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Short-Barrel Ammo in your Short-Barrel Pistol?

Discussion in 'Self Defense and Handgun Carry' started by druryj, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. druryj

    druryj Super Moderator Staff Member

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    For those who carry a short -barrel pistol, do you carry with ammunition specifically designed for short-barrel guns or just use the same ammo as you use in a full-size gun?
     
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    Same.
    Shield qll the way up to the 5 inch pro

    Sent via carrier pigeon
     
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    CGS1 I'm Retired, Do It Yourself.

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    Same here. Hornady Critical Defense 9mm 115 gr.
     
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    You can actuallly find short barrel ammo? I gave up awhile back.
     
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    I carry the same as i use in full sized pistols. Until i shoot a box or two of HST short barrel ammo i will stick with the standard Federal hst.
     
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    Yes. :drunk2:
     
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    The only stuff I've found is .22 Mag designed for Short Barreled pistols. It has the same powder charge as a rifle round, but I suspect the difference is the HP bullet is designed to open up and perform at lower pistol speeds.
    Quite the fireball out of my PMR-30!
     
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    Yep.
     
  9. druryj

    druryj Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good choice, IMO.
    Yes. Hornady Critical Defense 115gr is specifically DESIGNED for short barrel guns, per Hornady's web site. If you search hard enough, you can find Gold Dots for shorties too...just not as commonly and easily found.
     
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    Same.....Sig Sauer Elite Performance.
     

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