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Old 06-16-2012, 04:36 AM   #11
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never had a gun that wouldnt feed any factory ammo I put in it....must suck
i agree. but finding out when the gun was needed wouldn't be cool at all. better to find out beforehand and move to another brand or another pistol maybe.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:17 AM   #12
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I carry Carbon DPX in .38 +P or .357 mag. in my LCR

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Ball ammo in semi-autos feeds -- reliabilty comes first, right? Well, when you are comfortable, a tapered flat-nose is probably best, like a Keith Semi-Wadcutter of hard lead. Penetrates, cuts, breaks, dumps energy...
Any ammo to be used to save your life should be fired and tested through the gun it's going to be carried in. If I've got a gun that won't feed some expanding bullet I wouldn't bet my life on that gun. I don't like to bet on fmj to do much for me but for work it's pretty much all we have.
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All very reasonable replies guys -

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I don't like to bet on fmj to do much for me but for work it's pretty much all we have.

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In addition to a larger wound channel, HPs are also considered to limit over penetration. Maybe that is not as much of a concern for the heavier & slower .45ACP, so I guess it could be acceptable, but I still prefer HPs. In lower calibers such as .25, .32 & maybe .380, FMJ may be preferred in order to provide deeper penetration.

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For SD, I like the HPs, especially in 45ACP...

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In addition to a larger wound channel, HPs are also considered to limit over penetration. Maybe that is not as much of a concern for the heavier & slower .45ACP, so I guess it could be acceptable, but I still prefer HPs. In lower calibers such as .25, .32 & maybe .380, FMJ may be preferred in order to provide deeper penetration.
That is one reason why I carry HPs.
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IMHO the thing that matters most is reliabilty,accuracy, then penetration. When i first started carring my childhood adopted uncle was a county sheriff, he took me and my guns we shot all kinds of ammo to see what worked best. That is what i still do today, i believe more what i see from my guns than what the manufactor tells me. There is so many good choices now than 20 years ago, i just think the guys who are serrious in self defense will always make a good choice.

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