Originally Posted by cmorrow781
I am a first time gun owner. I was going to buy a handgun but when my father found out he just up and gave me his Ruger GP100. Anybody out there have advice on what types of ammo to buy for Home defense. And what to buy for just target practice. He also gave me his ruger Mark ii. I can't find 22lr anywhere, but I assume that nobody knows when that will be readily available again. Any advice on these guns would be super helpful. Thanks
First of all Congrats!
You lucked out.
The GP100 has to be one of the very top Home Defense choices available.
It is what I use.
Right now a loaded GP100 is on my nightstand.
And another GP100 hidden elsewhere in the house.
And another GP100 on top of my cache.
Enjoy your revolver!
PS: For Home Defense I load 38 SPC in Hollow Points.
This way I absolutely limit over penetration while still ensuring incapacitation.
In an outdoors SHTF situation I will load with .357 Magnum though ,.. possibly a hot loaded FMJ so I can shoot thru steel doors, easily into vehicles and thru some walls (and I don't need to use Hollow Point to ensure incapacitation since a .357 Magnum has so much energy )
This ammo flexibility a .357 Magnum revolver has, to also shoot 38 spc is almost like having 2 guns.