Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Good Ol' Boy, Apr 26, 2016.
They're the same mass and velocity as the WWB that I routinely shoot for target practice. I've run a few boxes through my Beretta and Colt to verify reliability and have also found them to shoot at the same point of aim as my target ammo.
The only time I've used FMJ for carry ammo is in a .380, since people far more knowledgeable than me routinely criticize .380's lack of penetration from a JHP. However, the only reason we have a .380 in the first place is because my wife wanted a S&W Bodyguard and inherited an old Beretta 70S. Personally, I'm a 9mm guy 100% of the time, and carry JHP only.
Federal HST 124 +p for 9mm Glock 19 Gen 4
Also Federal Hydrashok 180 gr Glock 23 Gen 3
Winchester Ranger Bonded Glock 22
Federal Hydrashok .380 Ruger LCP
No FMJ for carry for obvious reasons and no boutique ammo as it's not always reliable. I stick with good, proven performers. I prefer Federal all around, but Winchester and Speer Gold Dots are very good as well. Although Speer and Federal are owned by the same parent company ATK, I have found Federal to be better overall quality. I generally stay away from bonded except in my Glock 22 I keep Winchester Ranger Bonded just in case. But the better barrier penetration is not normally needed for self defense and there will be less expansion. Hydrashok is not the newest out there but it's ultra reliable, accurate and what I feel is the best performing in .380.
+1... On the Gold Dots and Federal Fusion MSR.
One addition is a Mossy 500 with 00 buck.
smaller than its diameter and exit a body unless stopped by bone, the opposite of what you want.
.45ACP 230gr Hydrashock
.357Mag 158gr Hydrashock
One of those three.
I figure that if a gunfight goes a few rounds people will be behind cover and the Gold Dot penetrates well.
Buffalo Bore 95 gr JHP .380 +P
Federal Hydra Shok or Speer Gold Dot 100grn .327
Glock 19/43 - 115gr XTP handloads. But switching to 124gr Gold Dot hand loads
Glock 20 - 180gr XTP handloads
Berry's HP's in handloads for.38 and .357. FMJ handloads in Makarovs and .380's.
240gr Hornady XTP's in my 44 Redhawk. 12rounds=Full cylinder and one speed loader.
I'll never "need" that much in terms of firepower. But that really isn't the point.
200 grain .45 ACP Hornady XTP
124 grain 9mm Federal HST
You act as though putting a round with a better, more reliably expanding bullet in your gun will make it less accurate or something.
I hope you tested that new round in the gun(s) it would be carried/used in, before loading it for possible defense.
BTW, Hornady ammo (forget how each specific one does) has not performed the best in tests, is sometimes recommended against, and isn't a big player in the LE world the way something like Federal HST or Speer Gold Dot or Winchester Ranger is
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