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#7082320 - 02/17/18 09:21 AM Law Enforcement Officers!!
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Do any of you carry a 9mm? Either as Primary or Back up?

If so, what it your "go to" ammo if the SHTF?
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#7082339 - 02/17/18 09:34 AM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Go to for my 357sig duty and 9mm off duty is Hornady Critical Duty. If in anything shorter than a 4 inch barrel, use Hornady Critical Defense.

Although they look the same, they are designed differently and work best in the designated barrel lengths


Edited by BigPig (02/17/18 09:34 AM)
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#7082359 - 02/17/18 09:49 AM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Buzzsaw]
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This information may be helpful in making a decision -

https://www.luckygunner.com/labs/self-defense-ammo-ballistic-tests/





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#7082382 - 02/17/18 10:02 AM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Buzzsaw]
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How about the latest craze of lightweight solid cooper bullets with the spiral (Phillips Screwdriver) looking points?

Many shooters have gone to a "summer" load and a "winter" load.
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#7082385 - 02/17/18 10:05 AM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
How about the latest craze of lightweight solid cooper bullets with the spiral (Phillips Screwdriver) looking points?

Many shooters have gone to a "summer" load and a "winter" load.


Why? We donít change our ammo based on seasons, find one that works well in all conditions, like the one mentioned above
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#7082393 - 02/17/18 10:12 AM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
How about the latest craze of lightweight solid cooper bullets with the spiral (Phillips Screwdriver) looking points?

Many shooters have gone to a "summer" load and a "winter" load.


Not a LEO so I won't try to contribute. But summer winter load are you talking about a smaller firearm during the summer for ease of concealment and a larger firearm during the winter because of the thicker clothes? I've heard of people doing this or am I missing something?
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#7082406 - 02/17/18 10:22 AM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Kthnx]
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Originally Posted By: Kthnx
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
How about the latest craze of lightweight solid cooper bullets with the spiral (Phillips Screwdriver) looking points?

Many shooters have gone to a "summer" load and a "winter" load.


Not a LEO so I won't try to contribute. But summer winter load are you talking about a smaller firearm during the summer for ease of concealment and a larger firearm during the winter because of the thicker clothes? I've heard of people doing this or am I missing something?


Exactly it, I guess the Critical Duty might serve for both seasons

You know us gun people, always looking for an edge or something new
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#7082407 - 02/17/18 10:24 AM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Don't overthink it Buzz and don't chase the latest trends with such an important decision. BP has a good suggestion and I recall BIL uses Gold Dot. Go with what LEO/FBI uses.
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#7082410 - 02/17/18 10:28 AM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Kthnx]
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Originally Posted By: Kthnx
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
How about the latest craze of lightweight solid cooper bullets with the spiral (Phillips Screwdriver) looking points?

Many shooters have gone to a "summer" load and a "winter" load.


Not a LEO so I won't try to contribute. But summer winter load are you talking about a smaller firearm during the summer for ease of concealment and a larger firearm during the winter because of the thicker clothes? I've heard of people doing this or am I missing something?


Not an LEO but Winter clothing, heavy coats etc. can fill a hollow point and cause it to behave like a FMJ and not expand.
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#7082429 - 02/17/18 10:44 AM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Buzzsaw]
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9mm on and off

Speer Golddot 147 g2

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#7082452 - 02/17/18 11:05 AM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Buzzsaw]
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He77 BIG FITZ, you know me, I overthink EVERYTHING

I still don't know what I'm shooting in two weeks, got no ammo ready. My BDC turret is not working correctly, maybe I can shoot Chad's Winny .22 for the whole thing
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#7082861 - 02/17/18 05:28 PM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Our duty ammo is Speer 124 Gold Dots.

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#7082896 - 02/17/18 06:06 PM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Barnes TAC-XPD is incredibly reliable. Itís the bees knees.
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#7082942 - 02/17/18 06:45 PM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Barnes TAC-XPD is incredibly reliable. It’s the bees knees.
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#7082959 - 02/17/18 07:01 PM Re: Law Enforcement Officers!! [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Gold dot or Federal HST

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