Two Aspects of Picking Your Self Defense Ammo

There may not be a better way to pass the time than by shooting your guns. Whether you're practicing with a self defense weapon, getting ready for a hunt, or just pleasure shooting, one of the most important things that you can do when planning on shooting your guns is to pick the right ammo. With all the different types of ammo on the market, it can sometimes be tough to pick out the right type of ammo. This article is going to give you two things to remember when picking out your self defense ammo.

Remember the Importance Energy Transfer 

If you are ever put in a situation where you need to defend yourself or your loved ones, it is going to be very important that you have the right type of ammunition on hand. One of the most important aspects of self defense ammo is the ability for the bullet to transfer energy. One of the most reliable types of ammunition that is able to transfer the energy of the bullet to the target is the jacketed hollow point.

The jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullets have a lead core that is able to expand on impact and can transfer energy. The JHP also have a partial copper jacket that controls the expansion of the lead for deep penetration. This type of ammunition works great as a self defense round.

Pick Something You Can Handle Properly

It does not matter if you are shooting a 9mm, .45 ACP, or any other handgun, you want to choose the round that you feel most comfortable shooting. With each different caliber, you are going to have a choice of different bullet weights, or grains. The heavier the bullet, the more energy it will have, but the heavier the bullet, the harder the gun will kick, as well. The harder the gun kicks, the harder it is to have a follow up shot. It can often be better to choose a lower grain bullet to allow for more accurate follow-up shots.

The best thing to do is to practice with your self defense rounds and find the one that you are the most comfortable shooting. It is also very important that you inspect each round before you put it into your gun. You do not want to be in a self defense situation only to find that your ammo is no good. 

For more information about choosing the proper ammo for self defense shooting, talk to a professional at Shawano Shooters Supplies.