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What do you think the best cartridge is?

Postby Gooseboy » Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:32 pm

Guys who do you think makes the best defense cartridge and what is it?
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Postby Smackaduck » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:08 pm

Core bon
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Postby shocktroop » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:33 pm

Best defense bullet or cartridge? Against what? A ccw piece or a trail gun? As for CCW, cor bon has a strong following as does speer. For others...who knows...huge can of worms here.
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Postby Citori12 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:00 am

Depends if your defending yourself against grizzly bears, gang members, thieves, or killer rabbits....
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Postby bgoldhunter » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:40 pm

Dem wabbits are getting awwfuwly dangerwous...kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit....
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Postby kcduckslayer » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:03 pm

GB do you even own a gun that will take defensive ammo? If so what cal
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Postby Citori12 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:03 pm

But I have the ultimate deterrent...Guard bunnies...
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Postby AK Ducks » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:59 pm

GB your a little young to own a defensive hand gun. you need to be 21 for a concealed handgun permit (I think) unless you live in AK where its aginst the law for any city to require a concealed wepons licence. :thumbsup:
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Postby shocktroop » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:42 pm

Some states you can posess a handgun at 18 but can't buy one till your 21. Weird huh?
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Postby Gooseboy » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:33 pm

AK Ducks wrote:GB your a little young to own a defensive hand gun. you need to be 21 for a concealed handgun permit (I think) unless you live in AK where its aginst the law for any city to require a concealed wepons licence. :thumbsup:


Yea that doesnt mean i cant shoot them. Im just wondering. Besides a defensive firearms doesnt mean its concealed carry. KCDUCKSLAYER i have a 9mm and a 38. :smile:

Oh eah i mean defense against criminals and thugs.
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Postby shocktroop » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:40 pm

We all have our pet loads. Mine being .45acp, 10mm and .357.
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Postby kcduckslayer » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:54 am

9mm go with hydro shock. Thats what the police departments carry (or at least they used to.

38 leave at home. If you must get a hot load of hollow points.

Personally I dont think you should be worried about it. You cant even drive.
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:14 am

a 3 in. slug makes a pretty good defensive round... or just some 00 buck :thumbsup:
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Postby Gooseboy » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:27 pm

kcduckslayer wrote:9mm go with hydro shock. Thats what the police departments carry (or at least they used to.

38 leave at home. If you must get a hot load of hollow points.

Personally I dont think you should be worried about it. You cant even drive.


First off i dont care what age i am i like to shoot guns. Second off i may not have a drivers license but i can drive.

What kind of Corbons are you guys talking about? Power Ball? Deep Penetrating or DP? Or the JHPs?
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Postby kcduckslayer » Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:32 am

Just going off the ones that you mentioned I would say the dp's. Only makes sense
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Postby BHUNTER » Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:32 pm

whatever fits into my guns :laughing:

defense is something of a religion to hard core gunners, you got your rail guns with lights and lasers, shotguns with 6 shots of hot lead, and assualt rifles with 30 round mags. i guess if i got to shoot someone it would be with my p226 .40 just because its on my night stand :laughing: . it doesnt matter what brand, make, or caliber you use you make dam sure that before you shoot someone its legal and that you are able to handle the shock afterwards.
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Postby Gooseboy » Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:43 pm

I figured the powerball why not that?
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Postby LaRedneck » Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:00 pm

Kind a feeding off what bhunter said, there is no set cartridge for defense, any pice of lead shot out of a barrel can kill so whatever you decide will work.
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Postby LA.Call'emClose » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:30 pm

Always been a fan of the .45 ACP for defense. But for just shooting or plinking I shoot a 9mm caus it kicks less and is much cheaper.
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Postby puddlerjumper » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:10 pm

45 A.C.P. 230 grain JHP. I am not old enough for ccw, but that's what I carry when I'm in bear country. Only downside is they shoot a little high with me behind hte trigger, but nothing I can't adjust to.
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Postby sculling Oar » Wed May 24, 2006 7:00 pm

best home load
1 1/4 oz of LEAD #6 it makes a NICE Nasty hole, then they pick out the wad :toofunny:
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Postby quackhunter » Wed May 24, 2006 8:12 pm

Yeah man, I remember seeing this some where, it goes,

A shotgun does wonder in a home defense situation. First off, the irritated racking of that first round is sure to send a clear message to any would be intruder, if he is dumb enough to continue the muzzel flash and hot trail of lead sent his way should change his mind . :eek:

Seriously, whatever you can load first is going to be the best home defense round. if I pepper a guy full of #7 lead in my house im gonna send the message. loud and clear. The worry warts need to go and shoot or something instead of theorizing about what load works best.
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Postby Gooseboy » Wed May 24, 2006 8:21 pm

Yea plus the shotgun wont go through 50 million walls. But you cant keep a shottie in a small conceable safe.
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Postby NV Guide » Wed May 24, 2006 8:23 pm

A shotgun with birdshot not buckshot is a good idea for home defense as it is easy to hit with and you dont have to worry as much about over penetration and unintended targets.

For personal carry I once read that you should never enter a gunfight without a cartridge that begins with a 4. Sounds like good advice to me.
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Postby puddlerjumper » Wed May 24, 2006 8:30 pm

At 7 yards, which is the farthest shot you'll ever have inside a house, with studies showing most shots are closer than that, nothing will beat a shotgun. While it is easier to maneuver a handgun at close range, nothing is going to beat a long gun, especially in the dark. It's hard enough to shoot a handgun in the daylight, but a long gun at night, moves where your body moves. But just because it's a shotgun, doesn't mean you should get the misconception that it's easy to hit your target. At that close of a distance, there is no shot expansion, so you still have to try to line your shot up. Regardless of cartridge though, if you get one shot in the center mass, whether it be from a 22 LR or a 12 gauge, that person will be feeling it. I think I'd be better off with my 22 LR than any other gun I have.
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