Amazing Ballistics Tests for 9mm / .40 S&W / .45ACP / .380
These guys tore up some ballistics gel and wrote reports!

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

ammunition and sport shooting informationBesides enjoying the sport of shooting and hunting for more than five decades and being a fervent believer in the constitutional right bestowed upon us to bear firearms, I've always been a fan of the old trite cliche, "I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."

The current political climate seems to be trending toward limiting my enjoyment and freedom.  Cheap ammunition is hard to find as ammo prices have been steadily climbing.  Political rhetoric is trending toward more legislation of firearms and various related hardware.

With that said, I've made it a point to find a way to keep my shelves stocked with a reasonable amount of ammo.   And here's my valuable secret . . . 

I've been extremely well-treated for a long-long time by the good folks at LuckyGunner.com, buying the lion's share of my ammunition using the green bar menu above and the inks provided below.  I've found their bulk cost per round prices (including lightning fast shipment to my doorstep) are very difficult to beat.

WASHINGTON UPDATE

The Obama administration named vice president Joe Biden as the leader of it's task force designed to explicitly restrict guns and ammunition in the United States.

This task force has been instructed by Obama to submit legislative proposals to him no later than January.  The byproduct of these efforts will most likely yield a set of Unconstitutional laws and/or executive orders that further reduce the freedoms of each and every American citizen.

There is some good information posted here at FoxNews.com.

If you are concerned, you might consider a membership here at www.NRA.org

My personal favorite defense ammunition rounds: (and be sure to take a peek at those ballistics tests)

speer gold dot9 mm
bullet 9 mm +P 124 grain Jacketed Hollow Point Speer Gold Dot defense rounds
bullet 9 mm 124 grain Jacketed Hollow Point Speer Gold Dot Law Enforcement
bullet 9 mm 124 grain Hydra-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point Federal Law Enforcement
.40 S&W
bullet .40 S&W 180 grain Jacketed Hollow Point Speer Gold Dot defense rounds
bullet .40 S&W 180 grain Jacketed Hollow Point Speer Gold Dot defense rounds

12 Gauge Shotgun Shells
bullet 12 Gauge 2-3/4" .65" Ball over #1 Buck Pellets Centurion Law Enforcement Multi-Defense shotgun shells
bullet 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 00 Buck (9 pellets with FliteControl Wad) Federal Tactical Law Enforcement shotgun shells

gunvault GVB1000While the above choices can certainly be argued, these are the rounds that I'm most confident that if my shots are well-placed, I could protect myself and family if our lives were ever in eminent danger.

The heavier Speer Gold Dots are my favorites and are my constant carry and bedside rounds (in my GunVault Biometric GVB 1000 as pictured to the right). 

My personal favorite practice ammunition rounds:

--- MOVIE: Military Ballistics Industries (MBI) 9 mm Factory Reloads
--- MOVIE: Military Ballistics Industries (MBI) .40 S&W Factory Reloads

 

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I find I'm taking the quality of my carry ammo much more seriously as I grow older,  and realize I was probably just plain lucky I've never had to depend upon it yet.  While I'm a proud cost-per-round shopper for my plinking / target ammo and prone to using a lot of factory reloaded MBI (links above), I am now going with much higher-priced JHP rounds.

I'm fond of Nickel-plated brass cases and bonded projectile rounds, and yes you pay for them, but I purchase just 20-50 of these self-defense rounds per every 1,000 or so Full Metal Jacket target rounds.  I'll fire just a few of the JHP's to make sure they "feel" like my target loads, and then keep the JHP's in my carry and bedside GunVault magazines.

I fire off what's been in these "protection" magazines every six to twelve months and refresh with newly purchased rounds.  As for my FMJ practice rounds, they are carefully stored and I shoot so much they are naturally turned around quickly.  But . . . I have every confidence they would be fine for over a decade, sealed in my nice new 50-Cal cans with a desiccant.  You can pretty much run over these cans with the truck, throw then in the lake, and expect dry rounds when you open the cans.