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Anyone carry Win. Silvertips?

Discussion in 'The Bull Dawgs Club' started by up1911fan, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. up1911fan


    Mar 12, 2009
    Upper Michigan
    Local shop has had several box's of Winchester Silvertip's for the GAP for going on 3 years or so. I think I can get a good deal if I offer to buy all of them. Doe's anyone carry these loads? Thoughts?
  2. fasteddie565

    fasteddie565 Combat Diver


    The silvertip, to my best research, is not a bonded bullet. Handgun bullets used for self defense should be bonded bullets, meaning that jacket is bonded to the lead core of the bullet. This prevents fragmentation and helps ensure adequate penetration.

    I recommend Speer Gold Dots.

  3. dbarry

    dbarry Silver Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    the Buckeye state
    I carry silvertips in my 9mm. Gold Dot in my GAP. Silvertips are an excellent SD round.
  4. 9mmpara


    Aug 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I have silver tips in my 37
  5. fasteddie565

    fasteddie565 Combat Diver

    Don't take this the wrong way, but what information are you basing this claim on? Historically, non-bonded bullets have a tendency to shatter and fail to create the wound channel required to stop a threat.
  6. dudel


    Dec 10, 2008
    Texas Hill Country
    Gold Dots in the GAP and Golden Saber for 9mm and ACP. I carried silvertips before, and had no problem with them. They were state of the art a few years ago, not sure where they stack up today. Haven't seen many in my neck of the woods.

    Winchester thinks they seem to have kept up.
    Winchester's Super-X Silvertip remains one of the most dependable and performance-proven handgun cartridges ever created. Originally developed for Law Enforcement to replace traditional hollow point bullets, Super-X Silvertip handgun ammunition continues to offer a unique combination of power, precision, reliable functioning, and on-target performance via a specially engineered jacketed bullet
  7. 1 old 0311

    1 old 0311

    Jan 2, 2006
    Planet Earth
    I been using them for 25 years.