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What's your go-to defensive ammo?

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by The.Other.Jared, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. birddog

    birddog trippin triggers

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    45 ACP Fed Premium 165gr Hydroshock. Old school, but it works. Good expansion, penetration and consistency.

    Shot quite a bit of 45, 40, and 9 on uncle sugars nickle. There may be better on the shelf but I tend to stick with what I know.
     


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  2. Fishin4guns

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    Federal HST or Hornaday XTP in 380, 9mm, and 40, also 00 and No4 Buck in addition for home defense.
     
  3. mroper

    mroper Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    9mm Black talons or Federal 124 gr Hydra-shok hst
     
  4. FireInTheWire

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    Hornady American Gunner, 9mm, XTP-JHP, 115 Grain
     
  5. birddog

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    Interesting thread.

    Gonna order some new ammo and ballistics gel to do some test driving.
     
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  6. unicom

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    I use manly hornady critical defense. I just like there ammo


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  7. 45tex

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    When I carried for a living it was Hydra Shok only.
    As the years pass it's the sales guy who says. Try this I hear its good stuff and lookey here it costs a fortune.
    I only found the 380 EZ because a friend gave me a new box of HST for Christmas. I didn't have the heart to say I've never kept a 380 for more than a few months before losing money on it in some stupid trade.
    How come the ballistics of 9mm have improved so much that many shortsighted police departments dumped the 40S&W? And every other caliber has been set back 29 years by the ability to shoot someone16 times. my favorite news quote paraphrased "67 rounds were fired, 2 by the suspect and 65 by law enforcement. Nobody was hit. The suspect is still at large." The 9mm luger, the best one magazine man stopper round ever
     
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  8. birddog

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    Hydro gets the job done. No doubt about it. Magic bullets, magic shotgun shells for ducks..... marketing gimmicks and a waste of money.

    Having seen the effects of 45 and 9 on humans up close and personal, no way in hades I’d risk my life with a 9 unless it was in a confined space with a FA or burst capable MP5 or similar. I roll with what I know.

    Fallacy of center mass is another issue.
     
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  9. 45tex

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    It 's all marketing Hydra Shok, not Hydro. Had something to do with the little post in the hollow point rather then the liquid inside the target. Massad Ayoob did research and shot some cows in the brain with them. In the late 80's he proclaimed them the number one single shot man stopper in .45acp. This was the era when you still heard from many that they carried ball ammo "cause if its good nuff for Uncle Sam, its good enough for me."
     
  10. IT4me

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    to date federal, but am looking at the Sig V-Crown
     


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