"IF" a magic bullet did exist every law enforcement agency in the nation would be using "IT", and all the other companies would be out of business.
But it doesn't, so select what you shoot the best in your particular gun and spend all that magic bullet money on LOTS of practice ammo.
Get the basics down, and practce till your skill level is where you want it.
Always remember to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your targets
Reduce them to shreds
Reuse shoot them more than once
Recycle whatever is left over
24/7 Pro C 40 S&W PT1911 45 ACP 738 TCP 380 ACP PT111 SS Model 66 .357
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Ignorance is the lack of knowledge. Stupid is the refusal to do anything about it.
I just bought some Winchester PDX1 Defender 230 gr. bonded JHP's. At the local Wally World they were $29.97 an box of 20, so I went to my LGS and they had the exact same thing for $23 a box of 20. I think WW is jacking up the prices lately. $7 dollars difference is big to me, since I sold all my .40's I only have the .45's now and can concentrate on 1 size. Maybe 1 day I will be able to load my own like a lot of guys on here. If the SHTF I am coming to see Smokewagon or Jake or 1 of those guys.LOL
God and Guns keep us strong!
I buy whatever is on sale for range ammo and use Hornady Critical Defense for my carry guns.
AHH, let me ask before I answer??
does anyone remember the type of ammo that they used in the "Atomic Rifle" that the Army had back in the 70's??
anyway thats my choice as long as someone else fires it!!-LOL
my second choice would be the one that functions 120% of the time in the particular gun that its being chosen for.
Retired Firefighter, Advanced Georgia Master Gardener, Hazardous Material Response Member, Certified Hazardous Material Incident Commander, 1911 Addict and General Gun Lover.
Currently Professionally Retired Old Person.
As long as it chambers easily, goes bang reliably, and hits in the general area of my aim then i'm happy. Price tends to be a small factor as well, but that's all relative to what is available in your area. 100 pack of Remington UMC 230 gr JHP's is under $45 at Walmart, not too bad for a range or emergency situation IMO.
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Hollow points. What every your gun likes the most.
I use CCI Blazer Aluminum .45 ACP 230gr FMJ, the main reason I bought them is that they cost me $279.80 a thousand (0.27c each $13.99 box 50) then I noticed they run very well in my 1911's and Glocks. That's all I buy now for my 9mm, 40S&W, 10mm and 45ACP.
After purchasing my Taurus PT145 yesterdya, I inquired of the salesman (former Army Ranger) what would he recommend for range use & personal (home) defense loads. He recommended Hornaday Critical Defense loads (185 grain FTX) as they work better in the smaller semi-autos. No feeding problems. That 20-round box cost $20.99.
Then he recommended Lellier& Bellot for range use. 230-grains at $20.99 a box. I picked up two. The question in my mind was/is, why practice with a heavy round, but load/shoot lighter rounds for defense.
Would appreciate any input. Thanks.