What's best to practice with

What's best to practice with

This is a discussion on What's best to practice with within the The Ammo Can forums, part of the The Armory category; Like everyone on this forum, defensive ammunition is 124 grain +P JHP, or some variation thereof. Would like to practice with what I intend to ...

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    What's best to practice with

    Like everyone on this forum, defensive ammunition is 124 grain +P JHP, or some variation thereof. Would like to practice with what I intend to use, i.e., grain weight and power (+P), but defensive JHP ammo is expensive and +P FMJ availability seems few and far between. Is it that critical I practice with 124 gr or would 115 gr be just as good? Or is it more important to practice the basics...aim point, trigger pull, stance, etc?
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    Well its always good to practice the basics but I say your fine practicing with 115 grain, I highly doubt anyone will notice the ballistic difference. It is a good idea to shoot some with your defense ammo to test reliability in your weapon but I blast away with whatever I can get.
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    Cost is a big deterrent to using JHP for practice so I use 115 grn FMJ 99.9% of the time. However, I'll shoot 1/2 - 1 mag of my 124 +P JHP every now and then to make sure I understand how it feels. It's a little different but not enough to justify using the JHP a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightSaber View Post
    Cost is a big deterrent to using JHP for practice so I use 115 grn FMJ 99.9% of the time. However, I'll shoot 1/2 - 1 mag of my 124 +P JHP every now and then to make sure I understand how it feels. It's a little different but not enough to justify using the JHP a lot.
    This is basically what I do. 90% 119grn American Eagle, Winchester White box, Blazer Brass. Then a couple mags of the good stuff

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