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ldmtulsa
10-10-2010, 17:28
Need some personal defense ammo recommendations from the experts.

S/W 38 Chief Special snub nose
Dan Wesson 357 mag snub nose
Glock 36

ross2004
10-10-2010, 18:10
From research I've done on .38 SPL, it seems that the short barrel version of Gold Dots are the most popular. Can't help you on the others.

MURRAY
10-10-2010, 18:27
I would load DPX for all three or ranger talon or SPGD

BurkGlocker
10-10-2010, 20:10
Need some personal defense ammo recommendations from the experts.

S/W 38 Chief Special snub nose
Dan Wesson 357 mag snub nose
Glock 36

38 Special: Gold Dot Short Barrel or Winchester PDX1
357 Mag: Its a .357, ANYTHING WOULD WORK! :tongueout:
.45 ACP: Winchester Ranger T-Series and if you can find them, Federal HST

Burk

hotpig
10-10-2010, 20:27
38 Special: Gold Dot Short Barrel or Winchester PDX1
357 Mag: Its a .357, ANYTHING WOULD WORK! :tongueout:
.45 ACP: Winchester Ranger T-Series and if you can find them, Federal HST

Burk

Ranger 45 ammo is easier to find than the 45 HST. I have so much of the Ranger in stock that I have been tripping over it.

CanyonMan
10-10-2010, 21:01
Glock 36..... :supergrin:



http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/yrag5951/GT%20stuff/0630001446-1.jpg



http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/yrag5951/GT%20stuff/0703001534.jpg



Good shooting




CM

BurkGlocker
10-11-2010, 18:30
Ranger 45 ammo is easier to find than the 45 HST. I have so much of the Ranger in stock that I have been tripping over it.


Yeah, hotpig, I missed a comma, it shouldve read Winchester Ranger T-Series, and if you can find them, Federal HST. Hopefully soon I can take some of the Ranger off your hands in quantity.

Burk

Erich1B
10-11-2010, 19:05
I load my S&W 642 with Hornady 158gr. JHP XTP.

JBP55
10-11-2010, 19:23
Gold Dot, HST, Ranger T.

Deputydave
10-12-2010, 17:26
Need some personal defense ammo recommendations from the experts.

S/W 38 Chief Special snub nose
Dan Wesson 357 mag snub nose
Glock 36

.38 and/or .357 - The SB Gold Dot ammo has really received some excellent reviews in both of these calibers. Win PDX1 would also be a consideration. I spoke with one of their techs a couple of weeks ago about the function in a snubby. He stated that within 20 yards it would work great because, even with the velocity loss (about 100fps going from 4 to 2 inch barrel) it would still be within the window it was designed to expand at. The PDX1 is rated at 950fps out of a 4 inch test barrel, so approx. 850fps is really about the same as the GDSB ammo.

.45 - Again, GDSB or the PDX1 stuff should be fine. Either gives you enough weight to be able to penetrate to vitals with reliabel expansion.

Glolt20-91
10-13-2010, 21:26
Hornady's 125gr FTX is a comfortable shoot out of a snub nose and it doesn't clog up going through thick outer clothing.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o144/aztrekker/At%20the%20range/38Super125XTPvx357mag125FTX011.jpg

Also;

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o144/aztrekker/At%20the%20range/45autoi230grPDX_6802.jpg

Bob :cowboy:

Boxerglocker
10-13-2010, 21:35
I carry whatever the local LEO's carry, currently 200g GDHP in .45, 124g +P HST or 147g GDHP in 9mm.

Patrick Murphy
10-14-2010, 18:38
For my .38 Smith snub-nose, I use CorBon Pow'R Ball.

Jim S.
10-14-2010, 18:55
My 36 loves the Corbon 185g +P DPX.
It told me so.