Whats your carry ammo?
What requirements do you consider when choosing an ammo
Federal hollow points (45 auto)
nothing special about them really, got some cheap enough at a local gun store and they feed just fine
.380 Auto Speer Gold Dot
looked around at .380 ammo comparisons and it faired just about the best, even though it is still marginal
fired out of pic related
135 Gr. Critical duty or 147 Gr Hornady XTP.
out of my G19, they both perform well enough and I can find both locally. they only down side to the 147, is they set back very easily because they don't crimp them. And I have yet to buy a 9mm crimp die.
my 3rd choice if I can't find either, is 115 Grain Critical Defense. but I do prefer a heavier bullet.
because I like it to go WHOP when it hits.
My requirements are 9mm HP for CCW, 9mm or occasionally .45 HP for open carry.
147gr Federal HST +P in my 4" FNS-9
90gr Federal Hydra-Shok in my 2.2" Micro Eagle .380
Because I looked up ballistics tests and they both work well in their respective calibres and barrel lengths.
Despite being shitty old tech in larger calibres, they inexplicably work well in .380, even in short barrels. Out of a Micro Eagle they will still somewhat mostly reliably expand through denkm and penetrate 12"
Here in Wisconsin we deal with that as well. You may want to consider defense rounds that are plastic tipped as well as plastic backed. They will penetrate through a down jacket, sweatshirt, t-shirt, undershirt into flesh and then when it stops penetrating the back plastic helps force everything out for maximum damage.
Currently using Spear FMJ +p mostly because it is all I have atm, but I think they would get the job done.
I have 230 gr federal hst .45acp loaded and ready-14 rounds.
I have a magazine of 185 gt critical duty .45acp on standby-13 rounds
And another magazine of the remaining hst, critical duty, and a few fmj rounds to top it off. -13 rounds
>40 rounds total.
I ran out of hollow points, lol.
My dad has a box of hydrashoks that he's saved since the mid-90's. He's convinced that the ammo has been banned or discontinued (maybe hes confusing it with black talons. I'm not sure). He ignores me when I show it to him online. He also believes that it's the deadliest defense ammunition money can buy. I think he must have read a gun magazine article or something back then and it really made an impression on him.
165gr or 180gr HST in my Ruger
90gr Critical Defense in my Bersa
PDX12s in the shotgun
Good expansion out of a 2". Recoil is fine even out of a 15oz gun. I haven't seen a JHP in this caliber that will expand reliably at the low velocities a 2" offers.
This federal hydroshock shit or whatever it's called.
I don't really have any problems with any "carry ammo" to be honest. I was using Speer gold dot, but I shot it all.
I had some Hornady before that. But I shot it all...
Where did all the Federal HST go? I can't find it anywhere in stock, locally or online.
Can anyone weigh in on if this info is good?
Has anyone on here ever tried Lehigh Defense ammunition? They sell some at a local store and was thinking about trying it for my .45. Wondering if anyone's had experience or heard anything about it.
Walmart, big sporting goods stores like Dicks and Sportsman's Warehouse, and even local shops near me
Hot damn that's what I've been looking for. To bad no one ships to alaska.
I currently carry winchester white box 95gr flat nose 955 fps, in my glock 42. It's winter and anyone out on the streets is going to be layered up.
Need that penetration.
Inb4 shoulda bought a 43.
S&w m19-3 nickel
158gr fed hydra shok
My requirements are simple
-600ft/lb engery minimum (.45acp qualified)
-Fullsize sight radius or compact
(Although i do carry usp9 sometimes but i feel undergunned with 9mm and often regretting carrying 9mm and want to swap to .45acp or .357mag asap)