Best Choices for Self Defense Ammo
Then stop worrying about it, or getting overly complex.
This is a discussion on How do you load your mags for defensive carry ? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I gave up both FMJs and HPs after I developed and handloaded miniaturized thermo-nuclear grenades. It's no longer a matter of hitting what I aim ...
I gave up both FMJs and HPs after I developed and handloaded miniaturized thermo-nuclear grenades. It's no longer a matter of hitting what I aim at; just a matter of getting close to what I aim at.
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Just about every point can be argued the other direction.
If more rounds miss then hit in a shootout should over penetration be a concern or should the missed rounds hitting someone?
If you mix rounds in the mag which ones are going to hit and which are going to miss?
I've never understood alternating HPs and FMJ ammo. Only because if HPs fail to expand, isn't like a FMJ round?
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It will be JHP all the way .
"There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you." William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)
Best Choices for Self Defense Ammunition
Magazine <> clip - know the difference
martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
I load mine from the top. It's easier that way. :)
All quality factory SD JHP ammo. Golden Sabers in most of mine, but looking at the Federal HST line as a possible brand to use.
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You are only paranoid until you are right - then you are a visionary.
Having just finished helping a first time shooter:
Bullets facing forward
My 9mm defensive load is Ranger-T 127 +P
The .45 is loaded with Federal HST 230.
I see no need to alternate fmj and jhp - particularly in 9mm where over penetration is well documented.
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Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.
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All JHP's. Firing FMJ's is not smart. Exactly because the DO penetrate. Seeing as you won't be firing a single shot if you do have to fire, it makes it kind of pointless.
Put it this way, how many cops do you know who stagger their rounds?