Carry Round of Choice

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by bobofbobs, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. bobofbobs

    bobofbobs New Member

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    Pretty self-explanatory. What is your preferable brand of defense rounds? I'm currently looking to move to the Winchester Ranger T-Series in .40. I'm not sure what grain I should use though. So, what does everyone else trust their lives with?

    Forgive me if a thread of this topic has been discussed here in the past. I admit I'm lazy and have not checked to see if one has been started before. I still think it's an interesting subject.
     
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  2. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Currently I am loaded up with Remington 180 grain JHP ammo for the .40xd.
     

  3. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Same here.....
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    What gun?.............
     
  5. steve666

    steve666 New Member

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    I usually carry CorBon 135gr JHP, however when I've had trouble finding that I've used Remington Golden Saber 165gr. I usually carry a Kahr K40, though sometimes it's a CZ100 or an Astra A75.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Not to be a PITA but didn't we just run thru a thread asking this very quesion? These are just the ones I responded to and I'm not here as much as some.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f56/self-defense-rounds-30183/

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/45acp-jhp-def-ammo-whatcha-got-30057/

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f59/what-ammo-xdm-home-def-40-a-28368/

    I still carry 230gr +p HSTs in my 45 and 125gr +p Gold Dots for my honey her 38. There is also a 16ga with #1 buck by the bedroom door.
     
  7. Troy Michalik

    Troy Michalik Is it Friday yet? Supporter

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    smart azz.

    "what gun?......" like he's picking out which socks to wear today.:rolleyes:




    Hornady 147 gr. XTP
     
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  8. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

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    Remington Golden Saber--I've found them to be totally reliable in every gun I own.
     
  9. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan New Member

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    Black Talons in the 1911 at home and GS's in the carry gun(s).
     
  10. JSDinTexas

    JSDinTexas New Member

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    Don't go light wt

    Your choice of Ranger is good - big bang is speer gold dot - but most important, don't go too light in the bullet. In my Glocks - .40 180grain JHP (my choice) and no less than 165g - in .45 stay with 230 grain. I will admit, I am not sure about other brands but Glocks thrive on these.
    The reason people go light is speed but at around 1000fps it doesn't matter because there is no effective hydrostatic shock until around 2000fps.
    I sometimes use Winchester Ranger SXT from Tactical Defense Solutions - decent price - fresh ammo - ships pretty quick and around 75 cents/rd. in small quantities but I do get speer gold dot occasionly.
    I also like Fed Hydro-Shok (PD supplier) post helps go through windshields and doors and Winchester PDX (most Walmarts have this).
     
  11. bobofbobs

    bobofbobs New Member

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    the winchester PDX's were gonna be a high choice for me but i have seen expansion tests online and have seen this round fail to expand. of course it first had to pass through 14 layers of denim which may have had an effect on it. i dont know. also, i've considered gold dot's as well. another good choice. decisions, decisions.
     
  12. hnealg

    hnealg New Member

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    my choices..

    9mm - Remington Ranger SXT 127 gr +P+
    .45 - Corbon 200 gr JHP +P
    .38 - Corbon DPX +P
    .380 - Corbon DPX