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Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« on: May 06, 2017, 10:18:42 PM »
I carry Sig 180 V-Crowns in town, they average 1178 in my 29SF and at home I carry Underwood 200 Noslers that average 1130-1140.
If you can't shoot minute of bad guy, and get faced with a gun fight, spend your last minutes Praying,Begging, Running or all 3

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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 06:16:19 PM »
Why not V Crowns at home?

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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 09:35:30 AM »
I put a whitetail down with the 200 Underwood  Nosler, and had a nasty pass through. I don't want to take as big as of a chance at home with our son behind the bad guy.
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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 10:02:52 AM »
is something backwards there ?

I carry Sig 180 V-Crowns in town, they average 1178 in my 29SF and at home I carry Underwood 200 Noslers that average 1130-1140.

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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 10:44:15 AM »
Yeah..I would expect the v-crowns to penetrate a bit less, given the lower SD.  The extra 30 FPS isn't going to overcome the sectional density deficit.

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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 01:48:16 PM »
Think about 155 grain for home maybe. They usually hit about 12.5". In gel I think.

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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 01:51:24 PM »
Let me rephrase for you. If I'm outside seeing what the dogs are after, it's the 200 Noslers. I can swap mags to v crown or critical duty for the 10mm, or just grab the 9mm. I realize I explained it backwards earlier. An intruder would be between me and my son. So no matter what I use I'll rearrange my position before shooting anyway. And as suggested to me by a cop friend. Shoot from one knee at an upward angle.
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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2017, 03:58:47 PM »
I'll rearrange my position before shooting anyway. And as suggested to me by a cop friend. Shoot from one knee at an upward angle.

Not to pick on you at all, but from my own experience as a LEO for 32 yrs ...explain a bit more on this one.

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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 04:35:57 PM »
If your ever faced with a situation where you aren't 100% about your back stop, an upward angle is less likely to hit someone behind them.

I pray to God it's always hypothetical.

By the way, thank you for your service sir!
« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 04:38:28 PM by Overkill338 »
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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 06:11:19 PM »

Thank you ... I never fired in 32 yrs ( God willing ) tho it came very close a couple times.....
In all honesty , don't ever remember ever thinking about backstops in those times... just if I shoot or not.
I still dream of those times now and then ... what if's

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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 06:57:06 PM »
What don't you like about the V-crowns if anything? I bought some UW 165 JHP and some Doubletap 165 JHP to try in my 29 (I haven't shot it yet)

Thanks in advance for the info!

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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 07:11:43 PM »
The v crowns shoot great. But chasing critters in the dark I want extra ummpphh
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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2017, 07:39:09 AM »
I would only comment on this from my LE training.

The more complicated the maneuver, the more you have to rehearse it under stress.  And the more likely you won't do it right when you need to.

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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2017, 09:28:22 AM »
Yes... all comes down to 'muscle memory'

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Re: Finally got my carry ammo settled on
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2017, 02:23:21 PM »
Makes perfect sense! Thanks!