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Old 04-09-2016, 06:29 PM   #1
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I"ve had gun mag writers say that my loads

are "overbore' like that's some magical concept that undercuts the superiority of my load's performance. why would anyone GAF about a defensive pistol load being overbore when you won't fire more than 100 of them in your lifetime and all but a half a dozen will surely be for testing or hunting only? You can practice with normal ammo, it won't make a bit of difference when it's for real, as long as the recoil is about the same between practice and carry loads.

yes, 10 factor .38 wadcutters and full charge 357, there's a big diff, especially if you're a cop and sometimes have to suppress (or try to) a rifleman from 50 yds away. But for civilians, at 10 ft, the 125 gr lrn at 800 fps, from a pocket 9 and 45 grs at 2200 fps are the same thing, recoil wise. all you twits CLAIM that blast has no effect on your shooting, so you CAN'T use that argument. :-)

there's no need to beat up your defense gun by shooting much hot or even nomal power loads in it. (if it's a pocket 9 or .38 snub). In fact, you should carry one and almost never fire it, and do your practicing with a spare that's just like your ccw gun. Then the ccw gun is always clean, loaded, properly lubed, and any wear or parts breakage is not happening to your carry gun, and if you lose it to cops (siezed as evidence) have to jettison it, lose it in a fire or car wreck, you've got a spare just like it waiting for you.
 
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Old 04-10-2016, 01:23 PM   #2
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Here we go again, BP Forum.
 
Old 04-13-2016, 12:25 PM   #3
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Like anyone should gaF about a load's being "overbore' when somebody's trying to kill you. There is no reason at all to gaf if you practice with 160 gr lrn at 900 fps and actually carry 100 grs at 1400 fps. the diff in POI at 25 yds might be 10", but so what? Nobody's gonna shoot that well when they are underfire, and 90+% of cop shootouts are at less than 10 yds, which means 95% of civilians. over half are at 10 ft and less and most of the time, you need not even fire at ALL.

So you don't need to waste your money or wear out your gun shooting your defensive loads all the time. That's bs. And in any case, it's stupid to not have a practice spare gun, anyway. Then the spare can be precisely zeroed with whatever practice rds you use and the ccw gun can be precisely zeroed with whatever you carry. If you can't spare an "extra" $500 for a gun, htf can you shoot the 5000 rds per year needed to STAY good (assuming you ever GOT good, that is). At 25c per rd, 5000 rds is $1250, boyo. If you can't afford the 'spare" gun, you also can't afford to shoot enough to be worth a hoot.

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Old 04-13-2016, 12:52 PM   #4
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How many spare guns do you have? I practice .45 guns with 230 Grain FMJ and carry them with 230 Grain Golden Sabre. 9MM are loaded with 115 Grain FMJ for practice. and carried with 115 JHP or 124 Grain JHP, usually Golden Sabre. Magazines loaded with carry ammunition are fired and reloaded monthly. Need pictures?
 
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