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glaser for 83?
« on: October 18, 2002, 04:16:11 AM »
recently bought an 83.fired more than 200 rnds of FMJ and few hollow points thru it.Dont know which ammo to load for carry.anyone here load glasers for carry?how potent are they for defense?


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glaser for 83?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2002, 06:37:11 AM »
Glasers should be fine for self-defense although they are expensive. My mother uses the Federal Hydra-Shok in her 83 and we are both satisfied with the performance of those.


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glaser for 83?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2002, 12:24:53 AM »
unfortunately my 83 wont feed hydrashoks and also hornady xtp no problem with golden sabers.those are the only HPs i've fed them so far.


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glaser for 83?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2002, 03:09:48 PM »
i think that most modern HP for the .380 are about the same.
You might try Silvertips...or the Speer Gold-Dots.

The Glaser (developed for the Sky Marshals)is fine for targets on an aircraft. They would not be wearing coats or even body armor..unlike a street shooting.

The Glaser .380 will give me at least 9mm P ballistics.
I much prefer the 9mm Glaser blue.Feeds like ball and
hits very hard.OF course, penetration is an issue.

Magsafe also makes a frangible round. I carry the .380
hydra-shok, as it is just as good as any other HP in the
caliber and my gun likes it. I'll probably buy some SPEER
Gold-Dots when i can find some around here.

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2002, 03:40:56 PM »
I have not tried these in NEARLY enough pistols to be sure, but there has been a general rule in my experience: When Hydra-Shoks don't feed, try the Speer Gold Dots.  Remington GS and Speer GD seem to feed in virtually anything.  

I would go back a try a few things again after @500 more rounds through the gun.  Sometimes loads that didn't work on a brand new pistol do fine later.  I am not sure exactly why, but there are several possibilities.  I have never had much luck with Hydra-Shoks in any CZ, but I only tried during the first session or so.
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