OOPS...My new Glock-26 may have an ammo problem...Help!!!

OOPS...My new Glock-26 may have an ammo problem...Help!!!

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    OOPS...My new Glock-26 may have an ammo problem...Help!!!

    Just noticed that all my 9mm ammo is 115g Horady Critical Defense that I had stockpiled for my LC9 which I no longer have...
    All my reading is telling me this is not the ammo of choice for the 26...

    need some guidance here guys....thanks
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    Try it and shoot it. Unless Hornady says it's not meant for Glocks because it's supper hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeem406 View Post
    Try it and shoot it. Unless Hornady says it's not meant for Glocks because it's supper hot.

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    I bring it up due to the fact that what I am reading everyone is talking about 147g ammo and some say +p.....115g seems not to fit the profile but I really don't know the difference in the gram rating.......?????? thanks
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    It's grains not grams. The larger the number, the heavier the bullet.

    I don't know a thing about Hornady Critical Defense other than I remember reading some bad reviews about lack of expansion. That said, if the round function tests in your firearm, then there's no reason why you can't use them. Typically, the heavier the bullet, the less recoil you will experience. This doesn't mean that a 147 gr. +P round will have less recoil than a standard pressure 115 gr. round though.

    Bullet weight questions are like oil threads on motorcycle forums; you'll get a ton of answers and they'll all contradict each other. Everybody has what they like, but nobody is going to volunteer to get shot with the other stuff that they won't carry.
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    Relax.

    Just about any defensive ammo put out by the major ammo manufacturers over the last decade is plenty good. You may not have the latest stuff that will shoot through windshields, car doors and 4 layers of sheetrock and still perform as intended, but what you have on hand is better than anything commercially available when the 9mm swept the law enforcement world.

    There might be something "better" to be sure, and a lot of folks favor heavier bullets, but you are by no means inadequately armed with Critical Defense.
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    Thanks guys.....appreciate the input.....still learning.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    Thanks guys.....appreciate the input.....still learning.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    It's grains not grams. The larger the number, the heavier the bullet.

    I don't know a thing about Hornady Critical Defense other than I remember reading some bad reviews about lack of expansion. That said, if the round function tests in your firearm, then there's no reason why you can't use them. Typically, the heavier the bullet, the less recoil you will experience. This doesn't mean that a 147 gr. +P round will have less recoil than a standard pressure 115 gr. round though.

    Bullet weight questions are like oil threads on motorcycle forums; you'll get a ton of answers and they'll all contradict each other. Everybody has what they like, but nobody is going to volunteer to get shot with the other stuff that they won't carry.
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    Since you already have the ammo just shoot it and see. The G26 is a hungry little gun. It'll eat anything you feed it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    Just noticed that all my 9mm ammo is 115g Horady Critical Defense that I had stockpiled for my LC9 which I no longer have...
    All my reading is telling me this is not the ammo of choice for the 26...

    need some guidance here guys....thanks
    I shot Critical Duty in my Glock 19, and had a problem where entire rounds would pop out from the mag thru the ejection port, usually the last round.

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    Don't take the written or spoken word too seriously. The internet is full of people who are full of something, ,I have yet to find any ammo my G26 will not shoot. I have known a couple of guys that wore their guns out,by playing with them,then they blame ammo. They load and unload twice daily,clean them twice a week,and never go to the range. Dry fire every day. I knew another guy that would just sit and rack the slide,like the gun was a toy. These were not friends,just various nuts I knew. My point is,take a lot of what you read and hear with a grain of salt,there is probably more to the story.
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    The biggest issue I've heard about with CD is due to its shape it doesn't feed well in "some" guns. If it feeds in yours, use it. Far too much hoopla in claiming one brand/type over another.
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    I have a 2 year old Gen3 G26 and it pretty much shoots anything without problem. I like Hornady ammo. And I use Remington Golden Saber 127gr. +P bonded HP bullets as my carry round. I've also shot a LOT of 115gr ammo as range ammo. Granted, it's not the Hornady CD HP, but it's cheap-o 115gr RN ammo, nonetheless. I think as others have said that unless it gives you problems (and you gotta go try a bunch to make sure!!!) it should serve you well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
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    Awesome, reply and so true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Typically, the heavier the bullet, the less recoil you will experience.
    Actually, if you look at the equations, bullet weight is in the numerator which means the lighter bullet will have less recoil.

    http://www.saami.org/PubResources/GunRecoilFormulae.pdf

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