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Old October 9th, 2016, 04:00 PM   #1
 
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To those who have LCRs in .327 and 9mm...

...what ammo are you using for self-defense carry?

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Old October 9th, 2016, 04:16 PM   #2
 
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I use hornady american gunner 115 xtp in my 9mm, i also have the hollow points from freedom munitions i will use if needed. I had some crimp jump from the 115 freedom so i only have 124. 135, 147 in them. None locked up the gun just showed some movement. But since the other grains showed no movement i will stick with them.
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I use the Hydra Shok Low Recoil .327 Federal Magnum. To me it's the perfect round for defense.
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Hornady Critical Duty 9mm Luger+P 135 gr Flexlock.
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LCR 327

LCR 327- Hornady Critical Defense 32 H&R Mag 80 Grain FTX
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Literally millions of men are dead due to the 9 mm often in smg form but dead no lessa and that is with 9 mm ball. Today a decent hollowpoint makes it formidable. I have never shot the 327 mag but my daughters first apartment had 2 handguns in it a taurus copy of th smith model 34 but 8 shot and a 32 s and w long colt revolver. She was good with both and fortunately never needed either.
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Federal HST 124 gr. The only 9mm I carry in both revolver and semi. Should be good in the LCR. Federal recently introduced a 150 gr HST designed specifically for the short barrel micro pistols. Reportedly has milder recoil and muzzle flash. Might want to look into that.



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LCR .327 defense ammo choice

I second what mark40 just said about using Hornady Critical Defense .32 H&R Mag. ammo in my LCR .327 for self-defense. This ammo has low flash, modest recoil, and is super accurate!
When I do shoot .327 ammo in my LCR, I stick to the 85-grain rather than the 100-grain stuff. Cuts down on the recoil quite a bit.
Having said that, I believe that Gold Dot has resumed offering their 100-grain self-defense load for .327. Shooting that round would no doubt be a total shi*kicker, and devastating to the bad guy.
I usually save the .327 stuff for shooting in my new Ruger SP-101 .327 with 4-inch barrel. Weighs about 30 oz. vs. 17 oz. for my LCR and is much more manageable to shoot, and hit with!
I am more than pleased that the .327 is making a large comeback. I suspected that it would!!
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Thanks everyone for the replies...

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I couldn't find a 9mm LCR locally... but was able to trade into a NIB .327)
100 grain Speer Gold Dots as well.
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For my LCR 327 I use the 32 h&r mag 80 grain by Hornady
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100 grain Gold Dots in my 3 in. SP 101. Killed a deer with the SP and a coyote with the same round out of my .327 Blackhawk. Devastating.
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I shot my NIB .327 Federal Magnum LCR today.

.32 H&R was soft shooting. the 100 gr. Gold Dots were about like a 158 Grain +P with a little zing on the tail end of the recoil. I shot with both earplugs and electronic earmuffs.

I can see why some guys, (esp. older guys) like the .32 H&R Magnum.

I did get a few sticky Gold Dot cases after firing the lead SWC (Federal) .32 H&R
Mag, so that might have been the lead acting up.

Given the fact that the .327 Magnum load didn't have nearly the recoil of any
Magnums out of my old LCR .357



The soon to arrive Diamond Pro grips will probably tame the recoil a bit.

All in all..I think that the right .327 Magnum load will serve me well.
Having that 6th-shot might be a life-saver for myself or someone else one day
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I shot my NIB .327 Federal Magnum LCR today.
I can see why some guys, (esp. older guys) like the .32 H&R Magnum.
You bet....and I have plenty of 32 S&W Long for easy on the hands range fun.
Really enjoy the 327 LCR
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LCR 327 Ammo Quest

There has been some of the Federal 85 grain jacketed ammo available in this area, and I have been using it at the range for practice. It is not nearly as stout as the 100 grain Federal, but roughly in the same recoil category of most of the defensive ammo I have tried. The .32 H&R is relatively soft shooting, with the low-recoil Hydra Shoks in the middle, and the Critical Defense and Gold Dots seeming hotter. I have a few of the 115 grain Gold Dots and they are still not as stout as the the 110 grain Federal.

Still, the .327 LCR is a very smooth shooter and my control continues to improve, even with the hotter ammo. I really didn't expect to like the .327 LCR as well as I do - I am up to three holsters, currently AND I am even hand-loading some .327.
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