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Old December 25, 2008, 10:16 PM   #26
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Corbon DPX
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Old December 26, 2008, 09:12 PM   #27
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There are probably the same number of PERFECT DEFENCE ROUNDS out there as there is the number of people who carry stubby 38s
amen...........this is the most accurate reply to your question.

it doesnt matter what bullet is the most "potent" or who is carrying what.

practice shooting different types of bullets (wadcutters, semi wads, hollow points, etc.) and different bullet weights. the ammo that YOU are most comfortable and accurate with, IS the right one for you.
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Old December 26, 2008, 10:45 PM   #28
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+1 Speer Gold Dot 135gr +P Short Barrel load

second choice would be the FBI load
me too
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Old December 26, 2008, 10:48 PM   #29
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While many good choices abound, it comes down to the one that YOU can handle and shoot effectively - IMO, try several brands and see what works best in your gun
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Old December 27, 2008, 04:31 PM   #30
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Barndog -- We still have not heard from you as to what is imprinted on the barrel of your revolver. There is lots of advice above, much of which I agree with for the .38 special cartridge (.38sp CTG). But if your weapon is made for the .38 S&W cartridge (.38S&W CTG -- I think I got that right), most of the above (except the guy who said, "I haven't a clue") does not apply.

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Old December 27, 2008, 04:47 PM   #31
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Agree with the shoot them to find what works best.

My wife and I prefer Corbon DPX and Speer Gold Dot HP short barrel in 138 grain or under for alloy j-frames.
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Old December 27, 2008, 05:31 PM   #32
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I dropped in to check this thread starting with the most recent post and was a bit taken aback by the above until I was able to put it in context.

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Old December 28, 2008, 12:37 AM   #33
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Nyclads are back!
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Old December 29, 2008, 02:32 PM   #34
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I wish I could buy the Nyclad HP bullets [only] to reload.
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