Cheetoh734 wrote: »
Are you guys mostly carrying hand-loads or factory SD ammo?
Cheetoh734 wrote: »
How old is the ammo you guys usually carry, and how often do you change it out?
Zee wrote: »
The .40cal HST (155/180) is slaying pigs so, that's good enough for me.
Wambli Ska wrote: »
Did I miss you trying out the 155s? Did you do a postmortem?
Bigslug wrote: »
Heavy-for-caliber. Flat-nosed and non-expanding for anything .380 or smaller. Got to feed and function. Within those considerations, I'm largely indifferent - top-shelf hollowpoints, flat nosed FMJ's, big meplat cast bullets, unjacketed lead SWC's and HP's, even Hickock's .36 round ball was no slouch. . .I'll avoid hard, round noses if I have a choice, but beyond that, load it up.
It's all lead and copper. It's all generally guided by SAAMI pressure specs. It's all governed by the laws of physics much more than marketing. Everybody has access to what the FBI says a combat pistol round needs to do - be shot accurately, penetrate to hit important stuff, and maybe, once it does that, we'll take some expansion too. I'm more worried about a bullet not penetrating enough than too much - misses kill more bystanders than pass-throughs.
BAMAAK wrote: »
Anyone ever try ammo tailored to shorter barrels? I think federal has a version of HST called micro for <4inch barrels. I've read most SD ammo does not get up to speed in short barrels, slow burning powder does not all burn.
stetson wrote: »
I purchased some expensive stuff made by liberty it's 50 grains and leaves barrel at 2000 fps for 9mm.Costs are prohibitive at buck and half a round.I'll be purchasing winchester lawmen for $32.50 for 50 rounds of 147 grain in 9mm.I've always liked it as I had a box of winchester self defense.Slow and heavy works for me.
Marvin wrote: »
My agency carries HST in duty weapons. We have only had one shooting with it and it worked as desired. I carried HST in my off duty semi auto but switched to Gold Dots a few years back. I carry GD in my J frame as well.