Handgun Radio 248 - Oddball Carry Cartridges


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This week, we have a few listener emails about ammo & offbeat cartridges for self defense!

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Main Topic: Listener Emails and other things!

Name: Jake 

Subject: Ammo technology

Message: Thanks for the show,


I have heard it repeatedly that the advances in ammo technology have made the 9x19mm cartridge equal the .40S&W or .45acp for self defense. However, aren't the same advances in ammo technology being applied to the larger cartridges making them more potent then they ever have been before?




Odd cartridges for self-defense:

Discussion in “I’m With Roscoe” group about small revolvers chambered for cartridges that may not have had alot of ammo development)

.32 S&W & S&W Long

.38 S&W (aka .38 Colt New Police, aka .38/200)

.30 Luger (7.65mmx21 Para)







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