Originally Posted by jdgabbard
Ok, from a survival standpoint. If I had to bug out, and head for the hills, probably the two weapons I would end up taking with me would be a Mod 65 S&W and probably my Ruger PC9. The reason being is it is my handiest rifle, and favorite pistol. I have a couple AKs and SKS amoung other bolt guns. But the PC9 doesnt really turns heads and is very versatile.
But what about the ammo! As a reloader, I love cast bullets. Their usually pretty accurate. But lets get some opinions here. One of my favorite loads is a 158g LSWC over 4g of Unique in a 38spl case. Pretty accurate. And I could simple grab one of my .30 cal ammo cans that is filled to the lid with them.
For the 9 mil, I probably would go with factory JHP ammo, because I haven't shot lead in the PC9 before.
What do you guys think. Ample for small game and defense? Or with that combo would you prefer something different?
You know you're really asking "which car gets the best mileage"... any car will get you there!
Many hunters/trappers/settlers/etc. have used cast bullets for literally hundreds of years and shot more things than I'd even want to count. I wouldn't worry about it.
I would shoot some of those cast through YOUR weapons. You may be surprised by the small amount, if any, of lead fouling you'll get. My dad swears by his cast bullets in his Colt .45. I would not shoot them in a gun that had a big guide ramp like an AK just because of the damage to the bullets from the ramp, but that would be about it. Otherwise take your ammo cans full of bullets and enjoy!