Defensive Ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by WeeMan9194, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. WeeMan9194

    WeeMan9194 New Member

    98
    0
    0
    What's some of you guys favorite defensive rounds?
     
  2. CJohn364

    CJohn364 New Member

    147
    0
    0
    I going to be using Remington Golden Sabers, 9mm, 124gr +P.
     

  3. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    467
    0
    0
    Hornady Critical Defense
    Hornady Critical Duty
    Mcnett Douletap
     
  4. For semi-automatic pistols, I prefer any of the major 'premium' loadings, like Hornady Critical Whatever or Federal Hydra-Shok or Winchester Silver Tip.

    For revolvers, I prefer all lead, flat fronted bullets loaded to the upper end of the safe pressure zone.

    For that matter, if I can find a good SWC lead bullet that will feed nicely in my autoloaders, I'm not above using those. They're not so hard to find in .45, and nearly impossible in .40.
     
  5. WeeMan9194

    WeeMan9194 New Member

    98
    0
    0
    Anybody ever got ahold to any Winchester Ranger T ammo?
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    16,404
    274
    83

    That's my primary 9MM carry ammo. 127 GR +P+ jhp.

    For other calibers, I usually carry Remington +P Golden Sabres.
     
  7. Dragonheart

    Dragonheart New Member

    124
    0
    0
    You are going to get as many answers as there are defensive cartridges out there, so why not go to brassfetcher.com, who actually test these bullets, and make your own decision? From their test and then conducting tests of my own I decided Federal Guard Dog is my bullet of choice in both my 9mm and 45 ACP.
     
  8. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

    664
    0
    0
    I am using Fiocchi hollow point .45 as my defensive ammo
     
  9. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    16,404
    274
    83
    Actually, ANY of the premium defensive loads from the major manufacturers will do the job.

    Whether your load is "rated" at 85 percent, or whether it's "rated' at 90 percent isn't going to mean spit in a gunfight.

    What matters is who gets the first solid hit, and where it's placed.
     
  10. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

    5,028
    73
    48
    You nailed it!!!!!:D
    There is less than 5% difference in the performance of the 'best' defense ammo from 9 to 45, so find the one which gives you 100% reliability in your PPD and you are there!;)
    My personal preference is a 9mm with the Win 127 gr +p+!:cool:
     
  11. mountainskytop

    mountainskytop New Member

    221
    0
    0
    Whatever my CCW is gonna spit out the BG will live/die to regret it!