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Old 10-24-2007, 12:49 PM   #11
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Barnes makes some fine bullets. I do not know of any factory loads with the Barnes XPB. You can handload them BUT, and that is one really big but, you should NEVER use handloads for self defense. You will be CRUCIFIED by prosecutors and personal injury scum bag lawyers. They will make an issue of you supercharging ammo to cause massive damage and pain. They WILL make this the major issue.

Speer uses flash retarded powders in the Gold Dot. Such powders are not available by the pound. If you have never shot one of your handloads at night, try it some time. Compare the muzzle flash to that of a Gold Dot. The Gold Dot barely has a glow at the muzzle.

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Barnes makes some fine bullets. I do not know of any factory loads with the Barnes XPB.
If you are talking about handgun loads, Corbon DPX, Taurus Gold, and I believe one more are all commercial rounds available with the Barnes X.

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Barnes makes some fine bullets. I do not know of any factory loads with the Barnes XPB. You can handload them BUT, and that is one really big but, you should NEVER use handloads for self defense. You will be CRUCIFIED by prosecutors and personal injury scum bag lawyers. They will make an issue of you supercharging ammo to cause massive damage and pain. They WILL make this the major issue.

Speer uses flash retarded powders in the Gold Dot. Such powders are not available by the pound. If you have never shot one of your handloads at night, try it some time. Compare the muzzle flash to that of a Gold Dot. The Gold Dot barely has a glow at the muzzle.
Hi guys,

Speer does use flash retardent power in most of their rounds, however, I recently discovered after a trip to the range, that their LE 115gr +P+ Gold Dots DO NOT use flash retardent powder.
This round produces a serious flash that surprised even me, not to mention a hefty kick.
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#1 choice of law enforcement is gold dot. 9mm/40/45acp it just works !

Would you please cite your source for this. I'd like to check it out. Thanks.
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Glaser is the best for soft target! Check out:
www.goldenloki.com

click on Gelatin Test
then hit .32acp

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Glaser is the best for soft target! Check out:
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Unless your soft target is sitting / standing behind a hard windshield, car door, or sheetrock.
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Federal is all I shoot in my 9 or 40

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I have a strong preference for Hydra-Shoks.

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See if this story helps you decide in which ammo that they say is a manstopper etc go to this site LAWOFFICER.COM THE PETER SOULIS INCIDENT story about this LEO and then try to decide what ammo that they advertise is the best. intreasting reading enjoy

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I love the Taurus Copper bullets for my 45 auto but in my 9mm I use Federal HST and I'm concidering trying them in my 45. I was using hyrdashocks until I shot all of them into some wet phone books...I was amazed how much better the barnes copper bullet and the HST did over the hydrashock. I also tried my 357 mag with hydras and some hornady's I had. I was disappointed in both, ended up with a .357 wadcutter, everything else was peeled off.

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