What's in the Clip(cylinder)?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Kahr, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Kahr

    Kahr New Member

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    I was just wondering what everyone carries in their CCW. I'm sure this has been asked before but it can't hurt to bring back up. At any rate I just purchased a S&W 5906 9mm a few weeks back and started carrying that, I know not very concealed. At any rate I use the 15 round clip. I carry a shotshell in the chamber followed by 10 135 grain Hydrashok ending with 5 135 grain FMJs. Go ahead and make fun of the shotshell everyone does but I figure if I hit someone with the shotshell and they would rather run off instead of making me put a couple of hydras center mass it saves me the trouble of killing someone. But anyway what do you guys load up?
  2. S&W 637: Speer 135 grain Gold Dot "short barrel."

    Glock 33: Corbon 115 grain JHP .357 Sig

    Sig P-230: Corbon 90 grain .380 JHP

    Glock 30 and Taurus PT-745: Speer 185 grain Gold Dot.
  3. wolfgang2000

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  4. Country101

    Country101 Active Member

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    I carry 230 grain hydrashoks in my .45.
  5. JohnK3

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    I carry Cor-Bon 185gr. +P in the 1911.

    The CZ75 gets 115gr. Cor-bon +P for the wife's carry piece.
  6. scudrunner

    scudrunner New Member

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    I carry 90gr Hydro's in my .380 P3 Kel-Tec, it really likes 'em.

    I use Corbon 125gr JHP's (1425fps) 564fp/lbs .357Sig in my Sig P229.

    And 165gr Federal EFMJ .40S&W in my Sig Pro 2340.
  7. Kahr

    Kahr New Member

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  8. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Minn-eeee-sota, ya, sure, you bet!
    Depends on what I'm carrying.....

    LW Commander - .45ACP 230 gr. Hydra-Shoks

    Full-sized 1911 (Pin Gun) - .45ACP 255 gr. Handloads

    Smith Model 49 Bodyguard - .38 Spl. 158 gr. Remington +P Lead Hollow Point

    Colt Detective Spl. - .38 Spl. 158 gr. Remington +P Lead Hollow Point

    Llama IIIA (Mini-1911) - .380ACP - 90 gr. Hydra-Shoks
  9. Neil

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    I'll have either Speer Gold Dots, or Cor Bon PowRballs. in my 1911.
  10. Roughrdr

    Roughrdr New Member

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    The 44 I keep in the bedroom has a load of Black Talons in it.

    Everything else, I can't keep track without looking thru my load books as alsmost all of them have one reloadd or another.
  11. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Depends on what I'm carrying but:

    .380auto - Win. 85gr Silvertip HP
    .38spl - Speer 125gr Gold Dot HP
    .357mag - Fed. 125gr. Hi-Shok HP
    .40S&W - Fed. 155gr. Hydra-Shok HP
  12. stash247

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    Kahr, all:
    If that shot shell on top will cycle the action reliably, which I doubt, you will be stunned by the performance of it, "up close and personal".
    It hits as hard as a solid bullet of the same weight, and becomes a 'surgeon's nightmare', for the recipient.
    The local Law are issued Speer shot shells for animal control, putting down injured animals, and the like, here, and they speak highly of the performance of the round.
    They won't cycle my compact Colt auto, but are the round of choice, first shot, in my revolvers.
    The rest of the story is Gold Dot. Accurate enough, with excellent terminal performance.
  13. I agree, Stash. It's hard to beat the Gold Dots for dependable performance. In the .38 Special, Speer's new "short barrel" 135 grain Gold Dot loading is simply outstanding. Since I carry a .38 snubbie quite often, this makes me much more comfortable.
  14. thunderstruck507

    thunderstruck507 New Member

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    Hydra shocks in my .357 mag and speedloader next to the bed

    4 rounds of 00 in my new 12guage Moss. 9200 with 18" barrell under the bed

    cheap FMJ in the clips to my 9mm Hi point
  15. tex45acp

    tex45acp New Member

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    230gr. Hydrashoks in all my .45acp pistols. Federal 180gr. in my .357mag. 147gr. Hydrashoks in my one and only 9mm and 240gr. handloads in my .41mags. :D
  16. Glockgod

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    In the Glock 19 124 Hydra- Shocks, in the 26 147 Silvertips,in the Kel-Tec 380 PMC 90gr JHP. Which one do I carry most? The 380.
  17. denfoote

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    I have ten 7.62X39 rounds in my (stripper) clip(s), for my SKS. ;)

    I have five Speer Gold Dot 158gr .357MAG screamers in the cylinder of my Taurus M605.

    I have five Federal 110gr .38spl lead pills in my Taurus M85SSUL.

    Currently, I have no MAGAZINES loaded for any of my autoloaders, but if I did, they would be 230gr Federal Hydroshoks, .45acp. :eek:
  18. Enzo_Guy

    Enzo_Guy New Member

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    I don't carry a handgun because CCW is hard to get in Maryland, but I do keep 3 shotguns for home defense

    Savage double .410: Remington #8
    Charles Daly semiauto 20-gauge: Winchester #8
    Winchester Model 37 single 12-gauge: Winchester slug

    The .410 is my most-accessible and first choice in home defense. It's quick to load in a hurry and unload on an intruder, I don't typically keep the Charles Daly loaded but if I had the time to load it I would take it over my .410 just because of shell capacity. I also keep the Winchester with a slug in it, I live in a rural area so if the intruder wasn't dropped in 2 .410 shells then he may escape, but the land around my house is open field for 50 yards in all directions so a 12-gauge slug could get my point across quite nicely.
  19. southernshooter

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    Hornady Tap 200grFPD in my .45
    Black Talon in my .45
  20. omegapd

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    200g Gold Dots in my .44 Bulldog
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