What's your favorite brand of carry ammo?

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  1. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I tend to buy Federal, how bout you?
     
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  2. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Federal HST
    Barnes tsx for the truck rifle (pistol)
     
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  3. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Hornady Critical Duty
     
  4. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    What rolls off my press.
     
  5. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Speer Gold Dot 135 gr. 38+P for short barrels like my usual carry Colt Cobra.
     
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  6. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Federal Hydra Shock.
     
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  7. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Underwood .45 and .380
    Doubletap 9mm
     
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  8. En Passant

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    I should get more serious on this subject. My carry weapons are usually my Glock 19/26 or my S&W Airweight. All three eat whatever I give them without a hiccup and to answer your question honestly is to say, I carry whatever is a hollow point. In my G20, I carry HSM "Bear Loads" hard caste lead, as the intention is penetration. I have only shot them (1 mag when the barrel was cool) to ensure they work as I am worried about leading the barrel if I use them extensively.
     
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  9. freefall

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    HSM Bear loads in bear guns, Hydra Shoks for social work.
     
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  10. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It depends on the time of year for me, and I don't expect any others to follow. During the colder, or winter months we have thick clothing to deal with, but fortunately the bad guys don't do their "stuff" during that time of year. But, just in case I carry with heavier calibers that hold rounds that will get though heavy clothing.
    Now, during warmer weather when the summer ladies are wearing tank tops and thinner clothing, and in case they think they might be able to take advantage of my weaknesses, I carry faster moving bullets in 9mm caliber.
     
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  11. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

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    Same.
     
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  12. 1911NUT

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    Range rounds are Winchester white box.
    But Duty rounds are Hornady critical defense.
    AR rounds are 5.56 Hornady black 62 gr.
    Nothing fancy, but they always go BANG and go really fast out the dangerous end.
     
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  13. En Passant

    En Passant Active Member

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    I get your point, for during the summer I am always concerned about bikini clad females attacking me too! :rolleyes::)
     
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  14. RJF22553

    RJF22553 Well-Known Member

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    PMC Bronze FMJ for .380 carry weapon and all 9mm and .45 ACP. Combo of PMC Bronze .223 55gr and M193 for my long guns. PPU for my M1 Carbine. CCI Mini-Mags for all my .22s.
     
  15. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

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    You are the only person I've heard of who likes hardball in the 9 and .380.
     
  16. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the gun I am carrying and where/why...

    -At work abroad whatever I am issued, which is invariably 9mm Para FMJ made by the lowest bidder (no I am not in the .mil anymore but contractor, yet we must carry mil compliant ammo)
    -Open carry on the farm back in the US, .357 Magnum Fiocchi 142 gr TMJ (yes its not hollow point but its HOT so it doesnt have to be... and so can still double as a round against nasty critters, plus its affordable for such an effective round)
    -Conceal Carry as private citizen in US, Hornady Criticial Defense .Usually I dont own such spendy ammo but I got it as part of a Smith&Wesson rebate..its the highest quality handgun ammo I own..
     
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  17. EclecticShooter

    EclecticShooter Well-Known Member

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    Corbon High Velocity 90 grain or Sig V-Crown in .380.
    Not as picky for 9mm, most of the name brand stuff works great. Usually either 115 or 124 grain, not much on 147s.
    .38 Special I use Remington green & white box 125 grain +p.
    .357 I use 125 grain in summer, not too picky on brand. Use 158s in winter, prefer Remington HTP or Federal Hydra-Shok. In the woods I use HSM 180 grain hardcast bear loads.
    .45 ACP I use 230 grain Federal Hydra-Shok. In the woods I carry handloaded 200 grain SWCs. Interested in trying 185s for carry.
     
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  18. Sniper03

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    Hornady Critical Defense. For individual Defense!
    Critical Duty is also very good but has much more penetration. For home and one on one personal confrontation I choose the Critical Defense ammunition for my 380 - 40 Cal and 45 ACP.
    It loads easily in all the semi auto pistols
    I have them in the ones I carry everyday.
    This round is excellent for even those pistols who are a little on the temperamental side regarding feeding some brands of ammunition from the Magazine.

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  19. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hornady Critical Duty here too..
     
  20. rock185

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    I'm not OCD about carry ammo, but it tends to be Federal.
     
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