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Do you shoot JHP at the range?

  • Yes...This is the only ammo I shoot.

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  • No...I don't use JHP at all.

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  • I shoot whatever ammo I can load in the magazine.

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Do you shoot JHP at the range?
 

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Don't use JHP on steel at short yardage cause it can bounce back and bite. :twisted:
 

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I voted for only when testing ammo, but the true answer is more complex. In my M&P in 40 S&W I shoot plated bullets, Berry's or Rainier, however in my 9 mm I routinely shoot 115 gr JHP's as I have been able to find decent prices on them in the past, but may switch to plated bullets in the future due to rising component prices. In my 1911's I shoot cast lead bullets almost exclusively.
 

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A simple "Yes" choice would have worked for me. I shoot more WWB FMJ than anything else but I've been shooting some of the Rem. 180 HP's (.40 SW) too.
 

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choochboost said:
There was not an answer that suited my answer. I initially shoot a bunch through a new carry gun and then after that I will shoot my carry mags probably every 6 months.
+1! I marked the "only to test" box, though.
 

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I've rarely noticed a difference between FMJ and JHP of the same gr, so I normally don't shoot my JHP at the range what-so-ever. Honestly, I don't think I would be surprised at all if someone gave me a new round to use and I had to blindly fire it. However, I have shot some JHP in bulk before when I forget to check my mags (through my AR15), and didn't even know until I couldn't find the JHPs... I also try to shoot a couple of rounds out the gun just to check for surprises, and then tend to forget about it.



Of course, I only use ammo brands I trust with my life for the job of carry, so I won't just go and buy some random load and carry it w/o knowing the brand. If you noticed in some of my pics there was a box of American Eagle 45 FMJ that I was trying out, b/c I had previously not used to much Federal made ammo.



Just my opinion...
 

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FMJ for the range. I'll probably shoot a mag full of JHP or any other defense round just so I know how they feel and how the firearm functions with it.
 

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I figure for test only because we can't shoot the targets at the range with anything other than Lead... Will be loading up Chronicle molly coats, 124gr for a 9mm... 8)
 
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