Remington® UMC Handgun Ammo
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The bigger the game the bigger the bullet. My favorite was the 180 grain jacketed hollow point using H-110 powder. I started out with light loads and worked my way up until I found the most accurate load for my particular gun.
Normally the caliber is stamped in the barrel and can be found on the ammunition box. Match the two up and you should have a winner.
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Moreover, you will get a steady deposit of lead on the feed ramp which adds to the problem b/c now your pushing a soft lead tip against a lead coated feed ramp.
If you shoot 50 rounds b/w cleanings, you'll be fine, but close to the end of a 100 ct. box, you'll see that the slide doesn't always go fully into battery.
I say this is all sexist nonsense and downright WRONG! Women are smart enough to operate either, and both the fear of getting slide-pinched and the idea that women cannot rack the slide on a semi-aute are as simple as learning proper technique. More importantly, small frame revolvers have a stiff double action trigger that is HARD to master even for experienced shooters and they are so small that recoil feels exaggerated. I'd say these snub nosed revolvers are the hardest guns to learn with and will likely turn you against shooting.
I'd recommend a reliable striker-fired semi-auto (hammers get snagged on things inside pockets and purses). Also, polymner frames are lighter than steel or alloy. Some choices, like a Glock, leave you with FAR more choices of accessories (lasers, replacement grips, holsters, extra magazines, etc.).
All that being said, I would not presume to choose a handgun for my wife. After discussing minimum calibers for self-defense, capacity, concealability, and QUALITY she went out and held several guns and chose what felt most comfortable to her. She chose a Bersa Thunder .380 for it's reliability, concealability, accuracy and low recoil. Today's self-dense ammo makes .380 a smarter choice than it used to be, but I still wish she had gotten a 9mm or larger.
Whatever you choose, train with it weekly for a month or more. Learn to clear malfunctions and dry-fire it daily to learn the feel of the trigger and get used to racking the slide properly. Rememeber your skill at shooting is very perishable, so don't go months without a trip to the range.
1. How much money do you plan on spending to shoot; $20 for 500 rounds or $40 for 20 rounds? Shooting can get expensive. If you do not shoot, you will not train, and if you do not train, you will be dangerous when you "actually need it."
2. Do you plan on concealed carrying this gun?
3. Is this a self-defense gun or just a gun to go shoot?
4. Do you think you would prefer a revolver or pistol?
I know these are just a few of the many questions you could ask, but it should start the decision making. Good luck, and have fun.
She loves it. She has pretty small hands (as do most women) so this gun is just right for her. A buddy of mine bought his wife the Khar 9mm. The Kahr is slightly slimmer than the Taurus but both are great pistols. Out of 300+ rounds in the Taurus not a single problem using multiple brands of ammo.
The .357 Sig will fit in magazines designed for .40 S&W pistols, but should never be fired from that platform. Since the brass is .40 caliber, the .357 Sig will NOT fit into a .357/.38 revolver.
The .380 ACP goes by many names including:
9mm Browning Short
They are all the same.
Self-defense ammo will say JHP for Jacketed Hollow Point.
You just want to avoid any ammo that says soft-tip, soft-nose, lead nosed, or JSP (Jacketed Soft Point). A few foreign manufacturers use the term LRN and LFN for Lead Round Nose and Lead Flat Nose. You need to avoid them too.
If you shoot only non-lead bullets, you're stuck with either no lead frangible, or pure copper, which are quite expensive & not necessary.
I agree that it wouldn't hur for them to say for sure in the description, but as a general rule, it's safe to assume ammo has brass cases unless otherwise specified. I've NEVER seen steel or aluminum cased ammo that doesn't say so clearly in the description and on the box.
It is a great value for the money. I buy it in the 250 round bulk packs when I can get my hands on them.
I shoot a GLOCK 26; so I cannot use lead ammo.