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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Rifling82, Apr 25, 2019.
I tend to buy Federal, how bout you?
Barnes tsx for the truck rifle (pistol)
Hornady Critical Duty
What rolls off my press.
Speer Gold Dot 135 gr. 38+P for short barrels like my usual carry Colt Cobra.
Federal Hydra Shock.
Underwood .45 and .380
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.
HSM Bear loads in bear guns, Hydra Shoks for social work.
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.
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.
I get your point, for during the summer I am always concerned about bikini clad females attacking me too!
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.
You are the only person I've heard of who likes hardball in the 9 and .380.
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..
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.
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.
Hornady Critical Duty here too..
I'm not OCD about carry ammo, but it tends to be Federal.