Another 9mm Which would you carry & why?

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    AdioSS,
    The picture shows the weakness of the Golden Sabre, it has a tendency to shed its jacket. Remington now makes a bonded golden sabre so if you like Remington look for that. My personal preference, like so many others above is Federal HST and Speer Gold Dot.

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    Corbon 115 jhp's or DPX is what I use, both shoot well through my 17

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    gold dot or cor-bon..also carry the pdx-1(winchester)

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    Quote Originally Posted by claybreaker0 View Post
    Yup, but make it +P, best round made in 9mm ...IMO....
    Ooops...forgot to mention I do carry + P's.
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    I've been loading up Winchester SXT Ranger...
    I'll have to look at Speer GD..

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    Quote Originally Posted by theheater905 View Post
    AdioSS,
    The picture shows the weakness of the Golden Sabre, it has a tendency to shed its jacket. Remington now makes a bonded golden sabre so if you like Remington look for that. My personal preference, like so many others above is Federal HST and Speer Gold Dot.
    They do? I just looked at Remington.com and I see A high performance jacket feature, but it seems all of the Golden Sabers have that feature.
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    I like the Gold Dot 124-gr. +P and the Ranger 127-gr. +P+. I have no experience with the HST 124-gr. +P, but I suspect it works fine.

    Golden Saber is perfectly good ammo, but the jacket separation issue means that if you're going to choose it, the bonded version is probably your best choice.
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    I was also worried about jacket separation with Golden Sabers. The separation usually occurs within the last 2 - 3" of bullet travel, so it wouldn't make that much difference anyways. The issue is always a bit exaggerated using phone books and other non fleshy material. Golden Sabers work 100% in all of my carry guns, so that's why I continue to carry them. A BG won't care what brand ammo I'm using.

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    You can get the Golden Sabers in the bonded 124+p flavor and won't have the jacket separation you have shown.
    One more step and it's on!

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    I use Remington Golden Sabers in my 9mm, 40 S&W, 38+P and 380 handguns. I feel confident with reliability, precision and stopping power with GS.
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    I'm using 124g Speer Gold Dot in my glock 19. After much research, I was convinced that +P is not necessary with a 4" barrel, and that I may have a faster, more accurate second shot without it. I can also afford to train with 124g FMJ. But, in my Kahr PM9, I'm carrying CorBon 100g +p to get adequate force out the 3" barrel. I bought the Gold Dot at sgammo. They were great to deal with.

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    My experience with the Golden Sabers was that they produced absolutely the tightest groups of any ammo I've tried. BUT they have a different POI than everything else I tried or trained with. I stick with Winchester, the SXT, Silvertip, and hardball all have the save POA and POI. What it all boils down to really is shot placement. Shoot whichever of the premium bullets is the most reliable and accurate in your gun.
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    I like Speer GD in 124gr +P+ I have some loaded by www.BuffaloBore.com expensive but for me in 9mm I want something hot. Speer GD is a good round I do not think you have to go with the Winchester 127gr +P+ however, they are in 50rd boxes so I just changed my mind. I don't know where this 20rd box crap came from. Federal HST 124gr +P I like the way they open but it is to slow for me at 1200fps my GD's move at 1289fps I like the 9mm but it is marginal at best so I opt to but the fastest thing in it.

    I have on hand:
    Federal 115gr +P+
    Winchester 115gr +P+
    Speer GD 115gr +P+
    You do not think the 9mm is effective? Then let me shoot at you.

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    The GS looks better to me. I carry Corbon DPX for the beautiful expansion, which is better than the GS, but the GS has "the look." You want those wide, spread-out flanges.
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    When it comes to hangun ammunition, after reliability is established in a particular firearm, shot placement is king, penetration is queen, and everything else is angles dancing on the head of a pin.

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