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your personal self defense ammo

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by hank2222, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey++

    i run a 1911 pistol that i had for years and do have a sig 226 pistol as a basic get out of town gun with a few mags as to keep in the safe in the apt and use it as need

    for the 1911 45.acp pistol i run the following brands of ammo

    self defense --Remington golden saber 230.grain hollow points

    for use with a my YHM M2 Cobra sound suppressor unit attached to the pistol for special duty use of the 1911 pistol ---NwCP 300.grain hollow point with a boatail bullet

    for the sig 226 pistol i run the following brands of ammo

    Fiocchi mono block expansion 92.grain hollow point for self defense

    for the taurus public defender i run the following brands of ammo

    410.ga winchester PDX

    so what do you run for you personal defense handguns
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    My 9mm pistol of choice, is my Browning HiPower. It has been my Pack Gun, in the alaskan bush, for three decades. I keep one clip of standard 125 Grain FMJ, and two Clips of 115 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo, both powered by Bullseye powder, when traveling. It isn't for animal protection, but it will feed me, and deal with any miscreants, that should cross my path, should I have to ditch, or get weathered in, somewhere.
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I run Spam and Bush's baked beans as standard ammo.

    BACK THE F$*&# OFF! - toot - [kissit] wtf? [gasmask]
  4. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey++

    the last time i ate spam and baked beans was a drunken night in south maimi and i woke up in a bathtube with a nakedwomen on top of me and she telling her husband is comeing home at any moment
  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    South Miami? [booze] You sure that was a woman? [beer]

    Yeah, although I can't say I have had the same experience with Spam, I do enjoy naked women. [drooling]
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  6. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    IMHO any ammunition, in any gun, is better than NONE.
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  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I load all my ammo. I shoot what I load. This gives a decisive advantage in being familiar with what comes out the end of your barrel and where it is likely to go. I generally load relatively hot for my carry and competition guns. My basic load for paper punching in .45 acp is 6.1 gr. Win 231 with a 200 gr cast swc, I have a quantity of Ranger HP in 200 gr that gets stoked for carry. My .38 super gets 124 gr hp with 10.4 gr of N105.
  8. Idahoser

    Idahoser Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I like Winchester SilverTips for most handguns if I can find 'em.
  9. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Just my opinion and my reasoning behind switching all of my pistols to some form of .45: ......45 ACP ball ammo will work just fine, where smaller rounds (i.e., .38/9mm) may benefit from the newer HP/hydra-shok self-defense rounds, but 9mm ball is not adequate.

    I base this not on personal experience, but from what I've read about why the U.S. Marines switched from .38 long Colt to .455 revolvers during the Moros Uprising in the Philippines back in the early 1900s. This eventually led to the adoption of the M1911.

    Another factor to consider is cost: .45 ball ammo is cheap...those boutique self-defense round are fairly pricey in contrast.
  10. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    9mm vs
    Why? Read the actual numbers. Make an INFORMED decision. I get more bang for my buck with a 9mm with equal damage. I do load out Hydra Shocks for the extra soft tissue boomage.

    Trust me, before the .mil and police swapped out to the 9mm, there were studies done. TONS of studies. I was in the Navy during the transition from .45 to 9mm.

    As with anything YMMV. Unless and UNTIL you have shot a human being with BOTH a 9mm and a .45, you personally have ZERO experience to base the choice of 9mm versus .45 other than personal preference. Saying anything else makes you look like a gun bigot. For me, it is raw data numbers coupled with cost and availability. Make mine a 9.
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  11. hank2222

    hank2222 Monkey++

    her husband was trying was comeing through the front door as i was trying to get my cloths and go out the bathroom windows ..i had a few scatchs from the window as i got myself out the window and out of the place and in the south fl sun that was murder on my back from the sweat at times[booze][beer]
  12. Idahoser

    Idahoser Monkey+++ Founding Member

    ... uh... what about reading other people's experience. I think you need a nap.
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Hardball will do for me at any range I can anticipate needing a side arm. If one isn't enough, there are more as far away as the mag. Farther away, well, there is a selection to be made, and probably time to make it.
  14. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    If I relied on other people's experiences over my personal experience I would be basing a decision on biased information. I prefer to look at hard data, etc. et al. Science doesn't lie. People's experiences, especially relating to occurrences during firefights are highly suspect. Too many variables, up to and including the placement of your shot will affect the outcome. The human brain does not process information like a normal cognitive. I could go on a long discourse on human reaction to life and death situations, but it would be moot. :rolleyes:

    I would rather 3 solid hits with a 9 over three grazing hits with a .45.
    As with anything, (and since you skipped this part from my previous post) YMMV.
  15. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Did you go off your meds or take too much??? LOL.

    I use Double Tap or Buffalo Bore in all my handguns and use the heaviest bullet weight available.
  16. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Which, of course, points to practice, not an inherent advantage to the hole size.

  17. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    147 gr hydra shock JHP in my Star BM
  18. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    To be more specific. Three solid hits is three solid hits. Discuss caliber AFTER you make it out in one piece.
  19. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Oh yeah well...I use 40 grain Federal Champion, solid. Say it with me...solid! Nobody mess with my .22

  20. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

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