What is your preferred self defense caliber and ammo?

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  • SIG_Fiend

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    As the title says, what defensive caliber and ammo do you prefer? For a carry gun, home defense, out and about on your property, etc. Over the past year I've tried out quite a few different types such as Hydrashocks, Gold Dots, Black Hills, etc. I usually keep my P220 45acp loaded with Corbon PowRBall 165gr. The rounds are rated at, 1225fps (out of a 5" barrel, so a bit less with my 4.4"), and 550ft/lbs as advertised by Corbon. I really like these rounds. The round nose design, thanks to the polymer ball cap, really seems to aid in feeding. In some of the 9mm guns I have or have had the PowRBalls seemed to cure any feeding issues I've had in other brand open nose JHP's.

    For 9mm I've really taken a liking to Corbon's conventional JHP design in addition to the PowRBalls. The 90gr is rated at 1500fps (4" barrel I believe), and 450ft/lbs. Though the only 9mm I have at the moment won't feed any JHP's (haven't tried the PowRBalls on it yet though).
     

    SIG_Fiend

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    Here are some pics of the respective ammo I mentioned above:

    Corbon Pow R Ball 165gr 45acp

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    Corbon 9mm 90gr

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    One nice little feature that is very obvious in both of these calibers is that Corbon does a good job at providing a pretty substantial extra crimp to prevent bullet setback.
     

    LHB1

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    .45 ACP, 230 gr, HP. Currently carrying Win brand but almost any major brand in this configuration will do the job.

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB
     
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