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Posted: 9/9/2004 8:53:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 5:56:55 PM EST by twonami]
I tried Corbon in my Glock 35 and I found it to have better grouping than the Speer, anyone else notice this?
In any case I will be keeping Corbons in my mags from now on due to the better stopping power
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 2:57:33 AM EST
Yep I like the Corbons. They are in my off duty guns but we get issued Gold Dots and must carry those. The Gold Dots are still a good round though.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:43:03 AM EST
Both are good rounds... but you are right, Corbon is top notch stuff!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:24:23 PM EST
I prefer Speer GD's in 165gr, but I am sure you can't go wrong with the Corbon.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 10:00:44 PM EST
I trust the quality control of CCI/Speer/Federal more than Corbon/Peter Pi
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:33:46 AM EST
I carry Gold Dot. It's cheaper here, and my Glocks feed HP's fine. In a 1911 I'd like some of the Corbon Pow'rBall for added insurance. Do they make it in .45?
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 8:19:05 AM EST
Yeah I love the Corbon .45 stuff. It feeds much better in my 1911 than the Gold Dots for some reason.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:16:25 AM EST
should be less recoil with the corbon, too.

sort of a philosophical question:

bullet that penetrates and expands
vs.
bullet that fragments violently

i carry corbon in large part because 2 135gr slugs my buddy launched had a bad guy dead before he hit the ground
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 10:25:09 AM EST
A G30 lives in the bedroom and seems to love GoldenSabers.
They're the NON +P, just in case the wife needs to feed it.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:56:25 PM EST
+1 on corbons quality control i once bought a half empty box. + i've heard bad things about varying pressures with the corbons.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 12:00:53 AM EST
I wanted to get osme here, but I have had a hard time finding them local.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 12:02:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:06:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By twonami:
I will be keeping Corbons in my mags from now on due to the better stopping power




And what do they have that thee Gold Dots dont to give them this mythical "stopping power?"




A scarier sounding name?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:09:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Torf:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By twonami:
I will be keeping Corbons in my mags from now on due to the better stopping power




And what do they have that thee Gold Dots dont to give them this mythical "stopping power?"




A scarier sounding name?


Cor Bon sounds cooler and has higher velocity
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:12:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 4:13:17 PM EST by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:17:42 PM EST
main reason I'm using it is I seem to be getting tighter groups with the Corbons, at least 3/4" difference or better at 25 yards.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:14:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 7:15:48 PM EST by triburst1]
While standard CorBon loads are hotter than the standard Speers, the Gold Dot is a superior bullet design. It provides better penetration in tissue, more reliable expansion, and is well suited for defeating common barriers such as sheet metal and windshield glass.

I prefer high velocity rounds and I carry the 124 grain +p Gold Dots in my 9mms, including my G19.

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:19:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By twonami:
main reason I'm using it is I seem to be getting tighter groups with the Corbons, at least 3/4" difference or better at 25 yards.



That doesn't concern me much in a self defense round. I am much more interested in terminal bullet performance than tiny groups.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:38:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By M4Guru:
In a 1911 I'd like some of the Corbon Pow'rBall for added insurance. Do they make it in .45?



Yep. 165grs at 1200+fps.

With terminal performance being so close with modern bullet design, I say go with what your gun likes, twonami. Extra accuracy is kinda nice, ya know?

Oh, and most of the Cor-Bon quality control reputation come from the knock-off crap that circulated for a while back in the '90's. I've never had any problem with their stuff and I've shot 9mm, .40, .45, and 10mm going back to the late '80's.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:46:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By M4Guru:
I carry Gold Dot. It's cheaper here, and my Glocks feed HP's fine. In a 1911 I'd like some of the Corbon Pow'rBall for added insurance. Do they make it in .45?



They make Pow R Balls in .45 Lots of folks here we inimpressed by them IIRC. They are accurate though.
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