best ammo for protection?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by chevyforlife1972nova, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    I want to protect the family but not have over penatration what ammo do you suggest ?
    I have black talons, ranger sxt anything better?
     
  2. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    What caliber do you have?

    Your best bet is to be SURE of what is downrange of your target. Tey to set up a backstop for home defense.

    In my home I have a huge fireplace and the kids rooms are all on the right of the house from where I would be sleeping.

    The main thing is be sure of your target and what is beyond it before you engage.

    They do make frangible handgun rounds.
     

  3. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    ammo

    what is the names of the frangblies? i use the glock 40 cal as the home def. gun and a pump 12 ga. for the girlfriend
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The Ranger SXT is as good as any. I keep my .45 loaded with them. My bedside gun (41mag) is loaded with Gold Dots. If you're worried about overpenetration with the shotgun I'd suggest loading the 1st 2 rounds with 2 3/4" #4 turkey magnums and the rest with #1 buck or #4 buck. The most important thing by far is to make SURE what's behind your target when you shoot. This has to be instilled in through training and more training. In an actual defense situation your training will take precedence through instinct over thinking because all thought processes will go out the window. Massive amounts of adrenaline dumping into your system is the culprit of that. Practicing drills will help immensely toward instinctive action and your aiming/shooting.
     
  5. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    thank you very much for your time guys
     
  6. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    I use Ranger SXT and Federal HST.
     
  7. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    i have some old black talons sell them and buy rangers?

    should i sell the origial talons i have for rangers?
     
  8. canebrake

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    The ammo you have in the gun the moment you need to use it!
     
  9. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    haha

    thanks for your comment
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Feds!

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  11. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    very nice how much do they run ?
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    [​IMG] Federal HST
     

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  13. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    ok

    sorry my fault for being lazy
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    We all learn more by doing it vs spoon feeding. It's all good!
     
  15. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    One thing that was discussed in a class that I took was to get down low. If you have time to crouch, you probably have time to aim more carefuly. But even so, if you are shooting in an upward motion and do miss, your round would probably be too high to hit anyone that was still in bed. Just knowing your surroundings is a big advantage. Just remember, someone that has just broken into your house probably does not know the layout.

    A lot of people don't understand that a bullet doesn't stop at a wall. Just to see what would happen several of the range officers where I took my ccw class set up a test. They took sheetrock and 2x4s and made a framework. It was setup with a piece of rock then a 2x4 frame, then rock, then frame. They wanted to see how many pieces of rock a 45 fmj would penetrate. They had 18 sheets of rock. It went through all 18. Think about that. That bullet would have traveled through 9 walls as long as it did not hit a stud.
     
  16. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    thanks so much for everyone's input
     
  17. glock2740

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    I'm a big Gold Dot fan.
     
  18. chevyforlife1972nova

    chevyforlife1972nova New Member

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    I have heard that from a lot of people actually
     
  19. gorknoids

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    "The most important thing by far is to make SURE what's behind your target when you shoot. This has to be instilled in through training and more training."

    Stalkingbear, I'm going to disagree with you on this one. The most important thing is to be sure that you need to kill the guy you are thinking about killing, and then killing them just as dead as you can make them. If the subject isn't dangerous enough to be a lethal threat to everyone around him or her, then you should just dart into Hot Topics for a few minutes until he leaves. If the sumbeeyotch is ripping up the Food Court, he needs to be put down before HE can murder anyone else.
    In short, the single most important thing is removing the threat. Hitching and letting him shoot you just gives him another weapon. Dicking around until some shopper gets outside of a 45 degree cone just gives him more time to kill soccer moms. When it becomes clear that someone needs to die, don't screw around with second-guessing. Put the threat down, and do it completely. Be competent. Be accurate. But for Christ's sake, don't over-think the situation, because it may be your last earthly thought.