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    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!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LR Yote 312 View Post
    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.

    LR Yote
    I think the time is right to stop being afraid of lawyers.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anmut View Post
    I think the time is right to stop being afraid of lawyers.
    Ditto.
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    I can't say I've heard of them, but I'll stick with Hornady.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amaixner View Post
    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.
    What I love to see are the rounds that come in the little six packs. Like $2 round for weak 9mm, what a joke. That "extreme shock" is a good one also. I ran a box of them in .45, and the rounds are extremely shocking, no power...
    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.
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    Angry Drt=junk!!!!

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTD2 View Post
    ETA never heard of it. Couldnt research it due to being at work and their network restrictions and timeouts prevented me from finishing my statement.

    Witnessed ballistic gel testing of the "new" federal HST round in 9mm, .45 and .40. Only a minute measurable distance between the three rounds. Good expansion of the round. The price is right at around $25 for a box of 50 (at Somar's in Muskego).

    Rumor is, from a Sheriff's armorer, that Federal will be discontinueing all other lines of LE munnitions and fully backing the HST.


    Use the highest quality round you can afford, that groups well for your weapon and shooting style.
    I also use HST. Very accurate, great expansion and weight retention

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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.

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