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What kind of defensive ammo do you use?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by boo17, Aug 22, 2005.

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Which round not considering bullet weight

  1. Winchester Ranger

    35 vote(s)
    15.5%
  2. Remington Golden Saber

    34 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. Federal Hydra Shok

    42 vote(s)
    18.6%
  4. Speer Gold Dot

    57 vote(s)
    25.2%
  5. Cor-Bon

    19 vote(s)
    8.4%
  6. Other

    39 vote(s)
    17.3%
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  1. 147 Grain

    147 Grain Member

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    Yup:

    Heavy for caliber bullets usually outperform the light-weights and the top 3 performing self defense rounds are:

    * Double Tap
    * Ranger T
    * Golden Saber
     
  2. tracer

    tracer Member

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    Any 10 MM that is handy.
     
  3. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    It depends... in .45 its Federal Hydra Shock, in .357 it's a handlaod or Hydra Shock... in 9mm it's 115gr Winchester SilverTip or PMC Starfire.
     
  4. Guns_and_Labs

    Guns_and_Labs Member

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    Golden Saber in 9mm and .45 acp, Gold Dot in 10mm.
     
  5. Rob96

    Rob96 Member

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    Depends on caliber. In 9mm I like the Black Hills 124gr+p Gold Dot loading, and in 45acp I am currently using 230gr Hydrashoks. I do however, want to try the Hornady TAP loads in both calibers, as I have heard good things about this load.
     
  6. ewb45acp

    ewb45acp Member

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    Other...

    Hornady XTPs
     
  7. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Member

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    My Kimber .45 ACP likes WWB 230gr JHP's.
     
  8. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

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    Cor-Bon 115gr JHP +P (9mm) for me (S&W 3913LS). My wife prefers Federal 124gr Hydra-Shok JHP's (Glock 26).
     
  9. cratz2

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    I'd like to carry Ranger Ts but I've never shot enough of them to have complete confidence to actually carry them.

    I like 124 Gr +P Gold Dots in 9mm and and standard pressure 230 Gr Golden Sabers in 45.
     
  10. Clean97GTI

    Clean97GTI Member

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    My FN Forty-Nine in .40 S&W carries 180g Gold Dots
    I am contemplating a switch to a lighter bullet though.

    CZ75B in 9mm gets 124 grain Gold Dots

    Makarov (.380auto) gets Winchester 95g Supreme SXT.
     
  11. kevin387

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    hydra-shock
     
  12. Black Snowman

    Black Snowman Member

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    Handloads with Hornady XTP's on the heavy side (230 in .45 ACP, 180 in 10mm and .40).
     
  13. astraman

    astraman Member

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    black talon .45
     
  14. Greymoor

    Greymoor Member

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    Personally I like the Speer Gold Dots. In the various calibers that I carry each have done a fine job in my "not so scientific" testing. They go bang when you want and the bullets expand nicely.
     
  15. T.Stahl

    T.Stahl Member

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    Federal EFMJs in 9x19. They are a leftover from the time when JHPs were still banned here in Germany. Currently I do not plan to replace them with hollow points of any kind.
     
  16. Medusa

    Medusa Member

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    Voted "Other" as the main carry/defence gun is FiveseveN and it wields 5.7x28 (with SS190 or SS192, of course)
     
  17. outofbattery

    outofbattery Member

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    90gr Hydrashok in the .380. 124gr Gold Dots in the 9mm's and 165gr in the .40.CorBon 115gr in the .357SIG.Winchester +P 158 LSWC-HP in the .38's.Not much of a real rhyme or reason other than they function well in the guns and should funtion fairly well in any BG's that might need to sample them.
     
  18. 147 Grain

    147 Grain Member

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    For self defense in most calibers, I prefer:

    * Double Tap Gold Dots
    * Ranger T
    * Golden Sabers
     
  19. Jeff Timm

    Jeff Timm Member

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    .45 ACP Speer 200 gr Ashtrays,

    .38 Special Remington 125gr Nyclads (almost out)

    9 mm x 19 124 gr Winchester White Box HPs to be replaced with WW Silvertips ASAP.

    .357 145 gr Winchester Silvertips

    Geoff
    Who is experimenting with various loads. :cool:
     
  20. DMK

    DMK Member

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    I carry:

    165gr Golden Sabers in my CZ40B

    230gr Golden Sabers in my 1911s (sometimes a govt model, sometimes a CCO)

    124gr Pro-loads (uses Gold Dot bullets) in my CZ-75B, but I hardly ever use it as a CCW.

    I also use 135gr Gold Dots in my S&W 642 "pocket gun"
     
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