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Posted: 7/28/2005 10:30:19 AM EDT
Well I went through 8 pages and couldn't find a carry ammo thread!

So...what do you carry? I find myself carrying either hardball or gold dots....
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 11:08:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 55Kingpin:
Well I went through 8 pages and couldn't find a carry ammo thread!

So...what do you carry? I find myself carrying either hardball or gold dots....



There is a page somewhere in the ammo threads about good self-defense ammo. I'm no expert but from what I've read of the experts the Speer Gold Dot loads are a good choice for carry ammo. That's what I have in my .40 S&W. Also, I think the Winchester Ranger ammo is a good choice for carry ammo.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 11:12:12 AM EDT
Winchester Ranger RA45T
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 11:26:04 AM EDT
230 gr Golden Sabers
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 1:12:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2005 1:13:16 PM EDT by Face_N_The_Crowd]

Originally Posted By 55Kingpin:
Well I went through 8 pages and couldn't find a carry ammo thread!

So...what do you carry? I find myself carrying either hardball or gold dots....




Assuming .45 ACP - You are in very good company and +1 for me.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 1:16:32 PM EDT
Right now I'm carrying 230gr Golden Sabers in my Kimber
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 2:37:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 3:12:15 PM EDT
Federal 230 grain hydra-shock JHP. Four mags and a surefire in the "Jesus bag."

R.
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 4:42:44 PM EDT
Black Hills 230 FMJ Match
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 4:56:59 PM EDT
Slowly finishing off my stock of Federal EFMJ, and starting to rotate to Speer Gold Dots, both 230gr.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 3:46:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 4:46:38 AM EDT by wetidlerjr]

Originally Posted By 55Kingpin:
Well I went through 8 pages and couldn't find a carry ammo thread!

So...what do you carry? I find myself carrying either hardball or gold dots....



185 gr. JHP Golden Sabre
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:00:36 PM EDT
Speer Gold Dots and Remington Golden Sabers

` 45
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:03:11 PM EDT
Speer Gold Dots in all my carry weapons
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:13:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/1/2005 6:31:56 PM EDT by Subzero]
Remington 230gr Golden Sabers in the 45. Hornady TAP 124gr in the Glock 19.

Uhoh, I just said the G-word in the 1911 forum!

The TAP ammo sounds like the bees knees from what I've read, but I can't find it in .45 ACP anywhere. Golden Sabers will do.

ETA: I think this is nifty: stevespages.com/page8f45acp.html
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:30:51 PM EDT
I've been using Winchester 230gr HP that Walmart sells for the past 3 years in my 45's. Am I the only one? It has a big hollow point, feeds great in all my pistols and is rather inepensive at $15 a box of 50. Any thoughts?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:52:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DocGun:
Winchester Ranger RA45T



Same here
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 7:17:42 PM EDT
Eldorado(PMC) Starfire, 230 gr.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:27:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 4:30:01 AM EDT by 55Kingpin]
Subzero:

That was a nice link......looks like more proof that the 230g Gold Dot and Golden Sabre and good choices.

ETA: Even though the GS didn't expand well through 6 layers of denim you still got good penetration and a .541" hole.....I would like to have seen the GD with the same denim test....
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 11:04:37 AM EDT
200 gr. +P Speer Gold dots. Accurate and despite an ashtray sized hollowpoint cavity they feed every time from both of my 1911s (Wilson CQB, Kimber stainless TLEII).
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 11:28:25 AM EDT
230 grain Federal Hydrashoks in the full size guns, 165 HS in the Micro and Winchester STX +P in the HK USP.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 2:21:32 PM EDT
230 grain Hydra Shocks. Although my buddy saigaswitcher swears by corbon 230 grain. I won't switch.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 8:50:10 AM EDT
I use Winchester Ranger SXT law enforcement ammo. Standard pressure 230 grain.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:26:36 PM EDT
I wonder if we could go back and post our 25 yard from sandbag rest in a 5" Government model groups.

The reason this came up is I went to the range to see what my groups looked like from sand bags. Here's what I found.

S&B 230 gr. ball fun ammo shot under 4" groups.
Federal Hydrashock 230 gr shot 8" groups
Winchester 185 gr. silver tip hollow point made 9" groups.

I was rather disappointed with the carry ammo groups. Here is the list of all the ammo every mentioned on this thread. What are you guys getting out of these.

Winchester Ranger RA45T
Speer Gold Dot
Remington 230 gr Golden Sabers
Black Hills 230 FMJ Match
Hornady TAP
Winchester 230gr HP
Eldorado(PMC) Starfire, 230 gr.

R.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:21:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2005 9:23:03 PM EDT by SilverState]
Double Tap cartridges with Gold Dot bullets. You can have velocity and size in a .45acp



www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_34&products_id=93
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 9:44:51 PM EDT
230grain Speer Gold Dot Hollow Points


Originally Posted By watertower:
I've been using Winchester 230gr HP that Walmart sells for the past 3 years in my 45's. Am I the only one? It has a big hollow point, feeds great in all my pistols and is rather inepensive at $15 a box of 50. Any thoughts?


While better than ball, there are several "premium brands" that are much better performers.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 1:25:03 AM EDT
In my Colt, I carry Federal 230gr Hydrashoks. In my Glock 19s, I carry BH 124gr+P Gold Dots.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 1:40:56 AM EDT
230 gr gold dots.

The next generation "Flying Ashtray"
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 1:51:26 AM EDT
230gr Ranger SXT
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:40:40 AM EDT
What is everyone's opinion about the "Extreme Shock" ammo?
Also Corbon 165gr .45acp
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:36:44 AM EDT
Federal Hydra Shock
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:54:00 AM EDT
To all you guys that carry Hydrashoks:

Are you worried about reliable expansion through clothing? Have you performed any of your own tests to see how the round performs through t-shirts, jeans, etc.?

I was just asking b/c I used to carry Hydrashoks until I did some testing......
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:56:59 AM EDT
230 gr Speer Gold Dots.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:04:07 AM EDT
Federal HST's
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:27:06 PM EDT
cor-bon 230gr +p, 9mags
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 10:09:19 AM EDT

Speer Gold Dots.

Link Posted: 8/18/2005 11:44:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
230gr Ranger SXT


Where do you guys get your Ranger XST? Locally or online? I'm looking for some online resellers. Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:07:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wetidlerjr:

185 gr. JHP Golden Sabre




BIG +1
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:00:30 PM EDT
I usually carry my TRP strongside in a Galco Combat Master, but here is a pic showing my carry ammo (Government Spec 230gr Golden Saber).

Jay

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/1002/carrysigpic8el.jpg
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:22:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:34:26 PM EDT
230gr Golden Saber

Oh, and ball for a while when I accidently shoot up my carry ammo at the range.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:16:45 AM EDT
230 GR. HydraShok in all the .45s...as far as reliable expansion, let's just continue to engage the target until the threat goes away.
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