What is your EDC ammo...

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by SHOOTER13, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Which brand, load, and caliber do you use in your Bersa for Every Day Carry...!?

    I own a Thunder 45 UC and when I carry it concealed for self protection I use the Hornady Critical Defense 185 grain FTX...in .45 ACP of course. :D

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  2. SHOOTER13

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  3. BT380

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    I use Winchester 95 gr. DPX and if I can get them Corbon DPX but they are had to find. Have you had any problems with the Hornady rounds Shooter13? any hang ups, FTE or FTL? They seem to be easier to get and I'm looking to stock up real fast now days.
     
  4. SHOOTER13

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    Hey BT...

    Not one problem with any Hornady product, in any caliber...that nose plug really helps the cartridge transition from the mag to the chamber smoothly.

    I stake my life on their product everyday...how's that for a testimonial !?
     
  5. Bear

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    There is a ton of ballistic tests for ammo out there. I personally carry Winchester PDX1 in my Bersa 380 plus. That is only because I cant find Corbon DPX in my area. I have used the Criticle Defence But Im not sold on its performance as my first choice. I keep it as second choice. Just know that Criticle defence is not made to penetrate walls in 380acp.
    tnoutdoor9 has some great ballistic gel tests for 380 acp on youtube if your interested
     
  6. SHOOTER13

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    Thanks for the advice Bear...but I'm not looking to preforate walls...and carry .45ACP not .380ACP.

    Self Defense is usually a very close encounter and if anything, I will have to penetrate clothing,

    in which case, Critical Defense works the best in my testing using old clothes and home made ballistic gelatin.

    http://www.customcartridge.com/pdfs/BallisticGel.pdf

    http://www.gelatininnovations.com/pages/ballistic_pur.html

    In my urban area...a errant shot that goes through a wall may injure an innocent.

    Not a chance I'm willing to take.


    Hornandy Critical Duty is the answer for barriers... it passes the FBI barrier tests decisively.

    http://www.hornady.com/store/Critical-DUTY-New

    Its large mechanical jacket-to-core InterLock band works to

    keep the bullet and core from separating for maximum weight retention

    and proven terminal performance through all FBI test barriers...windshields, walls, etc.
     
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  7. BT380

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    Picked up a box of the Hornady today to test this weekend. I like the PDX1 but its getting hard to find here.
     
  8. Stormcrow

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    I load Blazer in mine. Nothing fancy.
     
  9. SHOOTER13

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum Stormcrow !!
     
  10. bmarg711

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    While I do not carry my Bersa's ( I have a thunder .380 and a Firestorm .22), I carry my Charter Arms On Duty 38...

    Hornady Critical Defense......
     
  11. David

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    The .380 has CorBod DPX, preferably. I will resort to Winchester PDX-1 when I can't find the CorBon. The 9 has Speer Gold Dots.
     
  12. bersastud

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    I use DPX in all my carry guns 380 or 45acp . If you can't find local order direct from Corbon or Buffalo Bore Their now loading the same bullet. I have shot thru all kinds of barriers from 1/4inch Lexan to car door and DPX still opened . Unaffected by clothing also.
     
  13. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well, hello, Your Highness!
     
  14. Stormcrow

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    Thanks. Glad to be here.
     
  15. thebassangler56

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    Personal defense ammo

    I just picked up a Bersa Firestorm mini 9mm and was thinking about what ammo to use also, so I may try the Hornady brand .
     
  16. BT380

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    How bout water jugs??????? :D
     
  17. rcted

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    Ok. This is my first post on this forum. I inherited a Bersa .380 Thunder from my dad. I love it. He used to carry it allot. I've been learning to reload starting with this round. My question on this thread is, Why commercial are PD rounds so much more expensive than standard high quality rounds?
     
  18. bhale187

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    rcted, welcome to the forum.

    To your question........marketing is the answer ;)
     
  19. jc57

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    I don't actually carry my Bersas every day. However, here's the current loadout:

    Thunder 380 - Buffalo Bore 95gr JHP: https://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=223

    UC 45 Pro - Winchester Bonded PDX1 230gr JHP
     
  20. SHOOTER13

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum rcted !!