Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mr.Revolverguy, Dec 12, 2021.
I agree, I still carry what our official loads were, in 9mm it's the 147g HP, in.38Spl .it's the 158g+P HP. There may be better loads out there, but it's what I trained with and what I'm familiar with.
I hope to never have to explain this to a jury, but as mentioned, one less variable.
OP: thanks for sharing your test results!
But I'll ask the same question about 38spl jhp. I may find a box of fmj now and then in my area but have not seen any hp at all.
I'm lucky enough to have scored some 110+P before before this latest shortage started. These rounds shoot well and point-of-aim for me. They are close enough the the 110+P+ Treasure load used in the 1970-1980's for me. I've seen those slugs from three different victims to known that they are pretty effective.
In priority order:
buy something accurate in your firearms,
buy a reasonable defense load,
It didn't get made, and the 9mm did.
I don't buy online. Just refuse to do it. It's always way over priced. Ammo is over priced at my local stores also but at least if I buy local it helps keep local store open. I could not care less about gbroker.
The best decision I made was to buy a backup carry gun in 9mm. In my area today 9mm is more available than 38. But, I still prefer the 38 much more. Just me.
I respect your opinion - but IDK how you can say that "online is way overpriced". I was buying brass case 9mm online for $189 per thousand a couple years ago. I have recently bought .38 online for $5 a box cheaper than it is in any store around me. Got some .17WSM off gunbroker for less than you could EVER find it in a store. You just have to know how to search and look, and be patient. I agree about supporting your local gun stores, and I do when it comes to buying guns and some accessories, but many of the sellers on gunbroker ARE local gun stores somewhere. Spread the wealth...
That's part of what is also nice with the HST, you get +P velocity without the +P recoil... my guess is the deeply seated bullets have more distance to accelerate... it's like having a longer barrel than normal. Makes sense to make use of all that wasted cash volume, which is only there since 38 Spl was originally designed for black powder.
Yes, very quickly.
I did this when .22 LR was "unobtainium". Set an alert on ammoseek that made a certain sound on my phone notifications. Had an account set up with a certain store chain, and was able to buy a lot of .22 at a good price for the time (5¢/rd). You gotta be quick but it does work...
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