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possum
July 26, 2006, 09:01 PM
What do you guys carry on a daily basis , handgun wise and what ammo do you have loaded in em'. Just curious what you guys like! I am sure that i missed a couple of the popular brands. sorry!

I carry a kahr k40 with Hornaday xtp's 165gr

Home defense is left up to my glock 19 with black talons!

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Prairie Ghost
July 26, 2006, 09:15 PM
Springfield GI 5" .45 ACP loaded with Speer 230-gr Gold Dots ... mucho smackdown :neener:

jjohnson
July 26, 2006, 09:23 PM
Winchester SXT in my .45 M1911A1; Winchester Silvertips in my little Taurus .44 Special.

I handload a LOT but leave Home Security ammo up to the manufacturers for two reasons: reliability (I have blinked once and loaded a squib on my press) and perchance I have to use it, I don't want to explain to a jury what a bad person I am for actually making my own lethal ammo. I'm not an ultimate believer in Winchester - I'd take one of the other "top line" makers, but that's what they had in stock last time I rotated my old "fighting ammo" out to the range. I hedge my bets a little - I know that sometimes expanding slugs don't expand, so I still go with big, heavy slugs.... maybe not totally scientific, but I sleep at night.

I'm still waiting for a particle beam weapon, though.

Hypnogator
July 26, 2006, 09:39 PM
Taurus PT-145 Millennium Pro stuffed with 230-gr Hydra-Shoks.

BUG/"Always" gun is a Kel-Tec P-32 loaded with Cor-Bon 60-gr JHPs.

usp9
July 26, 2006, 09:40 PM
But most of the others are OK too.

zzzarkt
July 26, 2006, 09:56 PM
Federal HST 230gr. .45acp +P.

From what I have read and seen, gets about 980 fps out of an 5" barrel and average expansion is a hair under 1".

Results can be seen here: http://stevespages.com/page8f45acp.html

About half way down the page.

It's good enough for me. :D

cookekdjr
July 26, 2006, 09:59 PM
147gr Federal Hyrda-shocks in my G19. 100gr GA Arms jhp's in my S&W 431pd (.32 H&R mag).
-David

carterbeauford
July 26, 2006, 10:06 PM
Taurus PT-145 Millennium Pro stuffed with 230-gr Hydra-Shoks.

I found 230 a bit heavy for my PT145, switched to 185 to take better advantage of the 3.3" barrel.

I keep mine loaded with Wolf Gold 185 grain SJHP. Opinions on steel cased Wolf are numerous, but this stuff is brass cased and has proven 100% reliable in this gun (500 rounds) works for me, I trust it.

Oh, and in the Kel-Tec P11, Remington UMC 115 grain JHPs.

denfoote
July 26, 2006, 10:12 PM
Winchester Silver tips 185gr in my Glock 36.

Winchester USA 180gr HP in my Glock 23.

possum
July 26, 2006, 10:51 PM
I keep mine loaded with Wolf Gold 185 grain SJHP

Wow! this is not an answer i ever thought i would see. I didn't know that wolf had jhp loads. But that is really cool that there are people out there that would trust there lives to them. I am a big wolf fan especially for 7.62x39 and .223, i want to checkout some of those 75gr multi-purpose loads from wolf. I think they would make perfect loads for about any situation i might run in to!

MadMercS55
July 26, 2006, 10:53 PM
My 9mm's get 124+p+ Hydrashok, .45's get 230grn Hydrashok.

Warren
July 26, 2006, 11:33 PM
Rem UMC 230 JHPs in a SIG P220. Tried the Hornady TAP but I did not find it to be that accurate.

I put over 200 rounds of the UMC through my gun the other day and while I was not shooting well the ammo did fine. It made a nice group up and to the left of where I was actually aiming. The TAP stuff shot a pattern rather than a group so I'm not going to spend that much money for bad results. I'll take accuracy over X-tremE expansion any day.

Devonai
July 26, 2006, 11:51 PM
Speer Gold Dot all around. 115 grain 9x19mm, 155 grain .40, 230 grain .45.

nitesite
July 27, 2006, 12:09 AM
Glock 29 with Gold Dot Double-Tap 165s or Georgia Arms 180s.

