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Do any of the experts recommend using target ammo in your carry guns?

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#61 jim123


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 10:07 PM


Ok I will try non +P hollow points in my snub nose revolvers to see of I can handle it with one arm. My concern is that in a self defense situation is that I wont be able to squeeze 5 rounds off as fast due to heavy recoil but maybe practice will change that. . Seconds and fractions of seconds matter. It all about saving your life. Shooting first to eliminate a threat.

<-- Non +P with 17" penetration .....

<-- +P 130 gr. I carry these in my S&W model 36.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCSVmunM4OI <-- +P HP that acts like a FMJ load .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkscBbMGp5k -- This is a .380 FMJ gel test video. I couldn't find a .38 FMJ gel test but being as the .380 is slightly less powerful then the .38 special , you can get a good idea of what will happen with the .38 FMJ. It will over penetrate and put bystanders at risk. If you hurt someone else other than your intended bad guy because of over penetration , you will be liable for that person.


How about this round?


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Edited by jim123, 31 May 2019 - 10:12 PM.

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