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Old 10-13-2011, 04:49 AM   #21
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Know what,I been looking into your suggestion cane.

What do you shoot it in,and how does it affect your handling/recoil?
I use the 147gr for EDC in my Browning High-Power. Not much change in recoil with fast follow-up shots.

This ammo provides great confidence.
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Choose something 124gr or heavier, that you and your gun are proficient with. I promise this will be the perfect answer every time.

As far as going up to 147gr, +p, +p+, etc...that's a matter of personal preference. Standard pressure 124gr is a pretty safe bet to get the job done, may handle better, and might even salvage a bit more of your hearing should you ever have cause to discharge it indoors. All that said...I do carry 127gr +p+ Winchester Rangers in my BHP. I handle that round in that gun really well, and like that it measures up pretty well with a 357sig ballistically. But in my micro 9mm (PF9) I always carry 115/124gr standard pressure Hornady Critical Defense.

I've primarily taken to Winchester Rangers for pistol defense ammo. But I wouldn't hesitate to count on the offerings from Remington, Federal, Speer, Buffalo Bore, Black Hills, CorBon, Doubletap, Fiocchi, or Hornady.
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I personally carry frangible rounds in all my guns.
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I use the 147gr for EDC in my Browning High-Power. Not much change in recoil with fast follow-up shots.

This ammo provides great confidence.
I figured you'd be popping that off from an all-steel piece.
Not that combat tupperware can't handle it,but that you wouldn't be affected by recoil of such a load as much.

You really gotta check out the Arcus HP clones.

They are built like a tank!!!
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I've seen water jug tests, with denim taped to the first jug, on a lot of name brand self defense ammo. I've seen failures to expand & over penetration by several well known & highly regarded brands. Sometimes they'd do well in one caliber & not in another. Of course, length of barrel, etc. can have a lot to do with it & haven't seen them all with various barrel lengths.

But, two that have consistantly done well regardless of caliber & bullet weight & with barrel lengths from 2.5" to 4.25". They are Corbon DPX & Federal HST. The DPX in .380, 9mm, 40S&W & .45ACP & the HST in 9mm, .40S&W & .45ACP (they don't make it in .380). The DPX uses a Barnes solid copper bullet & Buffalo has also come out with the .380 with the Barnes bullet & it did well also.
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Did you see the thread about a ".38 Special Bone Simulant Test" I posted?

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/38-special-bone-simulant-test-49685/

Yep.It happens.

But with .38 special and .380,I actually sort of expect that sort of thing to occur,and for those calibers I like the "solid projectile" theory- that "theory" comes from conjecture one should use a projectile that is going to get guaranteed penetration in such calibers,because if/when HP projectiles DO expand,they tend to lose alot of penetration in doing so.

I like these-

380 Auto +P Pistol & Handgun Ammunition

for my .380 "keychain" pistol.
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Hydrashok I speak from experience I've been shot in the stomach with one 11 months in the hospital almost died more time then I would like to count
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Use hornady critical defense
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