What're your favorite fighting loads?
Here at the ZSDW, we talk about what guns we want all the time. But, what are we going to stuff them with?
I'm curious to hear everyone's favorite loads for their firearms of choice in regards to combat and post-SHTF loads:
E.G. Here's mine:
For the Winchester '94: 170 gr. soft-points. They're inexpensive, a proven round against game, and provide good penetration as well as good enough accuracy.
For the 1911: I'm a fan of the faster 230 gr. JHPs. I've fed a fair amount through my gun without any problems, and it seems like they'll work pretty well. Since the 230 FMJ is considered a manstopper, a JHP can only get better from there.
For the 586: Pretty much any fast-stepping 125gr. JHP. They're considered by many people to be the gold standard for stopping power, and I'm not one to disagree.
So, what're y'all's? I wanna know what y'all feed yer guns.
Oh, one final note, I've recently become interested in two loads from DoubleTap:
The .357s are boasting some amazing numbers, and though I'm not experienced with 185 gr. .45 ACP loads, it's buzzing along at a good rate as well. Anybody used either of these loads?
Dec 12 2011, 8:43 PM EST by
ZSDW Shooting Drills uploaded!
I finally finished that document I'd been working on for a while. Compiled with a few common drills, some member-submitted drills and a lot of head scratching, here is the first version of the ZSDW Shooting Drills page. Click the attachment at the bottom of the page to download the lengthy sheet.
Hopefully, we can get some results, feedback and such posted here. If users could take their own pics, we'd be able to creature an illustrated document in future additions.
EDIT: A typo, alas.
May 7 2011, 4:16 AM EDT by
I'm Still A Spoiled Bastard...
...though at least I paid for it this time.
That's right, folks, I bought me a new gun. A store near me was having a sale, and the Heritage Rough Rider .22 revolver was just too cheap to pass up.
This is my first .22 revolver, and I'm really going to enjoy shooting the cheap ammo out of it :) Also, I imagine it would make an excellent.
Hopefully, this weekend, I can take it and the Remington 700 to the range and let y'all know the results.
Apr 15 2011, 6:40 PM EDT by
I am a spoiled bastard.
Hello everyone. I've got a good bit of news that I'd like to share with everyone.
Yesterday, we were over at my grandparent's house. After talking and joking for a while, my grandfather got up and went to the closest. "C'mere." He said. "I've got somethin' for you." I went over, and he pulled out a long box. Inside was a brand-new Remington 700 BDL .270.
"I won this at a raffle a year ago, and I've never shot it. I want you to have it." He told me. Needless to say, I was really happy.
So, long story short: I'm spoiled, my grandfather is awesome, and I now have a Remington 700. I'll take it to shoot tomorrow and relay the results :)
Just thought y'all should know.
Apr 8 2011, 6:34 PM EDT by
ZSDW Shooting Drills
Jan 16 2011, 12:26 AM EST by
Has Anyone Been To This?
Looking for anybody who's been to this shoot. Can y'all tell me what you think of it? Thanks.
Oct 3 2010, 7:42 PM EDT by
Re:When the ammo & fuel runs out.
With our current technology we have many ways of making all kinds of fuel from everything from methane to bio-diesel. As for ammunition, learning either how to reload shells or going down time and learning how to use blackpowder weapons would help. But both of these solutions needs to depend on getting the necessary materials and manpower together as well as development time and a secured location to work in. So in all Im saying if you're able to get together a large group of 50-100 people all profficient in pre-electronic age technology in something like a secured & well stocked industrial park with its own power & water I dont think you'll never run out of anything. Besides the advantage of having something like this is that what you dont have you can trade. Afterall did you know how bootleg vodka is made? Also the priority of protection given to you of having something like this will always be first class. But sadly the odds of this would be 10x risk of trying to secure a Walmart. I think there is a few modern designs of blackpowder weapons on the web. If an easier process to extract methane and the ability bio-deversify waste products could be made a coalition of 2-3 households on secured small homestead land could accomplish this with moderate effort & the right people.
Nov 27 2009, 3:37 AM EST by
.22 as a zombie gun
Do you think a .22 could kill a zombie. Idealy shooting the zombie in the head, do you think the .22 round could penetrate the skull?
Nov 16 2008, 6:30 PM EST by