Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by WisBorn, Sep 17, 2022.
two legged threats unless a bear shows up at Publix, HST in either 9mm or 40.
OP mentioned "caliber war" - there is no "caliber war" for me, I'll carry 9mm or 40 - but not smaller (380/32/25).
It’s full metal jacket.
I gave that a like even though it is opposite my practice, I liked the rhyme.
I want to try.
Those bullets in my Glock, what could they be
Whether 9 or 40 they are HST
I loaded them into the magazine carefully by hand
Cause whether 9 or 40 they penetrate at least 12'' and expand
But with my tests I lost confidence
I switched to HST or Hydra-Shock
After the election they were out of stock
I only used practice ammo at the range
But now its always FMJ, isn't that strange?
Mostly I just shoot the lead that I cast
And those high ammo prices can kiss my ...
My primary carry is a j frame 38, LCPII, or at times a Taurus 605 357mag.
I carry either 158 or 125 jhp in the 38 and 85-100 jhp in my 380. I found the past three years that specific types of ammo could be hard to find and I like to practice with what I carry.
I have been shooting the Percision One in my 38s and 380. Reasonable price and functions well in my handguns. The Norma has also been accurate.
When I carry my 357mags 605 & 686 in urban areas its 158 sjfp. In the rural areas were 4 legged threats are it's 180gr hardcast.
In my 41mag 230 grain hardcast. My 44mag will also be some type of solid. I'm still getting used to it.
I have been shooting my XDM 45acp compact and am planning on carrying it this winter while I snowbird.
I will have both 185 Hp's and 255 hardcast.
The hollow points for urban areas and the nightstand and the hardcast for hiking.
I will have a j frame with me in my pocket as my primary.
How do your Hellcat and Ruger 9mm like the cast bullets?
Do you coat them?
Truthfully, i just got my 9mm mold this summer, and haven't used them yet.
All my .45colt, acp, and 357 are tumble lube Lee Alox
I have recently been testing the faster, lighter, non expanding rounds and Sig’s “optimized” ccw rounds for use with my P365 which has been my primary carry in warm weather. Further testing is needed but the 365 seems to like the lighter loads vs the 124g that I shoot well in full size guns
All get 124gr GDSP. One that is secondary has some 147s because I bought them by accident. They'll get shot sometime here for fun, replaced.
In .45 ACP, generally 230 grain Remington Golden Saber (mostly because I've got cases of this stuff).
In .38 SPL, 125 grain +P JHPs, .357 Magnum 158 grain JHPs, differing brands of the premium offerings.
The caveat to that would be if I'm carrying something I'm going to shoot... a .41 revolver or .45 auto if I'm at the range and shooting them.
If I need to be more discreet it is a Kahr CM9 loaded with Federal HST Micro 150 grain JHP. I prefer heavy for caliber bullets in short barreled 9mm's. They seem to do a better job of expanding. Lucky Gunner has some interesting test results if anyone cares to go there & view them.
It has been a while since I hunted but depending on where I was I carried either my usual .40 or a 4" barreled .357 in the woods.
earlier my dear uncle sam started giving me all the fmj ball ammo i wanted in exchange for just my signature. uncle sam had used it for a long time to do god’s work, so who was i to raise a question.
Ahh, the simple life
I carry 147gr Winchester Ranger "T" series - RA9T in all my other handguns - car gun, nightstand gun etc... but I carry 90gr XTP loaded by Precision One in my Remington RM9
And, that can be reflected in the "how" of carry, too.
This is a complicated question.
If one that, I think, is less subtle than suburb versus downtown, which may tread too closely on the "good neighborhood" notion.
I will opt for my .38 K-Frame snub-guns, when I feel like carrying speed loaders, and/or when I want to use one particular holster, which is suited to specific clothing combinations, or, another specific holster, for similar reason, with other clothing, or, when I simply feel like it. (An SP101 does not have much “work space” available, for speed loader reloading.)
Then, sometimes, there is a special niche, for something like .32 ACP, in a Seecamp LWS-32.
If I anticipate my weapon being at risk of being dunked in water, well, 9mm Glock. Another reason for a 9mm Glock might be when I have to go to a place where “social trouble” is likely, especially at night, when a Surefire X300 might be a desirable accessory. It is not always practical to wait for the cavalry; one might have to be one’s own cavalry,
My first handgun love, from the early Eighties, was the 1911. Now and then, I carry a 1911, loaded with .45 ACP, usually as a second gun, because I just want to do so. (The “first” handgun would usually be one of the above-mentioned revolvers.)
I am old enough to realize that that life is too short to be taken so seriously, all the time. When I feel like it, I will carry a single-action revolver, loaded with .45 Colt, because it is fun. Life should be fun, sometimes.
I have no disagreement with folks who wish to emphasize carrying one gun, all the time, because that is the best way to perform optimally. Well, my right hand does not necessarily fit the same as my left, on some handguns. My “reload” may well be a second gun, positioned for lefty access. My right hand has multiple things wrong with it, as I age, which limits what handguns I can still grip firmly, in my right hand. Then, there is how much recoil my right thumb, hand, and wrist can tolerate. Unless/Until I switch to lefty primary carry, I will not have one best primary gun, or one best load, for all occasions, every day.
Around the house plus short trips to town - Ruger LC9S Pro - Pocket Carry + a spare mag.
Off roading in my Jeep or trips to the big city of Springfield, MO - Glock 43X - OWB + a spare mag.
If I know I will be in the woods at night camping or bonfire - Glock 19 with Surefire WML + a spare mag. AR15 with a WML + 3 to 6 spare mags.
Flying out of state - Ruger LC9S Pro - Pocket Carry + 2 spare mags & ammo.
Driving out of state - Ruger LC9S, Glock 43X, AR15 & / or a Savage 308 Bolt Action Rifle. Plus spare mags & ammo for all.
Target Sports had 50rd boxes of Federal HST on sale 4 or 5 years ago. I stocked up.
same type of ammo same type of firearms leads the poll.
Thank you all for taking part in this question.
I wonder if the area of the country or type of area (urban or rural) would make a difference how people answered. Just a thought...
Thank you again.
I like 230 grain gold dots for my g30, I like Underwood xtreme penetrator for my g42, I like 165 grain gold dots for my g20 or xtreme penetrator if I'll be out in the woods, I like 360 grain wfn over a full charge of h110 for my super redhawk if I'm in the woods and have no rifle. Those are what work for me in any situation I've found myself in.
I would guess yes. When I lived in the Chicago area protection from wildlife was never a consideration and I always carried hollow point ammo. With the vacations we go on where we're usually hiking somewhere wildlife is a consideration and I change to hardcast ammo. I now live in SE Wisconsin and don't know that there's wildlife to be concerned about, but I'll often carry a 9mm with Underwood or Buffalo Bore 147 grain hardcast ammo when hiking here just in case.
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