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Old 08-03-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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I use Federal HST for my non +p gun (HK P7) and DoubleTap 115 gr solid copper +p for a G19. The P7 will shoot anything and the G19 likes the DoubleTap. Both the HST and Barnes DPX bullets have been impressive in testing.
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I use Winchester PDX1 and Rangers in all my carry/duty guns.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:13 PM   #13
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I see quite a few people have talked about the rangers any plus or minuses with them?
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What i use.

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Tacticalfun are those the hydrashocks?
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Had been carrying Winchester Ranger SXT. Just switched to Hornady Critical Duty. The Rangers were fine, I just wanted to try the others. They both shoot well out of my carry gun.

I saw some video on Hornady that showed them testing their Critical Duty/Critical Defense ammo, and I liked the way it expanded no matter what it was shot into.

I chose Critical Duty because I read that it's optimized for 4" - 5" barrels, as opposed to Critical Defense, which is optimized for 3" barrels.

There's a lot of good ammo out there nowadays. Try some out in your gun and see what makes you happy.
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Tacticalfun are those the hydrashocks?
No...just low recoil
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No...just low recoil
I use the same, so far I like them. A little pricey tho
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I carry 147gr Federal HSTs in my Shield. I used to carry 115/124gr standard pressure Hornady CD in my PF9. The "right" carry round is a gun by gun, shooter by shooter quandry.

For 9mm HD guns (larger heavier, CZ 75 & BHP), it's Winchester Ranger 127gr +p+. That's a hella hot round (~1275fps), but not really ideal for smaller framed guns. At least not for mine.

It varies by gun. I think for a lot of smaller carry guns Federal's EFMJs can be a really good option. They feed like ball and expand reliably.
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i guess gun by gun is the right way to go about it, i have a 2nd gen glock 19 which seems to eat ANYTHING that is fed into it, but i have been wondering if i should find a new carry ammo instead of the hornady critical defense...
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