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Old 01-05-2012, 09:44 PM   #21
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I use Hornady Critical Defense in everyone of my handguns, 357 Sig, 9mm, 45 and 40. If I had to pick one over the other it would probably be the 357Sig.

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Deep penetration turns into over penetration
Not necessarily. Ideally you want the round to go almost all the way through the target and stop just short of exiting. Typical handguns loads don't have the shock power of high power rifle rounds. Stopping a bad guy means doing as much damage as possible to internal tissue, organs and blood vessels. That means a wound channel as wide as possible and as deep as possible. A bullet that stops after penetrating only a short distance into the target isn't likely to do any vital damage.
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Not necessarily. Ideally you want the round to go almost all the way through the target and stop just short of exiting. Typical handguns loads don't have the shock power of high power rifle rounds. Stopping a bad guy means doing as much damage as possible to internal tissue, organs and blood vessels. That means a wound channel as wide as possible and as deep as possible. A bullet that stops after penetrating only a short distance into the target isn't likely to do any vital damage.
Logical point.
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That is very true and a logical point.

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380 is kinda small for me.

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I use Hornady .40 TAP and their new - 165grJHP Z-Max Zombie every other round, and same goes for my .38Special Hornady, and the wifes .380 also loaded with Hornady... cant ever go wrong with their Ammo..

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