AK Defensive Ammo

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    AK Defensive Ammo

    What type of defensive ammo do you keep in your AK? Wolf sells a FMJ and a JHP is the JHP a good round? It is the same price as as the FMJ so I have my doubts if it is any good.

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    I'll go along with the SP or PSP ammo as opposed to the HP's also. I've got a bunch, but I think PMC makes some good ammo with reload-able brass cases.

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    Use DPX when you care enough to send the very best.

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    Ammo

    I have the Remington Core Locked JSP in my AKs. I also have a bunch of PMC JSP but it's out of production and I hoard what I have left. For serious self defense I would feel better spending more and sticking to factory loaded, brass cased, Boxer primed ammo with good old American quality control. Yes I have tons of Wolf and it's what I shoot the most of and I keep tons of it around for the next Katrina, but the 1st ammo in the gun shoud I need to grab it is brass cased JSP. I agree that the hollow point in the Wolf or Golden (Silver?) Bear JHP looks too small to be very effective, at least not much more effective than FMJ.
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    I figured that it was worth about what you pay for it. I will look harder for some higher quality ammo.

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    If you don't want the Russian stuff, go with DPX
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    yes go with the dpx wolf is good for just target shooting i wouldnt trust it for my life and i found that wolfs hollow points jam and their white box ammo suck get the black box

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    Thanks for all your responses. Now to find a reasonable source for the DPX.

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    I am pretty confident that just a standard FMJ round from an AK is pretty effective. How much more effective do you really need? I wish I had a quarter of a penny for every person killed with a FMJ 7.62x39. I would be a very rich man. Might be stretching it on this but, I would venture to say over 90% stops/kills made with 7.62x39 have been made with good ole FMJ. Are you trying to drop a bull?

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    I would be willing to bet that anyone who has been shot by 7.62x39 and lived to tell about it will tell you that any of it is pretty effective.
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    Your right in a rifle FMJ is pretty darn effective but it never is a bad thing to send the very best when the need arises. I was only planning to load the first couple of mags with the "good" stuff and the rest with FMJ's due to the cost. I will however increase the number of mags with the good stuff as time gos by.

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    I keep FMJs in my AK. It's not my main defensive gun, and if things are bad enough that I have to go to the AK, I'm going to want serious penetration.

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