iI was tempted to get that brand as well but i didn't want to dish outI have mine loaded with Hornady XTP's, their expansion is not as good as some brands but they are accurate.
a .40 180gr FMJ will take out most people with one shot but a JHP will do better and is safer.
I had an accidental discharge once and my JHP only penetrated one wall before stopping between two walls.
Fortunatly no one was seriously hurt, my ears rang and my wife's ear rang but neither of us got hurt thank goodness.
That is the first shot coming out of my 12 ga, but the next one is #4 buck and the next three are 00 buck. If they are high on drugs, the birdshot will just make them mad. The #4 will knock them down and the 00 will cut them in half. Let's hope that none of us ever have to use our home defense weapon.A Stoeger 12 ga Coach with # 6 or 8 birdshot is best for hall or room sweeping. Close it kills, miss won't go through the wall, farther away it hurts like hell and is discouraging.
IF you want it for home OR personal defense birdshot won't cut it. Use 0 or 00 buckshot. If you're gonna shoot someone, KILL EM!! Don't screw around with wounding or scaring. KILL!!A Stoeger 12 ga Coach with # 6 or 8 birdshot is best for hall or room sweeping. Close it kills, miss won't go through the wall, farther away it hurts like hell and is discouraging.
exactly. Neither the .40 or 9mm transfer energy very well making the JHP the better round for self defense. Not only does the JHP produce stopping power, but it is the safe choice also because, as Super Virgil stated, you want to minimize collateral damage.For the home defense Always use a good JHP. Winchester rangers, or speer gold dots. You want that round to expand and slow. The 40 is a quick round, and you do not want a through and through. Minimize your chances of collateral damage.