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LongBch_SigP226
05-30-2005, 10:14 AM
Just out of curiosity, do you use specialized ammos such as Fed. Hydrashock, Corbon or Speer Gold Dot in your home defense/CCW handgun? If so, which one do you use?

rg_1111@yahoo.com
05-30-2005, 10:28 AM
Black talon in .45 & .357. Golden Sabers in 9mm. All that you posted are good.

maxicon
05-30-2005, 11:07 AM
I use 9mm +p 124 gr Gold Dot. My neighbor uses Glaser Safety Slugs to help avoid punching through the walls.

I just got a pile of Federal EFMJ - FMJ with a silicone tip under the jacket to avoid plugging - but I haven't tested them in my house guns yet.

C.G.
05-30-2005, 11:52 AM
Cor-bon 9mm first choice Speer Gold dot 124 second for me.

RRangel
05-30-2005, 12:11 PM
Ammunition made specifically for self defense is probably your best bet.

Find out what your local law enforcement are using and I bet you can't go wrong with it.

blackmajik530@aol.com
05-30-2005, 12:22 PM
Federal Hydrashok +p in .45 ACP

Black_Talon
05-30-2005, 4:09 PM
RA45T in one of my 1911s, Speer 230gr Gold Dot in two other 1911s.

-hanko
05-30-2005, 6:23 PM
Black Talon in 9mm & .45acp. Hand loaded heavy bullets with H110 in .357.

Just about anything except frangible, imho, should work. Find a game load for thin skinned critters with about 16 +/- inches of penetration, good expansion, and great bullet weight retention.

I wouldn't use a reduced load ('tactical' is the new description) to take game, so why would I want less poop in a life/death situation.

Digressing a little, but maybe a thought for a new thread...I've seen a couple of reports that conclude 5.56/.223 may not be the be-all/end-all for a home defense round as a lot of people think.

-hanko

Turbinator
05-30-2005, 8:13 PM
Winchester Silvertips and Federal Hydrashoks. I make sure to shoot some through my defense item so that I know where and how they shoot, and what to expect.

Turby

maxicon
05-31-2005, 9:42 AM
Digressing a little, but maybe a thought for a new thread...I've seen a couple of reports that conclude 5.56/.223 may not be the be-all/end-all for a home defense round as a lot of people think.

Maybe not pertinent to a self-defense situation, but last time I was junk shooting, I was surprised to see a hard drive stop a .223 FMJ from an SU16. It pierced the outer case, then dished the platter and came to a stop in the depression without distorting the drive outline too badly.

I hit it next with a .357 magnum JHP from a 6" 586, and it blew a big gaping hole clean through it, bending it into a Pringles shape in the process.

Again, not much comparison to personal defense, but it was a bit of an eye-opener.

edizon
05-31-2005, 10:22 PM
5 corbon pow'rball followed by 5 Federal Hydrashok +p in both my G21 and G22 Glocks and my Ruger PC4GR carbine.