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Old 05-07-2013, 08:28 PM   #11
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Stagger in a handgun? The only time I staggered ammo was 1 tracer to 2 rounds 5.56 ball in combat to walk my rounds on target. If you're that convinced you're going to meet multiple targets requiring variable penetration, carry two guns.



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I only carried them staggered in my CC .380 acp. My 9mm and .357 get JHP only.



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What about in a "woods gun" that may be used to defend against 2 and 4 legged animals?
That is the time you add snake shot in the mix for the no-legged critters.
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I only carried them staggered in my CC .380 acp. My 9mm and .357 get JHP only.
I agree with the concept of staggering .380 ammo. If the bad guy is wearing a heavy winter garment, JHP may not get enough penetration. Following the double tap with a FMJ round seems like a good idea. I carry the LC9 and only use Hydra Shock ammo in that gun. Have seen that ammo go through a mattress with a 3/8 sheet of plywood behind it at a distance of 15 feet. Most SD fights are inside of 20 feet. That's plenty of fire power.
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What about in a "woods gun" that may be used to defend against 2 and 4 legged animals?
How many "woods animals of the 4 legged type" are larger than a man? If a jacketed hollow point is adequate SD ammo against a person, wouldn't it likewise be sufficient for things you find in the woods? That being said, I can think of only a couple aggressive woods dwellers that are larger than a person....and in that same thought, I hope I've got something far better than a .45ACP by which to defend myself. In you intend on visiting an area where large 4 legged animals may wish you harm, then take along the appropriate rifle or slug gun.


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