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Discussion in 'Conceal & Open Carry' started by wsar10, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. dwcfastrice

    dwcfastrice Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Gah! Stupid phone....

    Wanted to add, I got into this habit with a 9mm weapon and not a .40.

    Over the years I've heard enough arguments on both sides that my backup mags are all FMJ and no JHP. Again, I practice with the alternates and I stick with a brand I know that works in the weapon. I don't mix different brands of JHP or FMJ in my "carry" mags.

    Some may disagree with the practice thinking it useless and silly etc.
    Like I said its an old habit.

  2. Joer

    Joer New Member


    Thank you, I'll probably have to go mail order to find any.

  3. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

    I've never carried that way, though I've considered it over the years. It comes from the same era and reasons as yours, though I'd only planned on mixing the first half of the mag in the gun.

    Instead, I'm dropping my 155gr Hornady and going to 165gr Critical Defense/Zombie Max. The polymer tip is made to handle the penetration of clothing, etc., before starting expansion.

    Another good option is Hornady's new Critical Duty. 175gr and it's the only round that has passed all of the FBI's tests for penetration, etc.
  4. brettc

    brettc New Member

    Keep hornady critical duty in my G26 and Winchester ranger in my sigma. Love hornady though...
  5. pitbullholtz

    pitbullholtz New Member

    G26 Hornady Zombie Max in glock sport combat holster
  6. rimshaker

    rimshaker New Member

    G19 and G21SF both loaded with Ranger T-series.

    I dont use any of the +P or +P+ loads since they dont penetrate as deep.
  7. deadlift560

    deadlift560 New Member

    How do you like the zombie max?
  8. Jerremy

    Jerremy New Member

    Why would they not penetrate as deep..
  9. mauro3005

    mauro3005 New Member

    In theory the extra velocity will make them expand faster. But many things can affect the expansion like even what part of the body it hits or barriers etc.
  10. G19 or LC9 both loaded with Speer Gold Dots.
  11. pitbullholtz

    pitbullholtz New Member

    Hornady critical defence is the same thing it has a red tip. And the zombie max tip is green I buy which every one my gun shop has and I love Hornady ammo is only thing I will carry
  12. Jerremy

    Jerremy New Member

    Currently using the Speer Gold Dot 230g..
  13. P99guy

    P99guy New Member

    Speer Gold Dot 125gr .357 Sig is the duty load in my G31

    Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel .38+p is the carry load in my S&W 638 worn in my front pocket
  14. elroyyboy

    elroyyboy Ruthless Overlord

    This. Package with the neighbor upon return from vacation!

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  15. elroyyboy

    elroyyboy Ruthless Overlord

    The profile pic makes them look younger. :)

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  16. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?


    Personally, I do what (just about) everybody else does: take someone else's word on it; maybe shoot some water jugs.
  17. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    Uh oh, it looks like they shipped you inverted cases. You don't want to shoot those. Well, don't you worry - ol' rival here will take them off your hands for 10 cents on the dollar.
  18. elroyyboy

    elroyyboy Ruthless Overlord

    I'm not nearly smart enough to go out and shoot milk jugs, or fence posts, or fat kids on bikes so I just shoot what the LE shoots and what's the best deal.

    I think the ammo companies make a LOT of money on "Wednesday Night at the Range" aka NRATV making us think we need the latest $45/box ammo. I don't mean to insult anyone who truly believes they could get a competitive advantage over some knucklehead who desparately needs killing with one type ammo over another and can afford to shoot the latest and greatest, more power to you in our great Country.
    I remember in basic training, circa 1984, my Drill Sergeant told me that the first component required for success in a gunfight is a gun. I'd like to think that any hollow point that meets the FBI's standards ought to be good enough to achieve the first component.
  19. Danzig

    Danzig I do hood rat sh%t! Supporter



    I'm thinking those bullets are as real as our rabbits.
  20. davo33

    davo33 New Member

    I like the CorBon 125gr HP in my .357 sig. I base my choice solely on accuracy. I shoot a box of several good brands of hp ammo and barring any FTF, FTE etc. whichever is most accurate in my gun, that what I carry. Almost too simple, huh?