If you list calibers that you're bringing, I can check the ammo section at the local Walmart and tell you what the pricing is; you can probably figure out whether mail order makes sense or not at that point.Here's a really stupid question since I'm coming to Texas - Is it better to buy ammo via mail order and bring it (keeping in mind the GTO has a tiny trunk) or buy it once I get there?
I appreciate the suggestion, but I'll stick with different ammo for target versus defense situations. My concern with target ammo for self defense is twofold: smaller wound channels doing less damage, and over-penetration in populated areas. I'd rather the bullet expand for maximum damage and (hopefully but never guaranteed of course) stop inside the attacker, and not punch a tiny clean hole right through and hit a bystander. If that happens then I'm off to prison, no matter how justified the shooting was.I suggest FMJ for .380, the ballistic gel tests show it does a better job than hollow points.
I'm fine with .380 (I also own and carry one), the gun you carry because it's comfortable is better than the one you left home because it isn't.
That's the thing, I'm taking point blank range into account. It's not the only range I've taken into account, but it's one of multiple factors.Unless you are point blank range with a .380, your chances of over penetrating with enough remaining energy to do much harm is slim at best.
Whoa, when did this happen? :jealous:Good haul. You should bring those with to Dallas so we can run them through the ultrasonic cleaner
Whaaa....? I should not have clicked on that link. twiddles fingers Though to be honest, I still need to take mine out for more range time to get used to it.In not entirely unrelated news, TriStar (US arm of Turkish arms maker) has taken the Saiga 12 shotgun and bullpupped it while maintaining almost complete Saiga parts interchangeability. Early reviews seem to be reasonably decent and it is only $600 or so.