfere with "night" vision.

    I've begun to rethink some of the assumptions that I've had about handgun ammo. Most importantly, I think penetration trumps so-called hydrostatic wound channel for rapid incapacitation. That's why I made the switch to what I already had on hand. When I get around to it, I'm going to secure some of the FBI loads for my carry snubbs and call it good.
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    Speer Gold Dot 9mm 115 grain HP's
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    For the wife's 642 I have it loaded with the Corbon DPX, my second choice would be the Speer Gold Dot short barrel load.

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    Ruger SP 101 3" barrel, Speer Gold Dot 158Gr .357, or Winchester Silver Tip 145gr 357.

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    Rem. golden sabers .357 mag in my sp101 3" barrel. When I hike I load it with 180gr flat nose buffalo bore rounds and a round or 2 of .357 snake shot or I just take the Ruger .44 mag.
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