? alternating different defensive hollow points in a Glock

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    Cool ? alternating different defensive hollow points in a Glock

    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?

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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?
    ...And who would these "folks" be?
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    When I was putting my new Glocks thru their 'paces' during the first trip to the range, I was putting (alternating) many diffrent loads (weights, JHJ, FMJ) in the mag just to see if would 'hiccup', FTF, anything. They worked perfectly. As for carrying with a 'mixed' load, defensive 'cocktail', or whatever.......... no.
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    There are a few situations I will mix ammo for. My HD shotty has 2 rounds of 00 buckshot, followed up by slugs. when I'm in bear country I will often load up 2 JHP's then the rest FMJ. As far as your typical EDC defense, I use hornady FTX exclusively...
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    Too much thinking....

    Just pick a defensive round from a reputable manufacturer, see if your Glock likes it, if it does, stick with it.

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    I would think it best, with a handgun, to pick a load and become consistent with it.

    I can't see how mixing and matching would cause problems for a gun, as it has no "memory" - i.e., unless you are super human fast, the dynamics from one shot to another are pretty much time invariant.

    I can see, however, how it might cause problems for the shooter.

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    I can't see any purpose being served by it. I've heard of people alternating HP and FMJ, but I don't really see any advantages to that either. Pick a good JHP that works for you and your weapon and stick with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldshellback View Post
    When I was putting my new Glocks thru their 'paces' during the first trip to the range, I was putting (alternating) many diffrent loads (weights, JHJ, FMJ) in the mag just to see if would 'hiccup', FTF, anything. They worked perfectly. As for carrying with a 'mixed' load, defensive 'cocktail', or whatever.......... no.
    I've done this as well. I can't think of any reason to carry that way though.

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    Nope, I stack them up all the same. I use a good ammo.
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    This is a useless effort IMHO...just load and go.
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    I concur with most of the comments. Pick one that's the most accurate and you like to shoot. Glocks will eat nearly everything however.
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    In an actual shooting, having the same rounds will be helpful in establishing a straightforward collection of evidence. Mix up your practice rounds all you want but find a good quality bonded self defense round and stick with it in your carry gun.


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    Why, if you're an average shooter most are going to miss anyways.
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    I can't see the benefit of mixing rounds at all. The first problem is that in a defensive shooting, I really doubt you'll know which round you're shooting. Buy a quality JHP that feeds reliably and practice with it.
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    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.
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