Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Republic of Texas
I have a double cavity 158 grain semi wadcutter that has had 1,000s of bullets dumped out of it. I used to loan it to other officers that would mold a few thousand and return it.
Its about the only molded 38 caliber I've messed with.
I've shot that bullet in light 38 loads, heavy 357 mags in both pistol, and rifle, but I never really carried the round.
What I was taught, and what I learned after I began teaching was.
Practice a lot with the light loads, they cure bad habits, and promote good habits.
But carry the good stuff.
At 70, those loads hurt my hand. I think they always did, but knowing from real time experience, I've gone back to what I know works.
I'm shooting very light loads, and stayin within about 25 yds, but mostly closer.
When I load my pistol for protection, I carry the same old 125 grain jhps loaded at 1500fps.
I carry what I know will work, regardless of caliber.
The chances of me having to ever fire a shot, are pretty slim, but if I do.
I'll send the best "proven round" in the business at'em.
As of Saturday, I sold every pistol I had, except my Smith Airweight 38spc, and my Kimber K6s.
I've always shot revolvers better, and in my old age I've gone back to my roots. Those two are my sole focus on carry protection.
You might consider trying what I do, and not worry about if you have to fire the real protection rounds. If your forced into a fight, you really won't notice the arthritis pain.
"REPUBLIC OF TEXAS"!
To The Politician: if your not right with God, your not right for this country.
Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty
Last edited by Dee; 02-05-2020 at 08:20 PM.