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Non-Hollowpoint Defensive Ammo?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by carbon_15, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. carbon_15

    carbon_15 1*

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    I have a Sig P6 that will be occupying the role of glove-box gun. Problem is it wont feed JHP's. I'm looking for some defensive ammo more effective than ball that will feed. Probly going to try Cor-Bon Powerball and Federal Expanding FMJ. Anyone have any feedback on this ammo, or other suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Jason
     
  2. Reb 56

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    Either one will feed in your Pistol in my opinion the Federal will probably penetrate a bit deeper than the Powerball. Both will expand.
     

  3. RacingGLOCK35

    RacingGLOCK35 Iceman Killeth

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    RBCD Ammunition - look up the test videos on youtube, I carry it in all of my defensive weapons.
     
  4. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

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    My vote would be for Corbon's Pow'RBall over the Fed EFMJ because of it's rounded FMJ profile.
     
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    BigFelipe BeenQuietTilNow

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    +1 for the corbon
     
  6. Novocaine

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    Thing with a car gun is that you might have to use it to shoot into another car. I'd just load it with FMJs. +P type, if the gun likes it.
     
  7. J. Parker

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    Save your money and just stoke it with 9mm FMJ ammo. True, I live in the boonies but my house gun is a G21 with a tac-light and 230gr FMJ ammo. When I walk my dogs down my country road my USP40 is stoked with 165gr FMJ ammo. The calibre corner....ie, what calibre? When? Where? What grain? Has become a total frogshow. Fact is, you don't need a hollowpoint bullet in ALL situations.
     
  8. harleyfx69

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    but they are helpful in a lot of situations ..

    i prefer something that expands and goes thru a target ..

    instead of just going thru the target
     
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    The Sig P6 is too nice to be a glovebox gun, I'd personally try to get that gun fixed to shoot hollowpoints like it should.
     
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    I've seen P6's that were beat to s**t. If you've got a $350 P6 it qualifies for a truck gun.
     
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    Yeah but maybe not. Maybe you hit a bone and need a FMJ to get
    throught a shoulder blade or something.
    You use Hollowpoints then penetration suffers.
    All this stuff is so "what if", you might as well use what the gun likes.
    Ordinarily I would agree with you and choose a JHP, but if I had a gun
    that only liked FMJ, then that is the diet it would eat and I would feel
    secure at least the gun should work.
     
  12. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

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    Why don't you keep a good JHP in the chamber and some flat nosed FMJ rounds in the mag? Simple solution.:cool:
     
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    Critical defense won't feed any better than a normal hollow point. PowerBall is the way to go. It is designed to feed like ball and expand violently in flesh.
     
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    Graves Diesel Junky

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    Have you tried XTP's?
     
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    How about getting another gun instead?
    I wouldn't count on a tool which give me a reliability headache.:dunno:
     
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    Have you tried Golden Sabre? They seem to function most reliably in firearms that have difficulty feeding HP's.
     
  18. Mwinter

    Mwinter I'm MilkMan Dan

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    124gr Golder Saber, 115gr Federal 9BP/9BPLE, Magtech solid copper HP.....all of these have worked in 'finicky' and/or older milsurp firearms I've owned. A $50 polish job on your barrel/ramp could also help.

    PowRBall and the 105gr Federal PD EMFJ do not the penetration I want for open-air scenarios....if it's a 'truck gun', you might need the bullet to not only enter someone else's car, but leave through your own door or windshield to do the job.
     
  19. David_Ely

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    I can see the usefulness of FMJs in a 'glove box' gun if you need to shoot a car jacker thru a window or windshield. If I were to use FMJs in a defense gun though, I'd want the caliber to start with a 4. As they say "A 9mm might expand but a .45 won't shrink".
     
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    Am I missing something here, why is it acceptable that your gun wont feed HPs. Ranger T Series and Remi Golden Sabres are nice feeding HPs

    I would work on finding out whats wrong with your gun, not finding out which type of ammo will feed in your gun as is. Have you talked to sig