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Posted: 11/24/2007 2:54:52 PM EDT
I would love to carry a .45, .40 or even a 9mm, but since I already have a S&W .38 +p snub and have no money to upgrade what would be the best factory load for self defense? Thank's,
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 4:05:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2007 4:07:23 PM EDT by roadrash]
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 4:06:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 4:41:58 PM EDT
BIG +1

Those Speer short barrel rounds are outstanding. Very accurate, low flash and low recoil. Plus, while I'm not sure how they do it, those 135 grain HP's both open reliably and penetrate even at the reduced velocity of a snub. Great Porduct!
Link Posted: 11/25/2007 11:10:23 AM EDT
Thanks for the tip guys, Speer gold dots it is.
Link Posted: 11/25/2007 12:45:14 PM EDT
+1 for Gold Dots
Link Posted: 11/26/2007 6:31:14 AM EDT
38spl 135+p S.B. Gold Dot ( SHORT BARREL)
Link Posted: 11/26/2007 7:16:39 AM EDT
One more vote for Speer.
Link Posted: 11/26/2007 4:10:27 PM EDT
+1 Speer SB Gold Dot is the current top of the heap.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:18:33 PM EDT
What roadrash said!
Really there are several rounds that I would feel safe using. I guess I'm a little old fashioned. I still like the Winchester load.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:08:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcnielsen:
One more vote for Speer.


Another vote here for the Speer Gold Dot 135gr .38Spl +P.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:51:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
Speer 135gr +P JHP

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=20&t=48990



Worth saying again!


It is what I trust my life to daily.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:33:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mcooper:

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
Speer 135gr +P JHP

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=20&t=48990



Worth saying again!


It is what I trust my life to daily.



MAKE POSITIVE IT THE SHORT BARRREL 135gr +P GOLD DOTS SB

if its for a SNUB
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 5:37:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mountaineer_Shootist:
What roadrash said!
Really there are several rounds that I would feel safe using. I guess I'm a little old fashioned. I still like the Winchester load.


I hear way been carrying awhile myself

158gr SWC H.P. +P S&W 649/640

I SOMETIME used them in my 4inch S&W M19 & M13

I can hit alot FASTER than FEDERAL 125grSJHP 357mag loads or my HANDLOADS
wich are even Faster
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 11:37:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FMJ:


MAKE POSITIVE IT THE SHORT BARRREL 135gr +P GOLD DOTS SB

if its for a SNUB


The 135 grain is a new bullet and is only available in a short barrel configuration. I swear it looks like you could mix a drink in the HP.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 11:53:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 9:32:15 AM EDT
my ruger sp101 is loaded with 135gr +P GDs right now...
Link Posted: 12/4/2007 9:36:50 AM EDT
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