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Home defense ammo for CCW?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by matthewmurray706, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Great approach!

  2. ted1


    Apr 2, 2012
    I don't understand hollow points are made to spread on impact thus reducing penatration. I would never use ball ammo for ccw or home defense. I stock up on cheap ball ammo aka range rounds because they are cheap I use them at the range and I would use them in a case where there was civil unrest where I had to defend my home and my family. Let's hope that never happens but you never know.

    Sent from my ADR6300
  3. unit1069


    Oct 10, 2007
    So. Central US
    Yes, the whole point is to stop the attack as quickly and efficiently as possible so the best ammo is the one that functions most reliably and accurately in the gun.
  4. Kentguy


    Nov 22, 2010
    Kent, OH

    I live in NE Ohio area, and around here most people I know have summer carry ammo & winter carry ammo. Sounds weird but in February it can get into the minus figures, folks bundle up... good folks and bad folks! However in summer it can get up into the high 90's, people dress a bit differently then. I think you know where I'm heading with this.

    I just wanted to point out that in choosing CCW ammo; there are most definitely"other factors" to consider. My thoughts on “Home Defense” ammo are abit different, but not much.

    I know this may sound very elementary but almost as important as which ammo to use - you need to put enough rounds through your gun so that whatever gun/ammo you are using they are not strangers to you. You MUST know how those rounds are going to shoot in your gun of choice.

    Trust me... You have very little time to think/react when the s--t starts going down!
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012
  5. Blackshirt


    Mar 3, 2006
    Waldheim, LA
    Whether you are at the range, at home, or engaging a bad guy in a dark alley the rules are the same:
    All guns are always loaded
    Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target
    Be sure of your target and what is behind it
    Never allow your muzzle to cover anything you're not willing to destroy

    That said, use the best ammo you can find for the defense of yourself or others. If you cannot abide by the rules listed above, you should not possess a firearm.
  6. truetopath


    Nov 26, 2011
    I always carry the same ammo whether I'm home or away. It's Gold Dots for me. I like consistency and not having to worry about whether I grabbed the right mag or not.
  7. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    I think too much is made out of winter clothing issues. Choose a good JHP that works well in 4 denim layers & just carry that all year, problem solved.:dunno:
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  8. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

    Nov 14, 2010
    RFD NY Adks
    Just my opinion, based on my reading, and SOME testing in water jugs, but I have seen some of the HP's with smaller openings fail to expand, and over penetrate.

    I got good expansion from Gold Dots and they have a good reputation. I think Mas has recommended Gold Dots and Ranger T's.
  9. Teej


    Oct 16, 2008
    Matt, question, why are LEO's loaded with home defense ammo? Why should you be loaded any different?

    What is your shooting background? How much training have you had with a qualified instructor?
  10. Kentguy


    Nov 22, 2010
    Kent, OH
    I certainly cannot disagree with your thinking here, a good JHP like Gold Dot’s asADK_40GLKr has suggested, will in most all situations “take care of business”. My viewpoint comes from several discussions that I have had with individuals who have had to pull and fire their weapons in one crisis situation or another. I myself have had to pull (but not fire) my weapon in some thug’s botched attemptat breaking into my home.

    Only after you have gone through something like this and have had time to think/rethink the events do you start asking the questions concerning penetration, knock down power or what have you and over-penetration.

    Now let me throw a wrench into my own thinking here, my friend is a retired police detective from Columbus, Ohio and his input is not to over-think this issue of “over penetration” too much, because his experience has been that most would-be robbers/assailants are not going to confront you in a well lit, crowded environment so if that bullet goes clean through him and out the other end, most likely noone will be “down range” to be affected by it anyway.

    However if not for any other reason than my own conscious, I will still stick to my routine of changing bullets based on seasonal/clothing changes.

    Just my thoughts
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  11. John Rambo

    John Rambo Raven

    Feb 15, 2010
    Tampa, Fl.
    Home defense rounds?

    Home defense or concealed carry, the only thing that should be in your pistols are Speer Gold Dots or Corbon hollowpoints.
  12. Mc45


    Mar 14, 2012
    Ok here's my skewed thoughts if I'm eat hi. Tv at ight door bell rings I'm answering it with gun I hand concealed defense rounds as in my ccw rounds but if im sleeping And i have a neex i grab my 12 gauage #9 bird shot I do not want to penetrate walls and shoot a neighbor
  13. Mc45


    Mar 14, 2012
    Wow that was a bad post didn't get to finish or clean it up sorry. I keep my shotgun chambered with #9 bird shot for late Night intrusions otherwise my. Ccw golden saber or my federal hydra shock is good enough I do not
    Want to shoot in to a neighbors house I the middle of the night and possibly hit someone innocent
  14. Mc45


    Mar 14, 2012
    Again I'm sorry for the bad post I worked 12 hours and my two shots of brandy is working well good night all.
  15. Warp


    Jul 31, 2005
    Yes .
  16. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005

    I started with handguns in 1987 - I've taught civilians and police, shot in competition, had training from a wide variety of sources...
    ...this is the first time the issue of putting "home defense rounds" in a concealed carry gun has ever come up.

    Do some of you think there is a difference?:rofl:
  17. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    I hope there's something more potent in the magazine immediately after that load of #9. As I mentioned earlier, if it has the power to stop an attacker, it has enough power to tear through interior walls. The inverse is also true. #9 bird shot isn't even close to adequate for stopping 2 legged threats.

    Sent from the USS Sulaco, while nuking the site from orbit.
  18. NJDrew1


    Apr 15, 2012
    New Jersey
    Hornaday Critical Defense FTX here as well.
  19. Gnflorida


    Jan 29, 2012
    Please turn your firearms over immiaditly!! Cc rounds an HD are the same..point is to stop someone quickly..