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Krampus
Wednesday, March 17th, 2004, 02:49 AM
:smt017

What in your opinion is the best factory load for the following pistol calibers? I'm particularly interested in 9mm loads. Corbon, Speer Gold Dot, Glaser safety slug(overly expensive) and Federal Hydroshock.

Ewergrin
Wednesday, March 17th, 2004, 03:44 AM
To be honest, the only load I have used out those is Federal HydroShock, for the .45 ACP and 9mm. I usually end up buying cheaper foreign ammo at gun shows for the 9mm, and end up plinking it away in no time. I use the .45 for personal protection, and then it's always going to be HydroShock.

PsycholgclMishap
Wednesday, March 17th, 2004, 03:21 PM
To be honest, the only load I have used out those is Federal HydroShock, for the .45 ACP and 9mm. I usually end up buying cheaper foreign ammo at gun shows for the 9mm, and end up plinking it away in no time. I use the .45 for personal protection, and then it's always going to be HydroShock.

You pack heat often? :smt002 :smt003

Ewergrin
Wednesday, March 17th, 2004, 09:58 PM
Everywhere I go. :2guns

Krampus
Thursday, March 18th, 2004, 01:25 AM
My favorite brand for plinking ammo in the 9mm is Sellior and Bellot very accurate stuff. In the past I've used Remington 115 JHP for 9mm defense loads, but I've been thinking of buying some Corbon +P or Speer Gold Dot.

Ewergrin
Thursday, March 18th, 2004, 01:33 AM
My favorite brand for plinking ammo in the 9mm is Sellior and Bellot very accurate stuff. In the past I've used Remington 115 JHP for 9mm defense loads, but I've been thinking of buying some Corbon +P or Speer Gold Dot.

Now that I have thought about it, I have indeed used Corbon +P for 9mm. I remember it being decent stuff, but nothing too extraordinary.

irishpride74
Friday, November 5th, 2004, 05:29 PM
I guess it all depends on what you're doingwith the ammo. For target practice & just plinking you can get a couple boxes of Winchester rounds for around $10.00 but for personal protection I'll trust my life to hydrashock.

vonMilikowski
Sunday, December 25th, 2005, 01:06 AM
Irish,

What are the gun laws in Utah?

Here in Arizona pretty open, no bars or fed buildings. What about there?

Getting ready to go into the lions den in Blanding and I know he has heat, the ex said nothing like what I have (lets just say when I get ready to go plinking it is like watching a woman finding the right shoes).

I love my twins, both .45's. One is a "Bowling Pin" (long barrel) the other is a Colt Commander (short barrel).....:D

irishpride74
Wednesday, December 28th, 2005, 01:29 AM
The gun laws here are'nt too bad. The Utah D.A.B.C. are kinda touchy about any firearms or ammo in a business that sells alcohol, even if it's an employees weapon. I personally like my Glock 40.

irishpride74
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006, 11:43 PM
Well, I admit I used to be a real fan of the Glock pistol. That was before I bought a Rock Island Armory 1911. Ihave sold my Glock & am now collecting 1911s.

vonMilikowski
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006, 11:53 PM
Welcome to the world of almost 100 year old tech that still has proven to be the best, I LOVE my 1911A1's...... Now to get you going with the Dragonuv..... Life will never be the same.

Grimsteinr
Thursday, March 1st, 2007, 01:38 PM
Durn! you left me out all together.
Guess that's 'cause I'm an Old guy. And, I carry an Old Guy Gun.
My all day, every day CCW, is a Ruger SP101, .357 Mag.
A lot of older guys I know like wheel guns.
Yeah, I have a couple .45acps & .45 Colt cowboy guns, too.
Prefer my DA wheely.

And I generally carry mine loaded with the best of what I have on hand.
It might be Golden Sabres, Gold Dots, W. Slvertips, Corbons, or Federals.
Shoot, it might even be WWB, Winchester white Box, 110 gr. HJHP's.
You ever see what those'll do to a big watermelon?
They'll blow a copperhead snake clean in two.And, I've made a
coyote jump about 2 ft. in the air, from about 40 yrds.
Coyotes get our farm cats, once in a while.

For plinking, I like the WWB 110's.
Lots of Folks shoot .38 Spec.'s in their .357's.
I'd rather spend a few extra bucks & get the .357's.
The gun is a bit easier to clean.
Everyone gets to pick what they like best, hunnh.
Have fun.

vonMilikowski
Thursday, March 1st, 2007, 02:36 PM
Durn! you left me out all together.
Guess that's 'cause I'm an Old guy. And, I carry an Old Guy Gun.
My all day, every day CCW, is a Ruger SP101, .357 Mag.
A lot of older guys I know like wheel guns.
Yeah, I have a couple .45acps & .45 Colt cowboy guns, too.
Prefer my DA wheely.

And I generally carry mine loaded with the best of what I have on hand.
It might be Golden Sabres, Gold Dots, W. Slvertips, Corbons, or Federals.
Shoot, it might even be WWB, Winchester white Box, 110 gr. HJHP's.
You ever see what those'll do to a big watermelon?
They'll blow a copperhead snake clean in two.And, I've made a
coyote jump about 2 ft. in the air, from about 40 yrds.
Coyotes get our farm cats, once in a while.

For plinking, I like the WWB 110's.
Lots of Folks shoot .38 Spec.'s in their .357's.
I'd rather spend a few extra bucks & get the .357's.
The gun is a bit easier to clean.
Everyone gets to pick what they like best, hunnh.
Have fun.


Nothing wrong with the wheels, I have a S&W .357 myself, just not as easy to conceal as my .45's