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    I don't subscribe to the summer/winter ammo debate - it has all the earmarks of a manufacturer created 'issue' just to sell more ammo. I carry the same ammo year round...its familiar, I know it will feed and fire, and I know where the round is going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    Wait does this mean we need to buy CCW towels as well?
    You mean you don't have yours yet??? I've got them in several colors....that way I can let everyone know that I'm a member of the Bad Boyz Club and have it match whatever I'm wearing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple View Post
    I don't subscribe to the summer/winter ammo debate - it has all the earmarks of a manufacturer created 'issue' just to sell more ammo. I carry the same ammo year round...its familiar, I know it will feed and fire, and I know where the round is going.
    I agree and couldnt help make myself laugh at the thought of seasonal bullets, just like Sam Adams seasonal beer.

    .40SW winter blend, blended with the finest of grains with a little added warm spices for the seasons greetings. Encased in Christmas colored brass, and a small wreath to hang from the front of your gun.
    Haha

  5. #14
    Hornady Critical Defense. All calibers, all the time, all year round. Watch the test videos on the Hornady website, and then do some of your own if you're inclined. You'll be a believer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall View Post
    You mean you don't have yours yet??? I've got them in several colors....that way I can let everyone know that I'm a member of the Bad Boyz Club and have it match whatever I'm wearing!
    Did you get one autograghed by Richard Simmons?

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    When outside in very cold weather, I prefer FMJs. Any other time, I prefer JHPs. I have no data to back me up on my choices. But it seems reasonable to me, that FMJs will produce better penetration through multiple layers of heavy clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    Wait does this mean we need to buy CCW towels as well?
    My CCW Towel comes with a CCW badge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSDinTexas View Post
    I have used Federal Hydra-Shok 180g/.40 cal as my standard carry round because of the post that is supposed to keep the cavity clear of windshield glass and fabric, and allows for expansion (plug the cavity and it affects expansion I am told). But I recently came across and bought a case of the Federal HST 165g which hits harder than the Hydra 180g according to Federal's ballistics.
    Lighter bullets generally penetrate less, all else being equal, which happens more when going through thicker clothing. This has been borne out many times in real world testing. If anything, I'd tend to go with a heavier bullet in winter, not a lighter one. What ballistics from Federal are you basing this on?
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    Speer Gold Dot will do the job""!

  11. First, .45 ACP. If the bullet doesn't expand properly, it's still big and heavy.

    I prefer 230 grain Hydra-shok, but have some 230 grain SXT and Golden Saber. Any of those will do. And if my spare mags have ball in them, I still don't feel inadequately armed.

    Unless you are using the Glaser or Mag Safe MOST likely to expand and fragment, I don't see any reason to change for cold weather. Besides, even in warm weather, you might have to shoot through a car door/window or through the other guy's concealment.
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