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Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Whats the best ammo for practice? and whats the best for Duty/Personal Defense.

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It's open to interpretation. You can use any commercially loaded hardball round for practice, they are all made to SAAMI specs. As long as it functions reliably in in your firearm, it really doesnt matter. Keep in mind that guns are inherently more accurate then you can hold them anyway. For duty/defense, I generally will only carry ammunition that has passed the FBI test protocol and proven itself reliable. In my experience, Speer Gold Dot has performed the best and is what's loaded in my defensive weapons. YMMV.

Here is the FBI ammunition test protocol: http://greent.com/40Page/general/fbitest.htm

Here's the listings:
http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=237

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Thanks GTS.

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FYI, I added a second link to my original post.

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Henry, I usually use Winchester White Box or American Eagle (made by Federal) for practice. My agency currently issues Federal 125gr. Tactical JHP's in .357 sig. (we carry mostly .357sigs, and are currently transitioning away from S&W 4506's). Hope this helps


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Black Talon 9mm Hollow points.


"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men and liked it never really care for anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various other things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine after the taste buds have been burned off your tongue." Ernest Hemingway

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you mean talon of color

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Ball ammo for auto's and wadcutters for revolvers are fine for practice. The idea is that you MUST practice and practice often so that shooting becomes very natural for you. In my personal protection weapons I carry jacketed hollow points in the Makrov and Federal Hydro-shock in the .45. One of those rounds hit you, you will go down and it is doubtful you will ever get back up again. No sense in playing if deadly force is required. I also have my stub .38 loaded with +P hollow-points. I keep a shotgun loaded with 1st round magnum 00 buck and 2nd rd 1oz slug and then back to 00 buck.

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We use Speer Gold Dot...