“Best Choices for Self Defense Ammo”

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on October 10, 2009 at 12:01 am
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I would like to point out an excellent article entitled “Best Choices for Self Defense Ammo.” That article is the result of extensive testing of various self defense rounds, for handguns, rifles, and shotguns.  I would say it is one of the all around best self defense ammo reviews I’ve ever seen.

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  • Jaybuck

    I must agree the article for "best choices of self defensive ammo" is excellent. It is written in laymans terms making it easy for me to understand & make my own decision as to what I should use or what I can substitute with depending on price factors or the unavailability of certain preferred brands or calibers.

  • booker

    No 10mm tests?

  • Mike

    I would say this data is out of date. Some rounds are not even made ant longer and new products have taken over the market.

    • https://www.learnaboutguns.com The LearnAboutGuns.c

      While it is true that some of the ammo discussed in the article is no longer produced, and other new ammo has been added to the marketplace since, I think this article remains quite useful. Many rounds from the article are still for sale, and I prefer using time-tested ammo over the offering that came out in the last month.

  • security

    There is no one who could possibly imagine what a “worst case scenario” would involve when faced with a violent attack. Authors discussing options of the right caliber, the right cartridge, or the right bullet in self defense miss the point of actually being personally involved with a defensive encounter.

    Anyone who is involved in a defensive encounter that has a firearm should, out of sear fear, pull the trigger until the magazine is completely empty. In a “worst case scenario” the deployment of a M60 machinegun having a thousand rounds of ammunition probably would not be adequate enough to provide safe passage.

    In a “best case scenario” a .32 caliber with a full load of jacketed hollow points might just be all it takes. When you are in that violent moment of your life, my advice is to take what ever caliber you have, loaded with the heaviest bullet possible, having the highest muzzle energy available, and keep pulling it until you’re done. And if you survive, pick up the phone a dial 911.

    • hicus

      A Taurus judge loaded with XPD's fired 5 times will stop anything on two legs and provide the least amount of collateral damage. Blind people in extreme pain are not a threat. Bullets miss and hit other people and are seldom instantly lethal. You have a hand held sawed off shot gun for serious personal self defense. All the rest of your guns are to play with and talk about.

      • Lloyd

        Good choice of weaponry.