Defense loads for S&W 5946


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TexasJoe
October 26, 2008, 03:31 PM
Can any of you folks give me some ideas on an effective defense load for this pistol? Any help is appreciated.:confused:

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rbernie
October 26, 2008, 05:00 PM
Just about any 9mm self defense load will be fine; the pistol itself will not likely display any real preferences.

I prefer the 147gr HP bullets; some folks like 'em lighter and faster. Right now, I'm using the Winchester Personal Protection 147gr HPs in my carry pistols without issues.

TexasJoe
October 26, 2008, 05:39 PM
Thanks, Bernie. I have some Golden Saber 115g, but haven't fired anything but ball out of it yet. I am concerned about overpenetration, though...is a heavier or lighter bullet better to prevent this?

I am not a total newbie with firearms, though I am a bit rusty on some things. On ammunition variations...well, there are a lot of opinions out there. And not all the "testing" done can be considered reliable. I am somewhat limited money-wise, and don't have the cash to try out a dozen different types of self-defense ammo.

rbernie
October 26, 2008, 05:44 PM
There are terminal ballistic tests out there on several web sites, including Brassfetcher and The Box O' Truth. I suggest that you do a quick scan and see what this data does to help your thinkin'.

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