Elk Whisperer (Super Moderator)
That's why I wasn't impressed with any factory (or reloaded) hollow point offerings for either the 9mil or 45ACP and prefer Speer soft nose flat points in both .357 and 44 Magnums. Winter clothes or no, it's going to hurt like heck. Even my "testing" of XTP's at less than "magnum" *velocities was less than impressive.Having to actually shoot someone, rather than point your gun at them, is the exception. And having someone continue to advance on you after shooting them is also highly unusual. It happens though, and that’s why I look at defense loads like hunting loads. I’m sure I’m repeating myself here but I’m no fan of hollow points in a “standard velocity “ semi auto, based on penetration. A flat point round nose for my tastes....
* Ruger only loads tested in mine.