Originally Posted by stash247
And, while I'm sure this will start some debate, in a 2" revolver, at household/defensive distances, my ammo choice is a 140 gr flush seated wadcutter, right out of the target ammo box; full caliber hole, minimal recoil and flash= maximum results!
Stash, why that load? I won't argue about its effectiveness, but wouldn't the old "Chicago" or "FBI" load serve the same purpose but serve it even better? A 158 grain lead hollow-point semi-wadcutter +P is a proven combo, and you might even get some expansion out of that lead bullet at close range. Personally, I prefer the new Speer 135 grain +P Gold Dot that is designed specifically to expand and penetrate reliably from a 2" snubbie. Some are calling it the "short barrel" load, and so far, the stats look very promising. Please understand, I'm not disparaging your choice; it's a reasonably good one and I suspect at close range you are going to get substantial bullet deformation with it, which is always a plus.