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DFin
03-04-2012, 06:06
Are there any that develop enough velocity to expand?
I am considering: Ranger 130 gr +p.
Speer 135 grain that I can never find.
Winchester or Federal 158 gr. LSWCHP's (FBI load.)

Providence
03-04-2012, 06:42
Here is 125 gr., if you're will to go with it.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/cPath/23_66_113/products_id/2149

Breadman03
03-04-2012, 07:34
Gold Dot for short barrels. I keep it in my LCR. Given the Gold Dot reputation, I assume it will perform admirably.

50 Cent
03-04-2012, 20:45
I carry standard pressure Nyclads in the summer in my 642/M85.

F224
03-05-2012, 21:04
Nyclads or the FBI load, 158gr SWHP +P

Chup
03-06-2012, 06:39
I saw a report and pictures on one of the many Forums I look at. It showed the 135 Gold Dot after passing through many barriers and then still penetrating ballistic jell. It opened up very good. The New York P.D. reports it works very well in 2" and 4" Guns. Evan Marshal likes Corbon DPX the best but, he says 135 Gold Dot is also good. I always look to Evan Marshal and the Stopping Power Sight when comparing ammo.

jwhite75
03-06-2012, 06:46
The Gold Dot Short Barrels are awesome.

nuclear g17
03-11-2012, 11:27
I stick with lead bullets. Nyclad or 158+p lead hollow points.

nastytrigger
03-12-2012, 16:49
I mostly carry Short Barrel Gold Dots, but I also like Hornady Critical Defense.

hotpig
03-13-2012, 05:08
I will have the GDSB 53921 in stock later this week.

Travclem
03-13-2012, 08:07
In my non-scientific wet phone book covered in denim test the 130gr PDX-1 +P, regular Gold Dot, and Gold Dot short barrel expended beautifully out of my 642. Nyclads were inconsistent in expansion and the 158gr LSWCHP flattened out and wasn't very uniform. Penetration between all 5 rounds tested was comparable.

captcurly
03-13-2012, 18:28
Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel and Hornady Critical Defense Ammo.

mini14jac
03-22-2012, 14:38
After all the research I've done, I've settled on Critical Defense,
standard pressure.
Repeated tests show it to penetrate 10" after passing through 4 layers of cloth, and expands to 1.5 x it's size.

cowboywannabe
03-22-2012, 14:46
easily found and affordable Remington 158gr. LHP +p.

Glockbuster
03-24-2012, 18:15
Hotpig has just laid it real easy for you, look no further.