Sometimes it is my XD-45 with 230-gr Speer Gold Dots.

And other times it is my reliable 1911 or my Model 22 S&W .45 revolver with full moon clips.

I like variety. :)

Still, I always wish I could always have a good rifle nearby like my 20" AR-15. Or my Moss 590 8+1 Ghost Ring sighted shotgun. But that only happens around the homestead.

panzermk2
July 27, 2006, 12:13 AM
Double Tap 10mm 200gr XTP and FN SS195 SS196 5.7x28

mattw
July 27, 2006, 12:23 AM
I don't CCW yet but I do truck carry. I use FMJ.

MikeJ
July 27, 2006, 12:33 AM
Speer Gold Dot 135 grain .38 Special +P in my S&W 442 and S&W 640.

Remington Golden Saber 165 grain .40 S&W in my Beretta 96D Centurion.

Stickjockey
July 27, 2006, 12:34 AM
230-grain .45 ACP Gold Dots

GroovedG19
July 27, 2006, 12:38 AM
Winchester Rangers in all calibers(9x19, .357sig, .40S&W, .45acp)

Ditchtiger
July 27, 2006, 12:43 AM
Hydra-Shok in everthing. Kimber 1911, Kel-Tec P11. plus several home guns

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
July 27, 2006, 01:26 AM
Currently Cor-Bon +P 185's in the P220 and SWMBO's Springer Micro.

P229 gets Gold Dot 357sig.

Regards,
Rabbit.

JR719
July 27, 2006, 01:33 AM
Gold dot 180 gr. in a Glock. They work great on Pit Bulls.

Redneck with a 40
July 27, 2006, 02:13 AM
I carry 155 grain winchester silvertips in my Taurus MIL-PRO 40....1200 fps with 500 ft/lbs muzzle energy....whooahhhh.:D

Chupacabra
July 27, 2006, 02:13 AM
In my USP40c - Double Tap 165grain Gold Dots.

In my 1911 - Remington 230grain Golden Sabers.

aaronrkelly
July 27, 2006, 02:33 AM
Hornady TAP 230grn

TC-TX
July 27, 2006, 03:34 PM
Because - when it absolutely positively needs to go BANG...

because they are worth it!

Marshall
July 27, 2006, 07:58 PM
Hydra Shok's
SilverTip's
Gold Dot's

Depending on gun.

carterbeauford
July 27, 2006, 08:03 PM
Wow! this is not an answer i ever thought i would see. I didn't know that wolf had jhp loads. But that is really cool that there are people out there that would trust there lives to them. I am a big wolf fan especially for 7.62x39 and .223, i want to checkout some of those 75gr multi-purpose loads from wolf. I think they would make perfect loads for about any situation i might run in to!

I get it from Cabelas, it's cheap and has a much lower FTF rate (0, actually) than WWB, at least in my experience. The only other Wolf Gold I've tried is 147 grain 9MM JHPs, which don't feed in my P11. I have 200 of them in a range box, sooner or later I'll get a pistol that will feed them.

jhawk92
August 25, 2006, 01:10 AM
First post here on the forum, so I'm excited I found this site!

For my H/K USP Compact, 165gr Gold Dot, the Kimber 1911 gets 230gr Gold Dot. My wife carries the 115gr GD in her compact Beretta M92, and I use the same in my full-size M92. On the revolver side, I'll use the Rem 125gr JHP for my GP-100.

I agree, use the factory stuff so when the bad guy's momma comes after you in a civil suit, you can say you use the factory stuff. I also have checked into what the local PD uses (Gold Dots) since if the local police carry it, then it's good enough for me.

On the other hand, after reading a very interesting article in the aftermath of Katrina, I now have "go-boxes" loaded up for each of my firearms. That way, I can grab 1-2 and have ammo set aside to go with it. These match the factory ballistics, or pretty close, and I've loaded up with either 165gr GD or Golden Saber for my .40s, the 230 GD/GS for the .45s, 115gr Rem JHP or Win Silvertips in the 9mm, and the Rem 125gr JHP for the .357. These will only be used in times of civil unrest, when there may not be many lawyers around. :)

C-grunt
August 25, 2006, 01:26 AM
Hornady TAP 180 grn. in my Glock23.

