Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by albrosm, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. albrosm

    albrosm New Member

    Apr 3, 2005
    what kind of ammo would you say would be good for a self defense,
  2. Neil

    Neil New Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    Stanwood washington
    I used Speer GOLD Dots when I carried my .38. they are a jacketed Hollow Point. Well tested ammo. I think anything but ball ammo is good, I carry Cor-Bon Pow'r'balls and Speer Gold Dots in my .45.I think any thing that will efficiently exchange the engergy with expantion and not over penetrate should suffice.
    I'm sure a avid .357 shooter will come along and give some better advice than mine so hang in there :D

  3. JJMilmore

    JJMilmore New Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    I keep Federal 158 Grain .357 Hydra-shok JHP rounds in my S&W 840.
  4. mspears

    mspears New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    Conover, NC
    I have my CCW and carry a Ruger SP101, 2 1/4" barrel loaded with Remington .357 125 grain SJHP. Old round but has a great history on the street. Other rounds equally as good or possibly better: Federal 125 grain Classic JHP (old round also, but with a good street record). CorBon 125 JHP's also enjoy a good reputation. Newer rounds with fewer street results, but have a high potential as SD rounds are Corbon Powerball and DPX as well as Federal 135 Hydrashoks. If Self Defense is your goal, then ANY of the above shouldn't let you down if you do your part.
    Last edited: May 2, 2005
  5. 155gunner

    155gunner New Member

    May 15, 2005
    I like the 125 gr. JHP.