|05-20-2012, 05:03 PM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2011
From: South Puget Sound
I have a burning question which should be simple to answer, although I could be wrong.
There are as many brands of pistol ammo as there are people, it seems and everyone I ask has a different take. So I'm asking here.
For personal defense, what is the best? Hornady? Winchester? Speer?
And for plinking, is there a 'cleaner' firing round or are range rounds supposed to leave your side-arm dirtier than the bum in the back alley? Does it depend on the gun?
I test-fired 10 rounds of Critical Duty (Hornady) at the range and my pistol was cleaner than 10 rounds of MagTech range rounds. Why is that? This is not to say that it was clean by any means but it was after firing the Hornadys, although I still went thru the motions of cleaning it. Why are range rounds so filthy when personal protection are clean?
|05-23-2012, 06:10 AM||#2|
Joined: Jan 2009
For Personal Defense I've used several different types, Federal LE Tactical JHP +Pin both my XD9/P99 and also use it in my Glock 22. I've had great luck with it. I've also used Magtech as well as Gold Dot. I haven't had problems with any of them, they're all fairly clean, Not too terribly much to clean up after going through a couple magazines worth. Now In terms of plinking ammo I've used the Aguila & American Eagle, they're between $100-$125 per 500. I've gone through about 1,000 rounds of each and haven't had any issues with failure to fire or Jamming, they're pretty cheap and effective so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.