TTAG Contest: Show Us Your Favorite Round


We all have our fave. That one round we shoot from the gun we love that combines everything; ballistics, stopping power, penetration, recoil management. That’s mine above — Hornady Critical Defense .38 Spl. and my 642 — but we want to see yours. Send us a photo of your round of choice along with the gun you use to fire it. Email it with your name (we’ll only use initials when we publish), the round details, and the type of gun pictured. Address it to [email protected] and be sure to put ‘FAVORITE ROUND’ in the subject field.

We’ll pick the best entries and award the following booty:

First place: The Carhartt jacket featured in ShootingTheBull410’s ballistic test

Second Place: Slide Fire SSAR-15 SBS bumpfire stock

Third place: Boxer Tactical Zenith Belt (black, size XL)

Fourth place: Metalloid Boar Tuff cleaning products

Fifth place: XS Sight Systems ‘Good Guy’ t-shirt (size XL)



  1. avatar Rich says:

    Why is first place the worst prize.

    1. avatar Anonymous says:

      Yeah! Who wants a busted up Carhartt with holes in it???

      Furthermore, Shootingthebull410 is not a celebrity.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        I would *LOVE* to have that jacket, and wear it proudly.

        I’d get the holes patched, and if asked, say it was part of a TTAG test of ballistic armor.

        (OK, a white lie)

  2. avatar MamaLiberty says:

    Well shoot… Hornady Critical Defense .38 Spl. would have been my entry… but you already took that one, Dan!


  3. avatar Supermike says:

    Wait, first prize is a jacket that has been shot up?! lol!!

  4. avatar mark s. says:

    22 WMR , either the CCI 30 grain HP + V or the Speer Gold Dot 40 grain JHP .

  5. avatar Patrulje68 says:

    From a purely gun geek perspective, I would say a Dardick tround or a 4.73x33mm caseless round for an HK G11, but sadly I have neither of these rounds nor the weapons that fire them.

  6. avatar MarcB says:

    Federal HST 124gr JHP in 9mm.

    1. Out of a GLOCK 19

      That’s mine too.

  7. avatar jwm says:

    I’ll have to try and dive to the boat wreck to see what kind of ammo I lost.

    It was a dark and stormy night.

  8. avatar Stinkeye says:

    So first prize is the winner gets to throw away a ruined jacket? Awesome!

  9. avatar Chad says:

    The best round imho is 230gr +p 45acp HST. Devestating is the word to describe that nasty bullet.

  10. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    Any flavor of Federal HST in whatever caliber I have at the time.

  11. avatar William says:

    Favorite round for what? Carry, deer, bear, long range target, varmint. ..

  12. avatar GACOLT says:

    Hornandy 75gr 5.56 T2
    JUST GOT my first two shipments of them! So thrilled!

  13. avatar Geoff PR says:

    Damn, damn, damn!

    I am so pissed at myself right now I can’t see straight.

    I *should* have been posting a pic of a .45 ACP round next to a Cabot 1911 that I should have been reviewing for TTAG.

    But, Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Like a moron, I blew off reading my e-mail for two weeks and missed the message from TTAG asking me if I would like to review it.

    It would have made a *perfect* contest entry.

    I could have had tons of fun wearing that shot-all-to-hell patched-up jacket and playing with the heads of people asking how it got all shot up, while craftily mentioning to them the best gun blog on the web, TTAG. (The TTAG emblem should be embroidered on the front of that jacket, something like “TTAG Testing Laboratories”)


    My momma did raise a moron, *me*.

    *sobbing pitifully*

    (JWT will do a fine job reviewing it, I’m sure…)

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Gawddamn. That was William Shatner level scene chewing.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:


        I can turn the Sarah Bernhardt up to *11*…


  14. avatar Juniortotenchip says:

    105mm m1 he

  15. avatar Spencer Ivey says:

    For carry? Federal HST 45 +P. To shoot? 255gr lead bullet 45 Colt in a 4 3/4 Single action Uberti Cattleman.

  16. avatar Desert Dave says:

    Nuke 50 BMG is my go to for those tough situations.

  17. avatar Desert Dave says:

    Nuke 50 BMG is my go to for those tough situations.


  18. avatar Justin says:

    I definitely cant wear an xl anything guys not fair

  19. avatar Kevin says:

    The 45 Super/ 450smc cartridge is my favorite.

  20. avatar John LL says:

    Coyotes are here send gun

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