? alternating different defensive hollow points in a Glock

This is a discussion on ? alternating different defensive hollow points in a Glock within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by gasmitty This is about the third or fourth recent post on DC about staggering different loads. Is there some "zombie" thing or ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    This is about the third or fourth recent post on DC about staggering different loads. Is there some "zombie" thing or other popular going on where people get this idea? We usually see about 2 posts a year on this topic, but there's been a rash of them lately.
    True this, Smitty.

    I think I'll just cut-'n-paste from a post a few days back.

    "If it's important enough to alternate loads then it's important enough to use them in the proper sequence. Is a gunfight going to conveniently go down to accommodate this sequence? If two different loads are better than a single choice then are three different loads even better, or four different loads, or just make sure each separate cartridge loaded in the magazine is different and unique?

    If it doesn't matter which one's coming up next then it's not important enough to alternate loads. One can chose the "best" load and stand by his decision.

    It looks like a lame attempt to "hedge one's bets" on choice of loads and smacks of indecisiveness."
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    Silly me, I thought we had put this to bed with the thread on expanding/non-expanding ammo last week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ltkdds View Post
    Since everyone claims a "magic bullet", which doesn't yet exist...some folks like to alternate HP rounds from different manufacturers and different grains...Is this advisable and will it disrupt feed in a Glock?
    Reload backwards with a semi or flat tip (allow the expantion chamber on the outside on soft targets... not sure on bone because we only do it on balistic gel). Killer round in Mags like a 357 or 44.

    Disclaimer: Though I have done this many times and still have all of my god given appendages and enjoy the effects of the rounds on target, I never should be misconscrued as advocating that you do the same! But, if you reload, go 'sick puppy' once a awhile. Might find something you will rely on.

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    the difference in muzzle flash, recoil, and handling characteristics between the different rounds could be dangerous in a defensive situation. You should keep only one type of round in your mag not because your gun will feed them better, but because you will shoot more consistently
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    What alternate,really,NO!!!.I have carried 165 RangerT's for years,and found them to work best for my sit.and gun.The only thing I have ever seen anyone else do is carry one b-up mag with FMJ's.

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    Assuming one round is actually better, I'd think you'd be off sequence at least 50% of the time.

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    They need to make a dual barrel pistol with 2 different calibers that alternate the calibers on each trigger pull!!!
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    Since its a glock,probably won't cause a problem,but it could. Some guns are finicky about what they eat. You won't know if you have one until you try it.

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    Glocks love crappy ammo more than good ammo.

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    I filled up my car yesterday one third regular one third mid grade one third high test ran like crap all day today....just sayin
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    If your enemies consist of vampires and werewolves, yes, alternating silver bullets and hollow capsules filled with Holy-water and ultraviolet light emitting gel are an excellent idea. Any other reason; no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    If your enemies consist of vampires and werewolves, yes, alternating silver bullets and hollow capsules filled with Holy-water and ultraviolet light emitting gel are an excellent idea. Any other reason; no.
    I heard even the bonded jhp's only get about 5" penetration in vampires so if you're out of Hornady Vampire Max ammo you're probably better off with fmj's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeejib View Post
    Glocks love crappy ammo more than good ammo.
    Sounds like a design flaw, lol.

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    I know this is an older thread but I just found it and wanted to comment. Back in the mid-late 80's (even into the 90's) this was a very common practice among those I worked with. The theories were based on the overall poor penetration of the hollowpoints at the time, especially with hard barriers and car glass. To combat this many officers carried a mix of FMJ and HP ammunition - or just kept different mags loaded with different rounds. I often carried a mix - primarily due to budget constraints or just being unable to find the same HP's two times in a row when topping off the mags. (My revolvers were another story - last round or two were .357 mags with all others being .38spl+p. The theory here was the loud noise and flash would let me know when I was about to go "click"). I believe that bonded ammunition has purty much done away with any reason to mix ammo in semi-autos today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    If your enemies consist of vampires and werewolves, yes, alternating silver bullets and hollow capsules filled with Holy-water and ultraviolet light emitting gel are an excellent idea. Any other reason; no.
    As I was reading this thread this exact thing came to mind lol. So many of us need serious help here lol.
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