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We hear all the time about gun this, gun that. Just wondering what everyone loads their carry gun with.

In my Ruger P345 or my Taurus PT745 Mill Pro

Hornady .45 ACP +P 230-Grain Jacketed Hollow Point, 950 fps
 

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Think we did this already but here goes again---updated I believe:

9mm---Federal HST's 124 grain +P or Speer Gold Dots 124 grain +P

40 S&W---165 grain HST's, 180 grain Winchester Ranger T-series or Cor-Bon Pow'r Ball

.357 Sig----Hornady XTP or Speer GD's both 124 grain (Hornady might be 125 grain)

.45 ACP---Taurus HEX 185 grain copper, Cor-Bon 165 grain JHP or 230 grain Ranger Bonded
 

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.45 ACP 230gr, Speer Gold Dot
 

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45acp - Winchester SXT

357 Magnum - Winchester Silvertips but Hornady redtips when camping

9mm - Federal EFMJ
 

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9mm - 127gr. +P+ Winchester Ranger SXT (soon to be Ranger "T" as soon as I run out of the SXT, I suppose)

.38 Special - 135gr. +P Speer Short Barrel
 

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Here's the current list:

9mm: Corbon 115gr +P
357 magnum (snubbie): Win. 110gr JHP medium velocity
38 Special (rarely carried): Rem. 158gr LHP +P
9x18 (rarely carried): Hornady 95gr XTP

I'm trying to find time to do some testing for 9mm and 357 mag. I'm debating a change in 9mm to 124gr +P Gold Dots. In 357 I need to test a few different medium velocity loads for my snubbie as well as get my recoil tolerance back up to where it used to be so I can comfortably carry full power again in my medium frames (Fed. 125gr JHP).

I'm also moving this topic to Factory Ammo as I think its a better fit there.

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After testing for reliability and accuracy, I've found that my different guns require different loads.

Kel-Tec P32------------Fiocchi .32 ATHP

Colt Government Model .380---Starfire 90 gr. SFHP

Taurus Model 85-------- Cor-Bon 125 gr. JHP +P

Taurus Model 66 (3")----Speer Gold Dot 125 gr. GDHP

Taurus Model 101-------- Remington Golden Saber 165 gr GSHP

Colt Mk IV Series 80 GM-- Federal 230 gr. HST

I have also tested other gun/ammo combinations and some of the most effective ammo is no longer even produced. Mt Kel-Tec P11 shoots PMC Starfire 9mm 115 gr. loads into tiny 15 yard groups, but the ammo hasn't been made since the early 1990's. :D
 

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At this time:

Federal Premium, 90gr. Hydrashock, Jacketed Hollowpoint, .380acp

Winchester, SuperX, Subsonic, 230gr. Jacketed Hollowpoint, .45acp

Winchester SuperX, Subsonic, 147gr. Jacketed Hollowpoint, 9mm
 

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Speer 124 gr. Gold Dots for my 9mms. :p
 

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45acp Federal 230gr HST. 38spl Federal 125gr HST +P
 

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PT111.....Federal HST 124gr (P9HST1)
XD45ACP.....Speer Gold Dots 230gr
 

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So far I've been using Hornady 140gr XTP's but I do want to try other loads like the Speer Gold Dot for short barrel guns and the Buffalo Bore ammo. I know I don't want to run tons of +p through the gun as I don't want to beat the gun up.
 

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PT140 Hornady XTP 155 Grain.
I was carrying Speer GD but it tended to jam.
I have a box of Federal 135 grain Hydra-Shok JHP I'll be trying either tomorrow or Sunday.
 
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