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Old 01-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #11
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9mm is my personal choice.

Don't care for safety rounds that won't go through walls. If a bullet won't go through a single sheet of wall board, it won't get adequate penetration in a human target, and penetration is the name of the game. Knowing your target, and knowing what's behind your target are part of the responsibility of using a gun for self defense. Anyone who draws a gun and starts shooting, with no regard for where the rounds might go, is headed for legal problems.

Just my opinion.
I've had them in my SD/home pistol when I lived in an apartment. And it was mainly in case I yanked one while my heart rate was at 120 bpm or so...figured the neighbors would appreciate that. Had nothing to do with "no regard as to where they might go". The legal AND moral issues factored in to that decision. I'd much rather take the off chance that the bad guy will make it to me, than accidentally shoot the neighbors kid through the wall. Just sayin'...

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And Speer Gold Dot is my preference....40 or .45
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I use in my 1911 the speer .45 230 gn jhp or the hornady .45 230 gn TAP jhp and for a backup just in case...buffalo bore 147 +p+ 9mm jhp in my glock 17. The buffalo bore ammo puts up some crazy fps and muzzle energy #'s.

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I have a sawed 12 gauge, but I'm reluctant to use it, I don't want to hit my dog.

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357 Sig Winchester Ranger but thats just my preferance

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.45 ACP, with really lumpy hollow points. What do they call that?

"Safety ammo?" You know, the stuff that's forbidden in NJ?

(Sorry, NJ prefers the extra penetration of the more dangerous

FMJ round...)

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357 mag with federal 125 gr jhp

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I am not sure about the best, but what I prefer is the 9mm with 124 +p Speer Gold Dot.........

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9mm +p JHP PDX1 for my glock 19 they should stop inside my target but I won't shoot until i look long and short. I am gonna hit my target in a house. I am a practiced enough shot to do that without a laser and even in the dark as I have a tac light and night sights. I like 45 they are heavy hitters but I would choose 9mm over it any day

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Deep penetration turns into over penetration

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Anything .380 through .45 ACP, prefer the 380 or 9mm.

Edit: I should add that always hollow point.

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