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Carry ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by possum, Jul 26, 2006.

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What Self defense ammo ya'll carry?

  1. Hornaday XTP'S

    11.2%
  2. Remington Golden sabers

    15.1%
  3. Federal Hydra-shocks

    22.4%
  4. Winchester SXT

    16.4%
  5. Elderado Starfires

    2.6%
  6. Cor-Bon

    6.6%
  7. Glazer Safety slugs

    1.3%
  8. Speer GoldDots

    43.4%
  9. other

    21.1%
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  1. possum

    possum Member

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    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!
     
  2. Prairie Ghost

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    Springfield GI 5" .45 ACP loaded with Speer 230-gr Gold Dots ... mucho smackdown :neener:
     
  3. jjohnson

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    Winchester SXT - in .45ACP

    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.
     
  4. Hypnogator

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    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.
     
  5. usp9

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    Gold Dots,

    But most of the others are OK too.
     
  6. zzzarkt

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    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
     
  7. cookekdjr

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    147gr Federal Hyrda-shocks in my G19. 100gr GA Arms jhp's in my S&W 431pd (.32 H&R mag).
    -David
     
  8. carterbeauford

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    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.
     
  9. denfoote

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    Winchester Silver tips 185gr in my Glock 36.

    Winchester USA 180gr HP in my Glock 23.
     
  10. possum

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    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!
     
  11. MadMercS55

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    My 9mm's get 124+p+ Hydrashok, .45's get 230grn Hydrashok.
     
  12. Warren

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    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.
     
  13. Devonai

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    Speer Gold Dot all around. 115 grain 9x19mm, 155 grain .40, 230 grain .45.
     
  14. nitesite

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    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.
     
  15. panzermk2

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    Double Tap 10mm 200gr XTP and FN SS195 SS196 5.7x28
     
  16. mattw

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    I don't CCW yet but I do truck carry. I use FMJ.
     
  17. MikeJ

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    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.
     
  18. Stickjockey

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    230-grain .45 ACP Gold Dots
     
  19. GroovedG19

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    Winchester Rangers in all calibers(9x19, .357sig, .40S&W, .45acp)
     
  20. Ditchtiger

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    Hydra-Shok in everthing. Kimber 1911, Kel-Tec P11. plus several home guns
     
  21. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    Currently Cor-Bon +P 185's in the P220 and SWMBO's Springer Micro.

    P229 gets Gold Dot 357sig.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  22. JR719

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    Gold dot 180 gr. in a Glock. They work great on Pit Bulls.
     
  23. Redneck with a 40

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    I carry 155 grain winchester silvertips in my Taurus MIL-PRO 40....1200 fps with 500 ft/lbs muzzle energy....whooahhhh.:D
     
  24. Chupacabra

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    In my USP40c - Double Tap 165grain Gold Dots.

    In my 1911 - Remington 230grain Golden Sabers.
     
  25. aaronrkelly

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    Hornady TAP 230grn
     
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