GUN Reccomend my a good carry ammo

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  1. [DWI]

    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    My supply of my current carry ammo is down to the load currently in the gun and I want some opinions on what kind of ammo WMD recommends for carry ammo. The gun is a S&W model 60. (.357 mag snub-nose 5 shot revolver) and I currently carry, 158 gr Federal Hydra-Shock.

    Let the "OMG people still use hydra-shock" begin.
     
  2. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I had been using rangers in most of my carry guns but been switching them over to Double Tap.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I have Gold-Dots in mine...but I've only ever shot one so I probably wouldn't hit the target at this point:o
     
  5. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    xtreme shock FANG FACE
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    :rofl: i actually have no idea, i just love the name :o
     
  6. jeri534

    jeri534 OT Supporter

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    gold dots
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Bear Tooth > Fang Face
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    1300fps/ 750 ft./lbs.
     
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    Want2race Fearless

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    WHatever my local PD uses.. Its a legal liability thing..
    So I use Corbon dpx
     
  9. 1BadZ

    1BadZ Uber :Aug2000: GM Nazi

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    I use WWB .45 ACP 230 grain JHPs. Works like a charm for me.
     
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    Corbon DPX or Federal HST.

    DPX right now.
     
  11. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I love the DoubleTap "low flash" Gold Dot rounds... They produce a 5' flame and are loud as fuck. I guess they're "low flash" compared to some of the other hot .357 rounds out there... :rofl:
     
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    Rev. Links New Member

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    Ranger SXT's for the moment.

    I have wanted some Federal EFMJs for a while, but when I can get 50 SXT's for $23 at the fun show, and the EFMJs are going $35+ for 20 rounds, I will just have to do without.
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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  14. MTech

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial,stencil]Notes:
    -- Obviously, clone loads using the same bullet at the same velocity work equally well (ie. Black Hills ammo using Gold Dot bullets, Corbon loads using Barnes XPB bullets, etc…)

    -- Bullet designs like the Silver Tip, Hydra-Shok, and Black Talon were state of the art 10 or 15 years ago. Modern ammunition which has been designed for robust expansion against clothing and intermediate barriers is significantly superior to the older designs. The bullets in the Federal Classic and Hydrashok line are outperformed by other ATK products such as the Federal Tactical and HST, as well as the Speer Gold Dot; likewise Winchester Ranger Talons are far superior to the old Black Talons or civilian SXT's.
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    The following loads all demonstrate outstanding terminal performance and can be considered acceptable for duty/self-defense use:

    9 mm:
    Barnes XPB 105 & 115 gr JHP (copper bullet)
    Federal Tactical 124 gr JHP (LE9T1)
    Speer Gold Dot 124 gr +P JHP
    Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)
    Winchester Partition Gold 124 gr JHP (RA91P)
    Winchester Ranger-T 127 gr +P+ JHP (RA9TA)
    Federal Tactical 135 gr +P JHP (LE9T5)
    Federal HST 147 gr JHP (P9HST2)
    Remington Golden Saber 147 gr JHP (GS9MMC)
    Speer Gold Dot 147 gr JHP
    Winchester Ranger-T 147 gr JHP (RA9T)

    .40 S&W:
    Barnes XPB 140 & 155 gr JHP (copper bullet)
    Speer Gold Dot 155 gr JHP
    Federal Tactical 165 gr JHP (LE40T3)
    Winchester Ranger-T 165 gr JHP (RA40TA)
    Winchester Partition Gold 165 gr JHP (RA401P)
    Federal HST 180 gr JHP (P40HST1)
    Federal Tactical 180 gr JHP (LE40T1)
    Remington Golden Saber 180 gr JHP (GS40SWB)
    Speer Gold Dot 180 gr JHP
    Winchester Ranger-T 180 gr JHP (RA40T)

    .45 ACP:
    Barnes XPB 185 gr JHP (copper bullet)
    Federal HST 230 gr +P JHP (P45HST1)
    Federal Tactical 230 gr JHP (LE45T1)
    Speer Gold Dot 230 gr JHP
    Winchester Ranger-T 230 gr JHP (RA45T)
    Winchester Ranger-T 230 gr +P JHP (RA45TP)

    http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=78;t=000964
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    gold dots ftw
     
  16. MTech

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    Ranger-Ts FTW & FTWallet!
    :bigthumb:
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    gold dots in .40
    TAP +P in .45
     
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    I need to get my FTE issue finally fixed and then shoot off my Hydra-Shoks and pick up a few boxes of Ranger-T.
     
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    I have 9MM 124grain +P Gold Dots. I shot a pig in the nogin with one once while hunting. Lets just say I ate well that night.
     
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    wow, ROFL.

    I carry CorBon 230 +p's in the .45. I forget what I've got in the .380 but it doesn't really matter, it's a .380 :rofl:

     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    That's not rofl material, it's solid ammunition, so to speak, to give your attorney.

    Using the same type of defensive ammo as your local police department makes sense, so the opposing attorney can't paint you as some evil bastard who uses the most deadly bullets ever.
     
  22. JaimeZX

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    That IS good thinking. Looks like I have a phone call to make in a couple months.
     
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    :werd: I like the equalizer rounds but I figure if I ever had to use it I'd get crucified by the DA.

     
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    :rofl: Holy crap
     
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