whats in your magazine when you carry?,FMJ,Hollow point,etc

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by REDMIST89, May 5, 2012.

  1. REDMIST89

    REDMIST89 New Member

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    im curious what everyone carries far as ammunition goes when you carry,like brand and is it FMJs,hollow point,cross cut hollows..etc?, not caliber.I myself currently have 2 mags(one i carry) full of federal ammunition FMJ rounds as my carry/practice ammo,but im thinkin of switching to hollowpoint as if a SHTF situation occures..i wanna have the most effect i can. so What do you guys carry?
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Depends what I'm carrying. If I've got my 45 then it's hollow points all the way, if I've got my 380 then I use FMJ because I want all the penetration I can get. All depends on what I have in the holster.
     

  3. snafusniper

    snafusniper New Member

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    Well my first mag is a Hollow point made by a little known company in blakley ga called gunn ammo. They've been very consistent. I was talking to the gm at my local gun show and was asking about how they expanded. He politely informed me that they don't as much expand as fragment. Well now I keep at least one mag full of them. Never had any malfunction of any such with them and I tell all my gun buds about them when they ask about ammo so that's what I use but like u redmist I'm interested in know what others use


    Oh and my other mags are full of federal fmj. You know just in case bad guy thinks he can hide
     
  4. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    I have at least 3mags for almost every pistol I have, 1 in the gun is always Remington hollow points, the other fmj what ever is the least expensive at the time. I do however do have my rock island 1911 45acp loaded with the hornady hollow points.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    .45 hollows
    9mm 1/2 hollow 1/2 fmj
    .25 fmj
     
  6. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    I keep JHPs in my 1911, and +p JHPs in my 92fs
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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  8. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    I shoot TulAmmo FMJ in all my guns.
     
  9. nccinstaller

    nccinstaller New Member

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    I like the hollow points in my carry weapons. I have a g30 with hornady critical defense and a cw9 with winchester pdx1 in it
     
  10. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Speer Gold Dot. JHP +P

    .45
    .40
    9mm
     
  11. UrbanNinja

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    I have Hornady critical defense hollow points in my .45, and Speer gold dot hollows in my 9mm.

    I don't like the idea of using anything but hollow points for personal defense.
    IF I ever needed to fire my guns in self defense, I want to hit my intended target and not have to worry about it going through him and hitting an innocent person that may possibly be standing behind him.
     
  12. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Winchester PDX1 Bonded in my .380 & Federal HST in the others.
     
  13. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    I carry RBCD in my Sig .45 and I found it in 5.56 so its also loaded in my LWRC SPR M6. Now when ever these threads come up I always see what every one else used and then I list what I carry and I apparently am the only one so I'm thinking either I know something that everyone else doesn't or everyone else knows something I dont.........

    But I dont buy cheap firearms and I dont load them with cheap ammo and hope for quality results.....hmmm that's just me check out these if you have a few minutes.

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  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    primary choice is Hornady XTP's and some Speer GoldDot Short Barrel ammo. i use FMJ and reloads with Hornady's XTP's for practice.
     
  15. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    FMJ is your best bet. It is least likely to jam when being fed by the slide.

    Since your HD or SD will be solo, you cannot afford to have your weapon jam on you.

    At any rate, when I open/carry loaded/chambered with the hammer down, it is with FMJs. I don't own anything but FMJ for my 45ACP. To answer your question.
     
  16. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    That's the usual LEO argument for using hollow points.

    LEOs can be involved in shootouts around crowds.

    For a typical civilian however, crowd problems are unlikely since you are most likely to be accosted by a perp when you are alone.

    So your hollow points are more likely to jam your weapon than FMJs would.

    Also if your perp was thinking ahead and wore a vest, then your hollow points will be more easily absorbed by the vest and not penetrate it, unlike a FMJ which would penetrate deeper.

    For most people I suspect the true reason they are using hollow points is simply the love of the thought of the morbidity.

    However I do like your taste in motorcycles UNinja, so don't take offense. Just saying ... .
     
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  17. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    Yeah civilians should never worry about over penetration :rollseyes:

    Been firing JHP rounds out of my handguns for years without a chambering issue.

    As for perps with the forethought to wear a vest, i'm not even gonna touch that one other than to say you CAN shoot a bg in the head. And 2 or 3 .45 jhp rounds center mass is still gonna take the wind out of a perps sails despite the vest
     
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  18. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    We need a poll.
     
  19. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i shoot a lot of JHP in all of my pistols and have not ever had a problem with failure to feed or extract. the only reason i even shoot FMJ is for cheap ammo to practice with and for the cases.

    perp wearing a wearing a bulletproof vest? yeah, i'm sure that scenario happens quite a lot! even if the off chance, (1 in say 1,000,000 chances!) wearing one, a FMJ doesn't penetrate any further than a JHP. go look it up on the tests they use to certify them. even so, if the BG were wearing,:rolleyes: i would then park a couple in his head.
     
  20. UrbanNinja

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    None taken.

    Around here, its not uncommon to be confronted in a public area during the middle of the day anymore though.