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  1. Goog point and good rounds some I know alternate fmj ,hp

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  3. #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by skipjack_1st View Post
    Corbon PowRball. Best of both worlds. Round nose for those that may have feeding issues, round nose for initial penetration, (through clothing), then expanding the hollowpoint for energy dumping/wound channel.

    I had a lenghthy conversation w/ one of the cops I work w/ last nite. We never get to see each other, so it was a pleasant, long overdue ( too short ) chat.

    From what he said, a lot of the reading on the Corbon +P was that the way it was designed, gave it about 30 fps more than the others, but after the penetration, the energy transfer stayed in the body, thus giving it something like only a 2% survival rate.

    As far as the clothing penetration issue goes. I was reading that was the reason places like the Alaska officers were choosing the 10mm. Because it had too much penetration. So, w/ all that thick layering they wear up there, there wasn't an issue w/ over penetration anymore.

    ( does that meanI get to justify to my wife that I NEED to buy a 10mm to carry for the winter months? ... JOY !!!! another gun !!! :D lol )

  4. carry loads

    I carry winchester SXT in my kimber .45. For me, they seem to shoot the best. In my beretta couger .45 i carry 185 taurus barnes expanders. LOVE THEM! they shoot outstanding and expansion is remarkable. My glock 32-.357 sig i carry speer gold dots 125 grain.

  5. #74
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    carry ammo

    currently using Hydra Shok in my .40 and .380. Using DPX in the .38 and that s--t is great! when i have a few hundred dollars(!) lying around i will go to DPX in all of my handguns.....my $.02

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    I Also Carry Fed Hydro-shock In 45acp

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    Here's a link to an article written by Massad Ayoob:

    http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/ayoob79.html

    I had a bad experience with low expansion when the Federal Hydra-Shock ammo first came out. Several LEO sources cautioned me about the performance of the "first generation" rounds. It seems that the initial production of the Hydra-Shock ammunition would not properly expand if the aggressor is wearing heavy clothing. I live in Hawaii where folks rarely wear thick clothing, but I do travel around the U.S. and have done some international assignments where I was required to be armed. We have had a few cases where a BG would wear either soft body armor or a Vietnam era military flack jacket. A friend suggested I try the Speer Gold Dot or Federal Premium EFMJ rounds. I'm a fan of the 165gr .40 s&w round, so I got a box of each in my preferred load. This is what I carry and what I train with.


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    Post justifying DPX

    I currently carry Hydra Shok (sp?) 'cuz that's what local and I think state police are using here in CT. If in a justified shooting and I get prosecuted by some zealous anti-2A prosecutor for using Hydra Shok (this particular brand has been attacked several times by anti-gun DAs) then I think a convincing argument to the jury would be; "good enough for the police is good enough for me." However, here in Connecticut and in other cold weather climates where people tend to wear thicker clothes and more layers, heavy clothing and especially leather have been known to clog hollowpoints and retard expansion. Extensive testing with Cor-Bon's DPX through four layers of denim into ballistic gelatin reveal exellent expansion (Hydra Shok was clogged! and fired diameter was still .40) Costly but I will make the switch. -my $.02

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    Core-Bon is an excellent choice in ammunition. My contacts with local law enforcement encourage me to use this as my primary choice in ammunition. Their feedback along with what I've read in many of the various firearms publications (LEO and civilian) is that it does very well under various conditions. The one factor preventing me from using it is cost. I like to practice shooting with the load I carry. Being that I'm not able to spend the $30/box of 20 for "practice" ammunition, I use the same ammunition that local law enforcement uses. They use either the Speer Gold Dot or Federal Premium EFMJ rounds. Both of them are moderately priced ($20 for a box of 50) and as with the argument of "echo_5" regarding "What's good enough for LEO...." I think it's a safe bet. My understanding is that the brand the LEO get depends on the current competitive bid. They provide a list of specs to the local gun shops and based on the performance requirements, the various shops submit their bid. I'm partial to the Speer Gold Dot. I like the shape of the bullet and it seems like I group better with the Speer ammunition.


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    "A few well placed shots with a .22LR is a lot better than a bunch of solid misses with a .44 mag!" Glock Armorer, NRA Chief RSO, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloading Rifle, Muzzleloading Shotgun, and Home Firearm Safety Training Counselor

  10. Post Concealed Carry Ammo

    I have tested approximately a dozen types of ammo at night which is the most probable time one would use a weapon for self defense. I tested muzzle flash and these five brands were the best during testing. They had very good accuracy and very low muzzle flash.

    Remington Golden Sabre
    Hornady XTP
    Winchester SXT
    PMC El Dorado Starfire
    Hornady TAP

    Any of these work very well at night.

    During penetration and expansion tests.. the Remington Golden Sabre had remarkable penetration and expansion using the JHP shell. This was surprisingly one of my favorites.

    The Corbon DPX did had the lowest penetration but is razor sharp so this may work very well in close encounters as well.

    The Hornady TAP is very smooth so I certainly think it could help with jamming.

    This is my opinion so try them for yourself.

    Hope this helps.
    Browning Buckmark .22LR
    Sig .25
    Walther PPK/S .380
    S&W 3913 9mm
    S&W M&P 40C
    S&W Mod 629 44 Mag
    S&W 500 Mag

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    Ranger T all the way!

    Used to use hydrashoks or gold dot.

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