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    Hollow Points

    Are hollow points illegal in pa? Bc I wanna buy them if you can carry them in ur gun.
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    There are no restrictions on hollow points in PA.

    You may buy, possess, load, carry shoot, reload...

    No restrictions. And generally a better idea than FMJ for defense, as a hedge against over penetration.
    While many claim to support the right to keep and bear arms, precious few support the practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
    There are no restrictions on hollow points in PA.

    You may buy, possess, load, carry shoot, reload...

    No restrictions. And generally a better idea than FMJ for defense, as a hedge against over penetration.
    what would be a good brand to get for hollow points?
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    Federal HST
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch00 View Post
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    what grain would it be?
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    124 gr or 147 gr or the Federal Hydra-Shok in the same weight would be good.
    My first choice would be the lighter bullets. In a short barrel the 147 would probably
    go deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch00 View Post
    124 gr or 147 gr or the Federal Hydra-Shok in the same weight would be good.
    My first choice would be the lighter bullets. In a short barrel the 147 would probably
    go deep.
    thanks, which one is the lighter bullets? and can you buy them in stores? so 147 for a 3.8 barrel? and what caliber? the bullets i have in now are Federal 9mm Luger is it Federal Hydra-Shok JHP?
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    what do you plan on carrying them in, and what is your recoil tolerance? when i carry a 9mm, which isn't often, i generally carry 124 grain Fedral HST, Winchester Rangers, or Remington Golden Sabres. Hornady makes specialized ammo for short barreled guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahwarrior72 View Post
    what do you plan on carrying them in, and what is your recoil tolerance? when i carry a 9mm, which isn't often, i generally carry 124 grain Fedral HST, Winchester Rangers, or Remington Golden Sabres. Hornady makes specialized ammo for short barreled guns.
    i will be carrying them in my Springfield XDM 3.8 9mm, im not sure the recoil tolerance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Brady III View Post
    i will be carrying them in my Springfield XDM 3.8 9mm, im not sure the recoil tolerance.
    the 3.8 is the compact, right? i'd carry nothing lighter than 124 grain rounds; 115 grain tend to be a little snappier, which can affect accuracy, and quick sighting, especially in a compact. but then again, you might have big meaty hands, and not feel athing. try buying a bunch of different types of rounds, and see what you like shooting best; that's how i settled on 124 grain rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahwarrior72 View Post
    the 3.8 is the compact, right? i'd carry nothing lighter than 124 grain rounds; 115 grain tend to be a little snappier, which can affect accuracy, and quick sighting, especially in a compact. but then again, you might have big meaty hands, and not feel athing. try buying a bunch of different types of rounds, and see what you like shooting best; that's how i settled on 124 grain rounds.
    Yea it's a compact
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch00 View Post
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    Hydra Shocks may have been the best you could get 10 years ago, but today there are much better options.

    Here's two:

    1- Remington Golden Saber bonded

    And

    2- Winchester Ranger.

    Both of the above are carried by the top Federal and State law enforcement agencies and have proven to perform the best in real world defensive shootings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaylen View Post
    Well, I don't know that who was Thomas Jefferson.
    But I don't like his quotation "Let your gun ...".
    Would you like to agree with me!
    I think the gun must be given up if we want peace.
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    Aaah, the voice of dissension - try some gas relief.

    You may freely give up your gun and anything else which is yours to give - do not presume to reach for mine. It is not yours to give.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaylen View Post
    Well, I don't know that who was Thomas Jefferson.
    But I don't like his quotation "Let your gun ...".
    Would you like to agree with me!
    I think the gun must be given up if we want peace.
    regards
    I haven't been on this site all that long, but do you get a lot of these posters? I wonder about his/her location because of his/her use of English and if he/she doesn't "know that who was Thomas Jefferson", lol.

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    Well, I don't know that who was Thomas Jefferson.
    But I don't like his quotation "Let your gun ...".
    Would you like to agree with me!
    I think the gun must be given up if we want peace.
    regards
    This reads like it was ran through a translator program of some sort. It is conceivably possible that someone of foreign decent has emmigrated to PA and has decided to practice their newfound right to self defense. In my book, the right to keep and bear arms is for everyone, regardless of whether or not they are fluent in English.

    The fact that they don't know who Thomas Jefferson was, yet don't like his quotation is a little troubling.

    How can you NOT know someone, yet have an opinion on their quotations at the same time?

    Kind of like me saying, "I have no clue who John Wayne is, but I liked him in Rio Bravo." If I don't know who he is, how do I know what movies he was in?

    If the OP doesn't know "that who was Thomas Jefferson"....

    ...how is he able to form an opinion of his quotation?

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