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Old 07-01-2016, 10:51 AM   #1
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Trying some new ammo

For 15 years I've carried HydraShoks', decided to try some other ammo, we'll see how they cycle in the Raptor and Ultra Aegis. The Critcal Duty is 135g, the Custom 124's

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Like Doug Marcaida said on Forged in Fire: Will it kill? Hope ya don't have to find out.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:42 PM   #4
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When I get hit with gunfire, the first thing I ask myself is, was this a hollow point? 2nd, is this the latest and greatest and most expensive hollow point? If I don't know, I don't die.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:19 PM   #5
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The most important thing about carry ammo is not how well it goes through a body shot with it but how well your gun preforms with it. I don't need the latest and greatest expanding bullets today if I know my present carry ammo works 100% in the gun I carry and I can hit my target with it. If the gun chokes on the latest and greatest then doom on me.
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Good luck with your test, I've been using Remington Golden Saber in all my 45's since I can remember. I'm tempted to try some of the new great ammo out there, but Golden Saber has never failed to feed, fire or eject. They are reasonably priced and come with 25 in a box.
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:39 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
gun chokes on the latest and greatest then doom on me.
Perhaps it was an internet anecdote, maybe a magazine article, or maybe my trainer. I'll try to get the details right.

The gist of the story was that the defendant was being prosecuted for shooting his assailant in the back of the neck, and the bullet came out the front. The case was cut and dry--until the defendant hired an expert deadguyologist to review the data.

The expert's findings were that the defendant was shooting ball ammo, and actually shot the guy from the front, but because ball does not deform readily, the wound looked like it was back-to-front. I don't recall the specifics of how he was able to determine this, but the take away was that hollow-points are the ONLY acceptable ammunition for defensive purposes.

Oh, and what's this "doom on you" stuff? A Marcinko fan?
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:55 PM   #8
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No Cur, as Dick would say, I don't load ball in my carry guns only Ranger T. old school still works.

I don't drink Bombay Gin.

I don't have a sand pile in my backyard with 600 lbs of iron in it.

I do admit to enjoying the books.
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UPDATE: I finally got some range time in and I was shocked at much lighter the recoil was on the Hornady Critical Duty 135's, compared to my tried and tested HydraShok 124's (personal defense).

I ran multiple mags of each brand through my Ultra Aegis, Ultra Raptor and DW ECO and it was just shocking how measurably less the recoil was, follow-up shots were certainly easier..

I ran 6 mags of the Critical Duty through each gun with single shots, double taps and the whole mags being emptied and all 3 guns cycled it flawlessly

I'm not sure what the ultimate benefit of 10 more grains of weight is, probably immeasurable but the recoil isn't.
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:41 PM   #10
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Nice

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Like Doug Marcaida said on Forged in Fire: Will it kill? Hope ya don't have to find out.
haha I totally second this. Nice pics btw
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