What's in the Clip(cylinder)?

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

  1. Kahr

    Kahr New Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Covington, GA.
    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

    wolfgang2000 New Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    Mountain Grove MO.
  4. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    I carry 230 grain hydrashoks in my .45.
  5. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
    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

    Jan 27, 2006
    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

    Nov 8, 2005
    Covington, GA.
  8. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    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

    Neil New Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    Stanwood washington
    I'll have either Speer Gold Dots, or Cor Bon PowRballs. in my 1911.
  10. Roughrdr

    Roughrdr Member

    May 16, 2004
    North Carolina
    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

    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

    stash247 New Member

    Oct 18, 2003
    Central Texas
    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

    Jan 12, 2006
    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

    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
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