Mandirigma
August 25, 2006, 02:27 AM
WAS a big fan of Black Talons. But a paramedic buddy of mine gave me a new perspective on them. The sharp edges slice the rubber gloves the Surgeons use while trying to put the person back together. Making the risk of transmitting what ever the patient has to the Medical Professional.

Nathan Williams
August 25, 2006, 02:40 AM
I dont CCW but as for my H.D load it is actually 230 grain JHP Winchesters. I figure that should be enough to knock a man down. All these guys that talk about using 185 grain bullets for velocity got it all wrong I think in IMHO, in a H.D situation your probably only going to be shooting at a target 10 to 15 feet away. That being the case I want the biggest bullet I can launch at them, heck I would use a 12ga slug in that case but a shotgun just aint manuverable enough in the hallway. A big old heavy .45 will make a sufficient wound channel and thats what youre going for. Plus there is always the over penetration issue with high velocity loads. I had a box of Black Talons that got loaded into my mags at night but they were getting a little old for my taste so they found their way into some milk jugs full of ice awhile back ago :) , a test with the new Wally World JHP Winchesters produced the same results.

Nathan Williams
August 25, 2006, 02:43 AM
WAS a big fan of Black Talons. But a paramedic buddy of mine gave me a new perspective on them. The sharp edges slice the rubber gloves the Surgeons use while trying to put the person back together. Making the risk of transmitting what ever the patient has to the Medical Professional.


I have always regarde this as a myth spread by the media. I have read reports on Black Talons and not one case of this occuring has been reported.

kmrcstintn
August 25, 2006, 05:19 AM
I am in possession of only 1 gun right now; Smith & Wesson 642-2 (5-shot lightweight .38 spl snubby); my chosen SD load is Hornady XTP's (125 grains)

Johnny Guest
August 25, 2006, 09:28 AM
.45 ACP --- Speer Gold Dot 230 gr. HP

9 mm ---- Speer Gold Dot 124 gr. HP

.38 Spl ---- 158 SWC HP. Remington for preference, but I also use some Winchester and Federal Nyclad.

I used to carry Federal HydraShok in .45 and 9mm but changed over when my agency -- local sheriff's office -- began issuing GDHP. The GD was perfectly acceptable to me and it was easiest to conform my personal purchase ammo to the issue stuff. I felt strongly enough about my preference for the 158 HP .38 spl load that I obtained clearence from the rangemaster and Chief Deputy to use private purchase ammo.

In truth, I would feel perfectly comfortable using Remington, Winchester, or Federal JHP ammo in my autoloaders.

Best
Johnny

Brian Williams
August 25, 2006, 10:10 AM
My 357 Carry rounds are normally mixed to gether by this relatively unknown master of Brass and Lead who not only loads them but also casts the bullets. Better known as my own handloads of 165gr LSWCGC over either Lil'gun or 2400.

My 9mm for my 9/642 are either handloaded 125 gr berrys plated or factory 125gr Speer Gold dots.

Nathan Williams
August 25, 2006, 10:10 AM
In truth, I would feel perfectly comfortable using Remington, Winchester, or Federal JHP ammo in my autoloaders.


I avoid Remington ammo like the plauge. No other brand has given me more duds than Remington, they are dirty as hell, and the accuracy seems to be lacking. that last part just might be my gun not liking it though.

bpisler
August 25, 2006, 10:23 AM
Black hills 125gr +P' 38spl'd that use the fine
Speer GD bullet in my 642-2.

Black hills 115gr +P 9mm that also use's the
Speer GD bullet in my Mil-pro.

Win 145gr silvertip 357mag in my 65-3.

enfield
August 25, 2006, 11:37 AM
.40 S&W - Winchester SXTs and Remington Golden Sabers
.38 Special - 158 gr LSWCHP
.380 ACP - Remington Express FMJ

JCB1911
August 25, 2006, 01:13 PM
speer 200 grainers in .45 out of my P220 and 230 gold dots or hornady XTPs from goverment and commanders.

TonyB
August 25, 2006, 03:30 PM
135gr Gold dots (38+p)in my 642

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