Thread: DRT Ammo, anyone ever used it?
Been looking at DRT ammo http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/AMM4631-5.html
it's sopposed to expell all the energy on target with no over penetration. It's kinda pricey but looks promising to use in my main carry weapon. Anyone have any experience with this ammo? Any input would be good, thanks!
Nemo Me Impune Lacesset
Last edited by DTD2; 05-10-2011 at 10:11 AM. Reason: see above
DRT could often and many times means Dead Right There.
I understand in this case it refers to Dynamic Research Technologies
but a Liberal Prosecuting Attorney could put a real nasty spin on things
and totally change the outlook of the direction you want your self defense
case to go.
My own thoughts are to error on the side of caution and use what your local
LEO's are using.
*NOTE: No Longer under the tyranny of Milwaukee County.
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It's just another brand of expanding ammo. Anything promising massively higher performance than regular high-end defensive ammo (golden saber, XTP, ranger, ranger XST, etc) is most likely a gimmick. For an example of a gimmic, see "extreme shock" ammo.
I can't say I've heard of them, but I'll stick with Hornady.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)
If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor
I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
I like the ranger line, due to the bonded jacket. I have a few boxes of them in .40, the round does have full power, and does expand well. At the same time, for protection, I tend to use cor-bon pow'rball. The ball helps feed faster, and jam free. The .45 has REAL power, and expands so good it freaks me out. If I had the money, my Kimber would only eat cor-bon. Yum.
Edit; I guess if this DRT was as good as it tells us it is, we would all be on it.
Last edited by AaronS; 01-23-2011 at 11:47 AM.
Tried sum out in .40, ran 50 rounds thru my Beretta 90-2. 6 Jammed(maybe the cold, but I doubt it),7 were FTF's, and 2 had no bullets in them at all(The actual bullets were on the bottom of the box), so I got two expensive brass casings. That and the bullets themselves looked like they had been sitting in a damp basement for a few years. Aside from the few problems,the ones that made it thru the barrel did do massive damage to a pork shoulder I used to shoot @, as well as obliterating a few watermelons and Jello filled milk jugs . Long story short, this is NOT self defense ammo,I can think of a few better ways to burn $33. It's a damn shame because I had high hopes for this round, but alas it did not live up to my expectations. DRT, eh...more like DIRT
Last edited by Landose_theghost; 01-23-2011 at 01:03 PM.
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All the talk about which ammo to use makes me think about the Tucson shooting. I assume but have not heard either way that he used WWB bought from Wal-Mart. He fired around 30 rounds. The result was 6 dead and 14 injured, several seriously. Some victims were hit more than once. I know it is not something polite to bring up but I consider that a pretty good measure of effectiveness for that type bullet. Maybe we should be thankful that he wasn't using black talons.