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carry ammo poll

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ccsniper, Feb 2, 2012.


What brand of ammo do you carry?

Poll closed Mar 3, 2012.
  1. Winchester

    74 vote(s)
  2. Remington

    28 vote(s)
  3. Speer

    65 vote(s)
  4. Federal

    68 vote(s)
  5. Hornady

    76 vote(s)
  6. Magtech

    3 vote(s)
  7. Corbon

    22 vote(s)
  8. other (specify)

    54 vote(s)
  1. ccsniper

    ccsniper member

    what do you carry? I'm not looking for weight bullet type and so on, just what brand?

    EDIT TO ADD: If I did not put your favorite ammo in the poll I am sorry, these were the ones I pulled out of memory. also, I carry Hornady

    ALSO EDIT TO ADD: The two I was expecting to win, are in fact winning
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2012
  2. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Active Member

    Generally, I carry a simple JHP or SJHP load. Those in my Kel-Tec PF9 and Bersa Thunder .380 are made by Remington's UMC company. In my two four-inch revolvers (Taurus M66 and Ruger Police Service Six) are .38 Special loads by Remington, both SJHP in +P. In my Kel-Tec P32 are WWB JFN rounds. WWB rounds in that shape also fill my .38 snub revolvers.
    All off these rounds are chosen largely due to price point and ready availability.
  3. memphisjim

    memphisjim New Member

    winchester ranger 127gr +p+
  4. Pyro

    Pyro New Member

  5. dastardly-D

    dastardly-D New Member


    Remington in my 9mm
    Remington in my 45.......
  6. Probie9

    Probie9 New Member

    I carry the 124 gr. Hydra-shok in my SR9c.
  7. quartermaster

    quartermaster New Member

    I carry reloads. Starline brass and Hornady personal defense heads
  8. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine New Member

    No particular brand. I carry whatever factory load looks good, but I buy very little factory ammo.
    If I think my reloads will do the job better I carry them.
    (No, I don't buy into the notion that somehow a "good shoot" becomes a "bad shoot" if a reload is used.)
  9. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Active Member

    Too bad you can only pick one, I use 2 loads because I carry 2 different guns.

    Speer 135gr Short Barrel .38 Special +P
    Remington FBI Load
  10. Stophel

    Stophel New Member

    Buffalo Bore or Remington
  11. iblong

    iblong New Member

    I have several of the ones you list but just as often use my hand loads,as I have good loads developed for specific fire arms and trust them as well as any
    store bought ammo.
  12. OregonJohnny

    OregonJohnny New Member

    I voted "other", because:

    In .22 WMR, I carry CCI Maxi-Mag +V
    In .380, I carry Remington UMC
    In 9mm, for compacts, I carry Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel
    In 9mm, for full-size, I carry Remington Golden Saber
    In .38 Special +P, I carry Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel
    In .357, I carry Buffalo Bore
    In .40, I carry Hornady T.A.P.
    In .45, I carry Hornady T.A.P.

    So that is 8 different loads in 7 different calibers from 5 different ammo manufacturers for various carry and home defense guns.

    You should add a "2 or more of the above" option to the poll...
  13. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave New Member

    I use Speer, Hornady, Federal, Winchester, Fiocchi, PPU, and Silver Bear in various calibers in various guns ... and that list may not be all inclusive. Everything seems to run Gold Dots happily, though, at least in anything that I can find a reasonably priced GDHP in.

    And I generally have my carry gun loaded with ammo "X", and a reload of ammo "Y", just because I've considered that problems could be related to a batch/lot or the age of the ammo ... both "X" & "Y" would be high-quality loads suitable for defensive use, sometimes just a newer batch in the gun and an older batch of the same ammo in the reload, or vice-versa

    Limiting yourself to only one load for carry/defense/whatever is sort of silly, anything you can pick up reliably in a non-chump-box* should be tested out and evaluated, keeping in mind that the difference between various quality expanding bullet designs is fairly minor compared to the necessity for reliability of the ammo/gun/magazine matchup. If you know your gun feeds and ejects Speer Gold Dots and Federal EFMJ - for example - stock both whenever you encounter them at a decent price. The same applies to any quality defensive load, really.

    **"chump-box": (n) A box of ammunition of 25 or less rounds at a markup only someone who doesn't know better (or someone who doesn't test their ammo) would pay
    **"non-chump-box: (n) the same ammunition packaged in more reasonable sizes at more reasonable prices. Sometimes marked with "LE sales" nonsense, a slightly different part#, or similar.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012
  14. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Active Member

    It depends on what I'm carrying, and where.

    Ruger SP101
    38 Special Hornady 110 gr Critical Defense in a city
    .357 magnum Hornady 125 gr Critical Defense in a Rural town
    .357 Speer 158 gr Gold Dot in the woods near home

    .45 acp Hornady TAP 200 gr +p ammo in the woods near home

    S&W 460V magnum
    325 grain Hard Cast Lead HSM in 460 in griz country
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2012
  15. Inebriated

    Inebriated Active Member

    .45 ACP Federal 230gr HST +P
    Or, out in the woods, just whatever FMJ I have.
  16. 357 Terms

    357 Terms Member


    Barnes XPB's in my 357's (125grn and 140 grn)

    Gold Dots in my .40 (reloads 155grn)

    230grn Remington hp's (reloads not Golden Sabre) in my 45.
  17. hiram2005

    hiram2005 New Member

    Other, as in I carry Rem, Federal, Winchester or hornady.
  18. MCgunner

    MCgunner Active Member

    Handloads. Spare me the speeches....:cuss:

    .22 mag I carry, at the present, CCI Maximag 40 grain JHP. I'd carry Hornady PD, but my gun misfires occasionally with the stuff. That is not a good thing. I'm waiting to test Speer GD if it ever comes available.
  19. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Active Member

    Another handload carrier here.
  20. scaatylobo

    scaatylobo Active Member

    Winchester Ranger SXT's

    I still carry the ammo issued to my agency,even though I am retired.

    I dont ever have to explain why I chose that particular ammo since my agency did so and any D.A etc can ask them why.

    I see it as a liability proof ammo choice.

    In a nanny state that is a major concern.

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