Perfect hollow point for self defense?

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by Boozecoon, Mar 15, 2017.

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    Boozecoon New Member

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    Sounds excellent! Hope you like them. Thanks for the reply ~joe
     
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    I agree that there is no such thing as 'the perfect hollow point' bullet in a handgun. No matter who makes them, hollow points will fail to expand at some point in time. The problem is bullet speed. Handguns just don't produce enough bullet speed to make expansion happen every time. I've seen videos of Critical Duty, and Critical Defense bullets fail to expand. If the bullet fails to expand, you simply have a solid bullet. And if bullet speed is high enough, say in 9mm, or .357, you get over penetration!
     
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    Thank you everyone for your reply. I love seeing, and hearing all thoughts and opinions.
     
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    Running Federal HST LE 124gr 9mm myself. I would like to shoot some ballistics gel with them out of my P938. Just haven't made the trip down to where I can buy gelatin cheap yet.
     
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    Diffrent guns like diffrent rounds. What works in one won't work as well in anouther.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I will add that the same bullet will not perform the same in different weights and speeds. I carry the 230g hydrashoks and they perform wonderfully in my 1911. I have shot quite a few pigs with them and have been satisfied with the results. My buddy ordered us some and he ended up getting the 185g +P. Since I had them, I used them. When I shot pigs with them, I noticed I would have to use more rounds to drop the pigs than I did with the 230g. I know that shot placement could have affected these results and I did not take any statistics, so it is not a definitive piece of information. These pigs were usually all on the run at various distances and sometimes I was even chasing them down in the kawasaki mule and shooting out of the front or sides. I did shoot quite a few less with the 185 +P. I only had a few boxes of them.

    Bottom line is that I am more comfortable with the larger slower hydrashoks because my experience is that they perform better. Carry what you are comfortable with, but realize they all perform slightly different.
     
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