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Your Choice & Opinions for Defensive EDC Ammo
« on: July 27, 2013, 04:57:01 pm »
I know there are alot of different opinions and preferences when it comes to defensive ammo. What kind of ammo do you load in your carry gun? From what I understand you may choose different ammo depending if you're carrying a 5'' gun or a 3'' subcompact pistol for the best expansion/penetration. Please include how you decided on your ammo and weight, brand, ect. I thought it would be interesting to see everyone's difference in opinions and carry ammo. Thanks guys.


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Re: Your Choice & Opinions for Defensive EDC Ammo
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 08:37:40 pm »
Glock 23, Hornady Critical Duty.

Ruger LCP, Hornady Critical Defense.

The Critical Defense is better in the shorter barrels. The Critical Duty is the same FTX projectile, but meets FBI requirements.

I believe the FTX projectile to be superior over a standard hollow point. It doesn't plug up like a hollow point and always expands.


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Re: Your Choice & Opinions for Defensive EDC Ammo
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 09:20:39 pm »
I just bought some critical duty as well for a g19. Wasn't sure which would be better, critical defense or critical duty. Since the barrel is in between sizes. I watched a youtube vid w/ g19 critical duty. Out of 5 shots his average velocity was higher than advertised by Hornady.

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Re: Your Choice & Opinions for Defensive EDC Ammo
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 05:21:10 pm »
Glasers and Gold Dots stacked with the former over the latter for me.

In a revolver I would have the first one or two (depending on capacity) be rat shot.
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Re: Your Choice & Opinions for Defensive EDC Ammo
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 11:45:33 am »
I carry http://www.hornady.com/store/Critical-DUTY-New in my CZ 75 P-07 (9x19).

This three minute video sums it up nicely. >> http://youtu.be/AYwnZt0j7co
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Re: Your Choice & Opinions for Defensive EDC Ammo
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 09:58:44 am »
Gold dots. Any cal as I carry different weapons depending in what I'm doing that day. It's what my agency issued me is why!! But I'm glad as they are awesome projectiles. Stay together and expand very well.

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Re: Your Choice & Opinions for Defensive EDC Ammo
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 02:03:35 pm »
Has anyone ever heard of Dynamic Research Technologies (DRT) ammo? "It has a Compressed Metal Powder Core. On impact with harder metals the powdered core disintegrates, thus no ricochet. When it penetrates a gel block or organic tissue, the hydrostatic shock of the soft material going into the hollow point actually makes the entire core projectile expand. There are no large chunks, just fine dust doing the terminal damage." Or so their website claims. They have plenty at Gebo's so I thought what the hell and picked up a couple boxes.