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Your choice for Personal Defense bullet

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by LittlestoneAmmo, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    People are pretty soft. I see no need for fancy tungsten carbide spear implanted bullets to kill them. A nice Goldensaber at 1050 fps will do quite nicely and i can buy them legally and locally.

    Those 'hi density' bullets sound like AP for police and military applications. I dont know of too many crack addicts that rob people for a living being able to afford, or have the sense to wear for that matter, full body armor.
  2. oldpapps

    oldpapps New Member

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    Only asked about pistols, so:

    155 gr Hornady XTP for my 40S&W
    cast 200 gr SWC for my 45ACP

    Although not a 'Personal Defense' round, I load 240 gr JHPs in my 44Mag. The load is (1) for a revolver and (2) has excessive recoil for fast follow ups.

    OSOK
  3. Dennis C

    Dennis C New Member

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    I like the Hornady critical defense ammo for either my 9mm or my .357...
    prefer 3" magnum 00 buckshot for my shotgun.
  4. cpttango30

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    I carry in my 1911 185gr Speer Gold Dots. but I want to try some of that new Zombie Max ammo.
  5. 10 Spot Terminator

    10 Spot Terminator New Member

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    Dont like the thought of possibly spending my hard earned money ( of which I have little of ) on a lawyer for having shot some jerk with a handload so have opted for the Federal Hydra Shok in my .357 and Winchester Silver Tips in my .41 Mag. Plenty bad juju for bad guys ,,,
  6. marlin795

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    Hornady .45 colt 250gr. FTX. amazing round.
  7. sting75ray

    sting75ray Well-Known Member

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    I still have a few of the good old Winchester Black Talon rounds.
  8. the wolf

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    I used factory load 158 gr HP gold dots for my 357 and the 41 mag which factory load of 210 fedral HP. I dont know you know this or not.. using factory load for SD loads will protect your life when comes to police questions and anti gun lawyers. they will try to pin you down for handloads are not "clean killing" ....etc... which Iwas told by someone..
  9. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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    I use 158 grn Hornady XTP ® bullets in my 357 and the wifes 38.

    And I don't worry about carrying handloads for PD either.
  10. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

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    My preference based upon shooting it out of my 9mm carry gun:

    Federal 124gr Hydra-shok JHP
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    Remington 124 gr Golden Saber JHP
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011
  11. mikld

    mikld Active Member

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    Sound like that round will dispatch the bad guy and put a hole in Aunty Em over in the next block. I never considered "over penetration" until I had an accidental discharge out in my shed. 44 Magnum, 265 grain Ranch Dog bullet over a medium load of Blue Dot went through one wall of 1/2 plywood, two thicknesses of alum siding, another plywood wall, 3 long sleeve Cabelas shirts, one closet door, two interior walls (I believe it's 1/4 paneling), a decorative screen (4 thicknesses fabric, 2 plys HD cardboard), another closet door, a 1/2" Oak plaque, another wall and stopped in a 2x4 stud. I'll stick with my full wadcutters if I ever plan to shoot indoors....
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011
  12. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    No kiddn. thats a pretty real fact mik. I dont think some folks take penetration into account at all when they select bullets and cartridges for self defense.
  13. myfriendis410

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    The best home defense round IMO is a load of #6's out of either a 12 or 20 gauge pump gun. It won't go through drywall and at bedroom distances it's gonna be attention-getting. Besides; the shotgun makes a much better club than a handgun.
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