Concealed Carry Ammo...

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by SHOOTER13, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Changing Out Concealed Carry Ammo


    How often should you change it out...?

    Remember...bullet set-back can occur if the same round is re-chambered enough times....


    Personally...first thing I do when I go to the range is shoot the round in the chamber of my carry weapon...

    The next one in line is then a fresh round in the chamber...the mag then gets dropped and topped off with my preferred carry ammo....

    Hornady Critical Defense 185 grain FTX in .45 ACP.
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  2. S&P Outfitters LLC

    S&P Outfitters LLC Copper BB

    Although the article brings up a valid concern, I typically don't un-chamber and re-chamber my carry rounds. Whenever I go to the range, I shoot the entire magazine of my carry weapon. After I'm done shooting at the range, I chamber a fresh round and load a mag with fresh rounds. For me the knowledge that my carry weapon continues to feed an entire magazine of my chosen ammunition, outweighs the cost of said rounds.
  3. TexasPete

    TexasPete .22LR

    This morning I shot a full 15 rd magazine of 9mm JHP that I found in the back of the closet. Perfect functioning, hit the target every time, no woories. I loaded this particular magazine with rounds in 1993.
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  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    How did you remember when you loaded the magazine...?
  5. TexasPete

    TexasPete .22LR

    I had just finished a counter-drug operation with the Border Patrol. Our Liaison Officer gave me a box of ammo he bought as a gift. I took it home, fired a bunch of it, then promptly placed a loaded magazine somewhere I wouldn't lose it so I could get to it if needed. I've never bought that kind of ammo since, nor have I located that magazine until our final move to SC after I got out of the Marines. Though it's possible this wasn't the mag to which I refer, it is very likely it is. Lesson: Don't hide things or you'll lose 'em! (at least I will )
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  6. Rob poston

    Rob poston .270 WIN

    I can personally attest to this. I have a bullet that will no longer chamber, due to this condition. The nose is even smushed, wrinkling the copper jacket.

    Now I rotate magazines every month (that is the good thing about having several 1911's with interchangeable magazines), and when I unchamber, I pull all the ammo out and drop the previously chambered round to the bottom of the stack.
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  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    It should be more frequent than changing the batteries in your smoke detector...
  8. deaner

    deaner .22LR

    whew man im BADDDDD then I need to get mine switched .glad I read this
  9. That is what spring and fall housecleaning is for if you do it right, taking everything out of everything, cleaning and reorganizing. OR you can move fairly often and that pretty much does the same thing - if you don't lose stuff in the process of moving! LOL

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