Best Man Stopper Round???

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by NitroxAZ, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    I just bought an XD45 this last Friday and was wondering which round is the best home defense round. Is it HydraShock, Gold Dot or another round. I am sure they will all do the job if called on but curious which is the best. Thanks.
     
  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    The one that hits its target! All will do the job.
     
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  4. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Here's the best "manstopper." Makes every guy stop in his tracks....
     

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  5. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    40 Mike Mike tends to be a good man-stopper

    :D

    Seriously though, all of the choices you listed will work fine for putting the threat down. Concentrate more on practicing the art of putting whatever rounds you purchase center of mass 100% of the time.
     
  6. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    230gr of bad-arseness. :D
     
  7. Dillinger

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    Is your weapon rated for +P or +P+ ammo??

    I carry Winchester's Ranger SXT ( STX? ) 230 gain hollow points with +P rating and they flat make a mess of things, so I have the utmost faith in their ability to punch large holes in flesh covered targets. ;)

    JD
     
  8. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Pffft, please. That ain't got nothing on this bad boy,

    Rosie O'Donnell.jpg

    :eek:
     
  9. IGETEVEN

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    YIKES!!!! :eek: :eek:

    Fixed it for ya.

    Son, you already have the best caliber of weapon for stopping BG's, as stated previously, it really does not matter whether you use FMJ or HP rounds or which brand of ammo. It's all personal preference, just use what you comfortable with and can afford to use. I stagger my rounds with FMJ and HP, that way on a 3-tap, if needed, I can prove that I am an equal opportunity ammo deployer! :D
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Any of the rounds listed AS LONG AS THEY CYCLE IN YOUR WEAPON 100.0000% of the time.

    Autos can be finicky about what they eat. If it fails to cycle, you either have a single shot, or a poorly designed club. Regardless of whether the bullet is the Plutonium Nitrate Rhino Shredder.

    And a thought I have had expressed to me- find out what the closest law enforcement agency that uses your caliber issues. Just in case you ever face a lawyer demanding to know WHY you chose ammo designed to produce the maximum injury possible. "I picked that one because the deputies standing over there carry it. That's what the department issues to all their officers- so I figured it would be a good choice. " :rolleyes:
     
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  11. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Holy crap!!! Now that's gonna cause some nightmares!!!! :eek::eek::eek:
     
  12. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Well, that's 'cause I just showed her headshot, I wanted to spare your eyes. The rest of the pic was full bodied nudity.... :p


    Oh, and back on topic, the 30-06, right in the breastbone.
     
  13. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I will definitely be practicing but am trying to learn as much as I can about firearms and ammo from seasoned folks.

    One other question. it was asked if my weapon is rated for +P or +P+ ammo. What is +P and +P+ ammo?

    I would imagine that it would be rated for that but will definitely check before I use it in my weapon. Again, I appreciate everyone's help
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    These are factory rounds that are loaded to a hotter, or higher, chamber pressure, therefor launching the bullet at faster speeds with greater intent to harm.

    +P is first, +P+ is a bit hotter than that.

    230 grains of .45 ACP, with a +P rating, shooting from a 5 inch barrel in my 1911 generates about 890 to 900fps ( or so depending on temperature ).

    This translates to a big, heavy bullet moving fast enough to enter like a quarter and leave like a grapefruit. :D

    JD
     
  15. SIGe-nox

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    A Great round

    Ranger SXTs or HST +p are great for the .45. Much destruction to be had from these rounds. Just make sure whatever you choose cycles reliably.
     
  16. WDB

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    I use HydraShock for PD rounds but the best round is only as good as the placement so consistant practice is as important. When I practice I shoot fmj rounds of the same weight as my PD rounds then finish practice with one mag of the PD rounds to double check feeding and placement.
     
  17. BILLYBOB44

    BILLYBOB44 New Member

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    HydraShocks for me.

    My same thoughts c3. Our local Sheriff's Dept. carries Hydra. in their Glock 21's. Good enough for them=good enough for me:) I carry a Colt 1911!--Better I think than TupperWare:eek::eek: