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    While either out and about OC'ing what ammo do you typically carry? do you have a preference or switch out?

    Im personally carrying either (if i remember right) 135g. hollow points or glasser safety slugs.
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    165gr Cor-Bon. Lots of speed, with plenty of weight behind it.

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    9mm 124gr +P Winchester PDX1. Developed for the FBI as their standard issue round, the successor to the famous Talons.

    I also like the Federal Expanding FMJ rounds when I can find them.
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    For my Rossi, I use a .357125 gr jacketed hydra shok.

    Back in the days when I hunted, I killed a black bear with it. She weighed 215 lbs field dressed. (gutted) When I skinned her out, I found a 13 in. Jello spot just behind the shoulder. So, I guess its an adequate round.
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    40 S&W Fiocchi 165 gr. Jacketed Hollow Point
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    40 grain Hornaday V-Max, 21 rounds in one clip for my FN 5.7 (I'm in Oregon, lawfullly loaded most of the time). Don't be fooled. At 1700 FPS at the muzzle, those 40 grainers will do the job and the muzzle flash/noise looks and sounds like a cannon.

    I "switch out" when I head to Cali for business or to visit family and carry 9mm Winchester Silver tips (125 grain I think), 12 of them in one clip. It's a pre high cap ban weapon, one of the first "factory undercover ready" autos (S&W 469) with standard clip that I purchased when I lived in Cali so exempt from the high cap ban per 12020.b.23
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    9mm 185gr +P hydrashocks.

    I assume they would have some decent stopping power.
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    230-grain FMJ ball ammo. Just like JMB intended.

    Check out http://esmeralda.cc/ for exotic grips like mine
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    Corbon 135 grain in .40 or 185 grain Remington Golden Sabres in .45.

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    speer gold dot 165gr .40

    i still gotta find the 180gr .40
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    Rich Keagy wrote:
    230-grain FMJ ball ammo. Just like JMB intended.

    Check out http://esmeralda.cc/ for exotic grips like mine
    Ditto, just like Grand Dad did.

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    dirtykoala wrote:
    i still gotta find the 180gr .40
    WalMart white box?

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    Rich Keagy wrote:
    230-grain FMJ ball ammo. Just like JMB intended.
    JMB was working under military guidelines that required adherence to international agreements.

    FMJ has a proven tendency to over-penetrate. Much smarter to use performance or defense specific ammo.

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    Rich Keagy wrote:
    230-grain FMJ ball ammo. Just like JMB intended.

    Check out http://esmeralda.cc/ for exotic grips like mine
    She has some nice grips. Didn't get to the pistol grips. I'll check later.
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    I dont understand why anyone would NOT carry hollowpoint for urban self defense.

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    Very true...
    Usually I think of what I'm shooting at...

    Perp: hollow points or hydrashocks.
    Game: ballistic tip fmj rounds.
    Thin metal: solid fmj rounds.
    Thicker-than-a-car-door metal: steel core fmj *evil grin*

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    I dont understand why anyone would NOT carry hollowpoint for urban self defense.
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    definately HOLLOW POINTS. use the cheaper stuff for target practice.

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    Massad Ayoob recommends carrying whatever the local PD or Sheriff's Department carry. That way you could never be smeared by an anti-self-defense DA or civil attorney for carrying "cop killer" bullets if you should ever have to use your weapon in defense of your life.
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    Well I'm in trouble on that one if I have a problem in Oregon (safe in Cali as I have 20 round mags and can't take my primary to Cali).

    I carry the FN 5.7 which the brady bunch has labeled as "a cop killing gun with armor piercing capability".

    They neglect to mention that it's only armor piercing with armor piercing ammo which civillians can't purchase. That's okay though, they're going the way of the dodo bird with their string of failures.
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    JHPs are engineered to penetrate 10" - 16" with the FBI benchmark being 12". Even that carries some over penetration risk. FMJ penetrates 25" - 30". That's the bad guy, the guy behind him, and grandma down the street. Please reconsider FMJs for anything other target practice.

    Rich Keagy wrote:
    230-grain FMJ ball ammo. Just like JMB intended.

    Check out DEFENSOR wrote:
    Rich Keagy wrote:
    230-grain FMJ ball ammo. Just like JMB intended.

    Check out http://esmeralda.cc/ for exotic grips like mine
    Ditto, just like Grand Dad did

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    IMO and from everything I've seen on ballistics tests, Gold Dots are the round to beat. But I'm more than comfortable with WWB 230 JHPs. Basically any current production JHP will work if you point it in the right direction.

    Bonded JHPs stand out in their ability to cross glass and wood barriers without the jacket separating. JHPs with duller faces (such as the GDJHP) seem to plug less often when penetrating heavy clothing.

    General guideline is to carry factory loads at least marketed to LE if not used by local LE. I would add to that list rounds sold at Walmart that are marked for personal defense. And for the love of all that is holy, don't use FMJs as defensive rounds.

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    inbox485 wrote:
    IMO and from everything I've seen on ballistics tests, Gold Dots are the round to beat. But I'm more than comfortable with WWB 230 JHPs. Basically any current production JHP will work if you point it in the right direction.

    Bonded JHPs stand out in their ability to cross glass and wood barriers without the jacket separating. JHPs with duller faces (such as the GDJHP) seem to plug less often when penetrating heavy clothing.

    General guideline is to carry factory loads at least marketed to LE if not used by local LE. I would add to that list rounds sold at Walmart that are marked for personal defense. And for the love of all that is holy, don't use FMJs as defensive rounds.
    Have been reconsidering my type of carry ammo since reading related posts.Isee that there is no room for nostalgia in my selection of an effectiveround without being irresponsibleabout an overpenetration scenario that could be avoided

    What is a bullet weight for those gold dot JHPs?

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    wewd wrote:
    Massad Ayoob recommends carrying whatever the local PD or Sheriff's Department carry. That way you could never be smeared by an anti-self-defense DA or civil attorney for carrying "cop killer" bullets if you should ever have to use your weapon in defense of your life.
    +1 Me too. I'll carry whatever the fellows in blue are carrying. In my case that is factory 230 gr JHP. :-) I don't need +P.

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    i like the speer gold dot 124 gr +P bonded HP

    see video.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcwaMwB13Gg

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    .40 S&W Hydra-Shok JHP

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