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personal defense ammo recommendations

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by ldmtulsa, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. ldmtulsa

    ldmtulsa

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    Need some personal defense ammo recommendations from the experts.

    S/W 38 Chief Special snub nose
    Dan Wesson 357 mag snub nose
    Glock 36
     
  2. ross2004

    ross2004 Mark it zero!

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    From research I've done on .38 SPL, it seems that the short barrel version of Gold Dots are the most popular. Can't help you on the others.
     

  3. MURRAY

    MURRAY Millennium Member

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    I would load DPX for all three or ranger talon or SPGD
     
  4. BurkGlocker

    BurkGlocker Texas Redneck

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    38 Special: Gold Dot Short Barrel or Winchester PDX1
    357 Mag: Its a .357, ANYTHING WOULD WORK! :tongueout:
    .45 ACP: Winchester Ranger T-Series and if you can find them, Federal HST

    Burk
     
  5. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

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    Ranger 45 ammo is easier to find than the 45 HST. I have so much of the Ranger in stock that I have been tripping over it.
     
  6. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    Glock 36..... :supergrin:



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    Good shooting




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  7. BurkGlocker

    BurkGlocker Texas Redneck

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    Yeah, hotpig, I missed a comma, it shouldve read Winchester Ranger T-Series, and if you can find them, Federal HST. Hopefully soon I can take some of the Ranger off your hands in quantity.

    Burk
     
  8. Erich1B

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    I load my S&W 642 with Hornady 158gr. JHP XTP.
     
  9. JBP55

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    Gold Dot, HST, Ranger T.
     
  10. Deputydave

    Deputydave Millennium Member

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    .38 and/or .357 - The SB Gold Dot ammo has really received some excellent reviews in both of these calibers. Win PDX1 would also be a consideration. I spoke with one of their techs a couple of weeks ago about the function in a snubby. He stated that within 20 yards it would work great because, even with the velocity loss (about 100fps going from 4 to 2 inch barrel) it would still be within the window it was designed to expand at. The PDX1 is rated at 950fps out of a 4 inch test barrel, so approx. 850fps is really about the same as the GDSB ammo.

    .45 - Again, GDSB or the PDX1 stuff should be fine. Either gives you enough weight to be able to penetrate to vitals with reliabel expansion.
     
  11. Glolt20-91

    Glolt20-91

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    Hornady's 125gr FTX is a comfortable shoot out of a snub nose and it doesn't clog up going through thick outer clothing.

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    Bob :cowboy:
     
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  12. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    I carry whatever the local LEO's carry, currently 200g GDHP in .45, 124g +P HST or 147g GDHP in 9mm.
     
  13. Patrick Murphy

    Patrick Murphy

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    For my .38 Smith snub-nose, I use CorBon Pow'R Ball.
     
  14. Jim S.

    Jim S.

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    My 36 loves the Corbon 185g +P DPX.
    It told me so.