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Staggering

Citizen

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openryan wrote:
Wondering who here staggers their ammunition, and what it is they are staggering, and why?

Oh! Staggering ammunition! I get it now.

I thought this was going to be a thread about drinking and guns. :)



If you mean alternate types of bullets or cartridges in the magazine, I have. When I had an autoI kept two Glaser safety slugs on top. One in the chamber and the second, next in line. I figured my greatest likelihood wasa situation where I wouldn't be shooting through barriers initially. (I later learned that Glasers will break up quick when they hit thebad guy'sgun-holding extended forearm, thus not penetrating to vitals.)

When I get a shotgun for home defense, I'll probably have twobuckshot shells firstin line, then alternate slug and buckshot.

Currently I carryall Corbon DPX (all-copper hollow-point Barnes bullets).According to two ballistics test reports not published by the factory, the .38 Spl +P has good penetration and reliable expansion. So, no staggering. If I can find a premium defensive load with reliable 110 gr hollow-points in .357 mag., I may leave a couple +P's first in line, and load the rest in the .357 mag.
 

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Buckshot birdshot buckshot birdshot etc. Ima getcha with something when I wake up all groggyfrom my ankle biters barking!
 

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In my XD 45 I carry a Ranger SXT in the pipe and as the first rnd in the mag. The rest of the mag is staggered between the SXT and Corbon DPX.
 

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In My G20, 135gn Nosler JHP, 175gn JHP,135, 175,135 & so on & so forth

12 guage has 00 buck. the BG is goin home in a BB
 

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Not something I currently practice. However there are slugs in the buttcuff carrier of my HD shotgun, and 00 tactical inside it.

Experimented some with doing this sort of thing in my carry/house handguns, but it just ratchets up the confusion level for me. Hollowpoints of some kind or other all the way these days.
 

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Every 5th round is a tracer. The last 3 rounds of the mag are also tracers so you know when the mag is running out. When the fecal matter hits the rotary device it does come in handy.
 

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thnycav wrote:
Every 5th round is a tracer. The last 3 rounds of the mag are also tracers so you know when the mag is running out. When the fecal matter hits the rotary device it does come in handy.
That's a tough way to carry a revolver ....
 
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