Bonded ammunition versus traditional jacketed hollow points?

what are the pros and cons? obviously the bonded bullet holds together while penetrating barriers, is it really all that important for a self-defense carry round?

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I usually stagger ammo in my mags for the purpose of shooting through car doors, barriers etc.

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@LonewolfMcQuade, I’ve often thought about that any concerns regarding feeding issues staggering the ammo?

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No issues with reliability, I change out my 3 carry mags every 6 months and shoot the older ammo at the range. I swap it out because ammo being against your body can get moist especially in the hot months and become a liability. But I’ve never had feeding issues staggering rounds.

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@LonewolfMcQuade, damn that’s very well-thought-out!
What do you think about the HST bullet all the experts and reviewers are saying that the HST holds together through barriers?

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Sounds like a video Mr. Paul Harrell needs to do.

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@Chuparosa he’s definitely one of the better reviewers out there.

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@SAK Without doing my own research, i dont trust anybody’s word it will hold up through barriers. I stagger hollow points with fmjs. Yes, i realize this also presents an issue of over penetration on a soft target especially in a crowded cenario. I know fmj will penetrate car door or similar easily hitting my intended subject , which is where the hp would fail.

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@LonewolfMcQuade, all winter long I carry nothing but hard cast ammunition, where I live people bundle up big time! I need every last bit of penetration, only switch to the premium jacketed hollow point when it starts warming up.

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Mister_Torgue:

Actually, Paul Harrell did do a video on HST ammo versus low-cost JHP (I think it was Remington Green and Yellow boxed JHP’s). He was not that impressed with HST because it did not significantly outperform the Remington, but it cost a lot more.

On the other hand, Shootingthebull410 did various HST ammo tests (different calibers) and really loved the HST.

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Saw that. The memory isn’t what it used to be. LOL

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We can throw the Hornady Critical Duty in the mix, it’s not a traditional bonded bullet but it’s supposed to hold together through barriers really well, design for military and police applications.

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If you need something good against barriers yet does the job in the body Lehigh defense.

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Paul Harrell, you mean the most under rated YouTube gun channel? My favorite channel for sure. That man is hilarious!!!

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Dude is cool as the other side of the pillow.

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you be the judge of that

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