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exklusve
08-31-2010, 2:59 PM
I'm looking at the following ammo.



Hornady TAP FPD, 155 Grain XTP Jacketed Hollow Point Bullet
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/15469-1.html

Winchester Ranger, 155-Grain Jacketed Hollow Point Bullet
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/AMM564-1.html

Federal Premium Personal Defense, 155 Grain Hydra-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point Bullet
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/67116-5.html


I've got plenty of cheaper FMJ ammo for target and plinking, but wanted to stock up on some HD ammo.

Anyone have any experience or good info regarding the different HD ammo above?
Or if there is something else I should be looking at please let me know.


I live in an apartment, on the end of the building. So only neighbors above, and to one side.


I know this is a horribly open ended question, but I do appreciate any info you can provide.

Thanks in advance!

Black Majik
08-31-2010, 3:01 PM
Buy a box of each and see which shoots the best out of the gun you plan to use for HD.

cineski
08-31-2010, 3:01 PM
Federal HST is probably the best performing pistol ammo for home defense.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/50rds-40-sw-federal-le-tactical-hst-165gr-hp-ammo/cName/40-sw-hollow-point-ammo

stormy_clothing
08-31-2010, 3:03 PM
night sights, laser / light and speer gold dot +p

Rekrab
08-31-2010, 3:03 PM
Every gun takes HP ammo a little different. Buy a bunch of each, shoot it through your gun. If there are no problems with feeding on all three come back and ask the same question.

AndrewMendez
08-31-2010, 3:04 PM
Those are all great choices. What is the make and model? My M&P eats all 3 of those just fine, but I would go with Federal Hydo's. A ton of PD's use them as well.

Greg-Dawg
08-31-2010, 3:06 PM
Rangers are all I use.

exklusve
08-31-2010, 3:07 PM
I'm actually going to be buying my first handgun soon.
I'll be buying the Glock 27. A friend of mine has one, and I've shot it many times. Very comfortable to shoot, and I'm used to shooting it.
I've only shot FMJ through his 27, never any JHPs though.

Thanks for the info guys!

faterikcartman
08-31-2010, 3:08 PM
I am a big fan of Speer Gold Dot due to its reliable feeding in autos.

Peaceful John
08-31-2010, 3:09 PM
I believe the FBI .40 S&W load is the Winchester PDX-1 (180 gr.)

Barbarossa
08-31-2010, 3:17 PM
I bought the TAP because that's what my local store had.

I haven't shot any of it yet because it's so damn expensive.

J.D.Allen
08-31-2010, 3:20 PM
Federal HST is probably the best performing pistol ammo for home defense.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/50rds-40-sw-federal-le-tactical-hst-165gr-hp-ammo/cName/40-sw-hollow-point-ammo

Anyone know where to find HST in 9mm? this website only carries it in .40

cineski
08-31-2010, 3:51 PM
Good luck, and if you find some let me know ;-)

Anyone know where to find HST in 9mm? this website only carries it in .40

DaveFJ80
08-31-2010, 4:46 PM
Anyone know where to find HST in 9mm?

Look in the classifieds (do a topic search for "Federal") and you'll find quite a few for sale.

I just bought some .45 +P HST from explorer1046 on THIS THREAD (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=221835), and he also has 9mm HST available.


All of my HD-use mags are filled with 9mm 147 gr +P HST, or with .45 230gr +P HST.

Packy14
08-31-2010, 5:04 PM
i have the first two (ranger, tap) loaded in my mags... few mags of each. hate to be the idiot who tries to test me.

451040
08-31-2010, 5:16 PM
Or if there is something else I should be looking at please let me know.

Hornady Critical Defense 165 gr.

I'll be buying the Glock 27.

That's what I'm running the Critical Defense in.

exklusve
08-31-2010, 5:47 PM
Anyone know where to find HST in 9mm? this website only carries it in .40


http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=337729

Burtonwurton
08-31-2010, 8:42 PM
I keep my mags loaded with 180gr Ranger T series and 180gr Federal HST