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Handgun Self-Defense Ammunition Ballistics Test

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    Won't cause me to rethink much. These are done and posted all of the time different groups The FBI ect. Result tend to reflect what they want. There are no magic bullets.
    The best round is the one you used when you killed the BG.
    Simple small sub compacts go a little lighter, compacts a little heavier, full size go as heavy as you want. You have a lot of wiggle room to work with.
    Focus on hitting the target no so much on the round.
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    My carry ammo is Hornaday's critical defense. Is there better ammo out there? I don't know, maybe.

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    Interesting data. The golden saber 185 gr would appear (on paper) to be the best 45acp based on expansion and 15 inches of penetration.

    If you lime to read about terminal ballistics then grab a copy of Handgun Stopping Power by Sanow & Marshall. If ur too cheap to buy the book, then order it intra-libraryloan. They rank ammo based on actual street shootings. Verrrry fascinating stuff. Also discusses other studies like the goat tests. Some of the results in ammo performance were surprising.

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    Better to have cheap ammo you can hit the target with than great expanding hollowpoints full of TNT and goat piss that you miss with.
    practice, practice, practice with the ammo you intend to carry.
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    I look at this stuff but just don't get all fired up about it. Daughter carries a 380, loaded with 95gr flat nose rounds. They do a great job in the 380 for personal defense .
    No doubts about her ability to hit the target.
    wife has 124 GR SEMI JACKET HOLLOW POINTS in her .38 They seem to fill the largest number of needs in that weapon. I stick with 124gr JHP in my SR9C.
    Come SHTF I have a shtf load of 115gr ball.
    If that don't kill them I guess the AR would have been a better choice.
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    What happened to the 165 grain Speer gold dots? They typically perform pretty well.
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    Two in the chest and one in the head..can make the Jolly Green Giant drop dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheel View Post
    Two in the chest and one in the head..can make the Jolly Green Giant drop dead.
    Why not just one to the head and save ammo
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    There ya go. Good shots can do that..if they dont get buck fever. Starting out with center of mass works most times.
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