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Out of curiosity's sake, just wanting to see what everyone's preferred HD handgun ammo is. Trying to do some research to see if there is possibly somewhat of a consensus, or even a popular opinion. Maybe I can find a different, possibly better, option for my home to protect myself and my wife.

My M&P9 currently has 125 grain Federal Premium hollow point Personal Defense rounds loaded in it.
 

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My Para Big Hawg 1911...14+1 cap. .45acp

But, I always reach for the long gun and keep it pretty close.
 

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What's your choice for home defense handgun ammo?

Whatever is handy.

If the miscreant ends up just wounded while you're waiting for the professionals to arrive, offer him a good stiff drink or a tolerable glass of wine, or a nice beer. Don't get overly sophisticated though.
 

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00 buck for the 12 gauge, Hornady Critical Defense 115 gr for the 9mm
See, I'm looking into the Hornady Critical Defense rounds. I have a box of 25 of their Critical DUTY rounds, but not the Defense. The CCW class instructor whose class I completed, swears by them, and I trust his opinion implicitly. I seriously doubt that my Federal hollow points will fail, but this is the second recommendation I've heard for this ammo in one day.
 

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For my M&P9c I use either Federal 124gr HST standard pressure, or American Gunner 124+p XTP, whichever is available when I go to purchase ammo.
 

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Federal LE13200 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 00 Buckshot for the Remington 870
Federal HST 147gr 9mm for most everything else (wife must be able to shoot any HD handgun which means it's 9mm for that purpose)
 

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I just ordered a box of the Hornady Defense rounds. Expensive at nearly a dollar per round but I see it gets good reviews.
 

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Suffice it to say that whatever scumbag(s) decided to invade my home, I'm unleashing HELL and making dogfood out of the lot.

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1st option is Mossberg 500 Thunder Ranch with 3" #6
2nd option is 180gr Hornady XTP in my G27
3rd option is some good ole target .223 in the AR


Anybody using special .223 rds or just regular FMJ?

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Anything, Winchester 115g, 9mm,.38,FMJ, I don't worry about it.
 
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