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Old 02-17-2011, 20:03   #101
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first off, what Glock do you use as your primary carry or home defense gun?
what caliber?
what brand of ammo?
what series of the brand?
what grain is the ammo you use?
what made you to start using this ammo(example. reviews,articles,personal experimenting ect.)?
1. G-32
2. .357sig
3. 125-grain HST; 125-grain Gold Dot; 125- and 147-grain Double Tap Gold Dot; Fiocchi 124-grain XTP.
4. Lab test data; backyard wetpack tests (that confirm the lab stats); anecdotal testimony from experienced shooters who I am convinced are not mall ninjas.
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Old 02-17-2011, 20:07   #102
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Glock 30 has 10+1 (with 2 mags of ten besides) in 230 grain Winchester holopoints.
Sig P226 has 10+1 (with 3 extra mags) in Federal holopoints. (At least I think it is federal.)

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Old 02-17-2011, 20:21   #103
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Federal HST and Winchester Ranger Tseries are best of the best.

Federal Tactical is good too.

Since I live in a cold climate where heavy clothing is common for 6months out of the year, I'll pass on gold dot, xtp, golden saber, hydra shok, etc.

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Old 02-17-2011, 20:35   #104
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Federal HST and Winchester Ranger Tseries are best of the best.

Federal Tactical is good too.

Since I live in a cold climate where heavy clothing is common for 6months out of the year, I'll pass on gold dot, xtp, golden saber, hydra shok, etc.
I agree with you and HST and Ranger T is what I carry but have you seen the vids. on youtube there the Winchester Ranger T had partial clogging and didn't fully expand? There was another video where the Gold Dot got clogged and still fully expanded. Speed GD are no slouch either.
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Old 02-20-2011, 19:46   #105
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Ok, I have a question to add:

Where do you buy your hollow point ammo?
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Old 02-20-2011, 20:20   #106
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Where to buy JHP

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Ok, I have a question to add:

Where do you buy your hollow point ammo?
I have found the cheapest place is Walmart. I haven't had any trouble finding JHPs in the major factory brands. Comparison-shopped at Dick's Sporting Goods and at CheaperThanDirt.com and no one has been able to beat Walmart on price yet. Of course, I'm just speaking from my experience living in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.
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Old 02-20-2011, 20:34   #107
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1. G-32
2. .357sig
3. 125-grain HST; 125-grain Gold Dot; 125- and 147-grain Double Tap Gold Dot; Fiocchi 124-grain XTP.
4. Lab test data; backyard wetpack tests (that confirm the lab stats); anecdotal testimony from experienced shooters who I am convinced are not mall ninjas.
Where are you (or anyone else) getting the HST ammo for 357SIG?
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Old 02-20-2011, 20:34   #108
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45 acp
G30, G21
Fed HST 230 Grain
lots of reading to see that lots of people have recommended them
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Old 02-20-2011, 22:16   #109
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Carry - Gen3 Glock23
Home - Gen4 Glock 22
Caliber - 40
Brand - Federal
Series - HST (P40HST1)
Reason - Internet research, bullet expansion pattern, could find online for decent price for box of 50.
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Old 02-20-2011, 22:55   #110
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I buy my PD ammo, what ever I'm using, at Carter's Country. My store in Pasadena Texas carries a good selection of my favorites. Walmart doesn't carry the "GOOD STUFF" and when I'm buying PD ammo I'm not out for the cheapest stuff out there.

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Old 02-21-2011, 05:25   #111
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I buy my PD ammo, what ever I'm using, at Carter's Country. My store in Pasadena Texas carries a good selection of my favorites. Walmart doesn't carry the "GOOD STUFF" and when I'm buying PD ammo I'm not out for the cheapest stuff out there.

It's a confidence thang y'all..........
They have a pretty decent reloading section at the Pasadena store as well
they save me a lot of hazmat fees
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:44   #112
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Where are you (or anyone else) getting the HST ammo for 357SIG?
I bought HST from ammunitiontogo.com when I saw it available.

It's not often available and I was glad I jumped on it when I did because it was sold out in a couple of days.

About another year passed before I noticed it available again, and once again it was sold out in a day or two. So when you see it available order it asap or you may find you'll have to wait some time before you see it again.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:07   #113
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G19: Winchester Ranger T-Series 127gr. 9mm +P+

G22: HST 180gr.
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Old 02-22-2011, 18:59   #114
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glock 19: 9mm Hornady critical defence XTP 115gr
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:42   #115
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These days I'm carrying a G27 & my G21 is on nightstand duty. My other Glocks are pulling range duty or hiding out in the safe. I'm running Hornady TAP ammo in the 21 & the 27. To me, Hornady has been the most accurate ammo out of my guns. I know there are alot of HST, Gold Dot, Ranger T, etc fans out there & I have some of those on hand, too, but 230 grs of +P coming at ya if need be, helps me to sleep soundly.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:28   #116
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first off, what Glock do you use as your primary carry or home defense gun?
what caliber?
what brand of ammo?
what series of the brand?
what grain is the ammo you use?
what made you to start using this ammo(example. reviews,articles,personal experimenting ect.)?
Use a G-22 for HD. Do not currently CC. Remington 180 gr. JHP bought in 100 rd. value pak. Choose because I can afford to shoot them enough to actually practice with them. Have given suitable results in testing compared to .45 ACP and .357 Magnum. Wife handles the G-22 very well with this load. I choose to use what she can best use.
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Old 02-23-2011, 13:31   #117
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I thought of this thread a couple of times, on different days, when I was pulling a gun from the safe to carry.

I chuckled when I realized that I didn't know which specific ammunition was presently in each of the guns. I use more than a couple of previous & currently issued service loads for my various pistols, as well as more than a couple of authorized, but personally-purchased, loads for my J-frames. All of the loads have been used to confirm function and similar POI in my various pistols & revolvers, so they meet my needs regardless of which I may be using at any particular time.

It's just that I don't really feel the need to keep track of which specific brand/load of ammunition is loaded in what weapons, magazines, speedloaders & speedstrips all the time ... as long as it's proven ammunition. It's enough to know it's something that has worked, and does work, in my guns. I do like to test-fire ammunition from individual cases & production lots before putting it into service, though.

I tend to pay more attention to my training & practice schedule.

Guess I'm not quite as fussy about ammunition as I used to be ... as long as it's good quality ammunition in the first place.
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Old 02-23-2011, 13:39   #118
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:04   #119
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first off, what Glock do you use as your primary carry or home defense gun? = CCW: Glock 30 and 26 (in that order); Home (LINK): Glock 17.
what caliber? = 9mm and .45acp. The .40sw offers no upside in comparison.
what brand of ammo? = Speer
what series of the brand? = Gold Dot
what grain is the ammo you use? = 147gr and 230gr
what made you to start using this ammo? = Bonded. LE approved. Heaviest by caliber (I favor penetration over expansion). Get for a great price. They work in my guns.
See above.
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Old 02-25-2011, 13:39   #120
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Just got a couple boxes of these in yesterday...and just got back from the range....HOLY S##T! The fireball shooting out of my g29 was unbelievable. I would hate to be on the receiving end of one of those.
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