Another 9mm Which would you carry & why?

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    I use Golden Sabers and I have some Gold Dot's that I have not verified if they feed reliably in my guns yet. But one I do, they will be included in the carry line up.
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    Fed 115+P+. Flame on!
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    I'll play devil's advcate here and vote for the 9mm that works best for me so far. It's the Hornady 115gn XTP with a healthy dose of Blue Dot behind it. It flat kills the snot out of any wild hog i have pointed the SR9 at.
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    Speer Gold Dot 124 +p.
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    Winchester Supreme Elite PDX-1 147g for the H&K P30
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    Plus one on the Federal HST in 147gr, and hopefully soon I'll be putting some bullets down range with the Solo I ordered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevol View Post
    Federal HST 124gr
    Same here.
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    These are the best rounds in 9mm:

    Barnes XPB 115gr HP (35515) loaded by Cor-Bon (DPX09115)
    Winchester Partition Gold 124gr JHP (RA91P)
    Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)
    Winchester Ranger-T 127gr JHP +P+ (RA9TA) [I carry these].
    Winchester Ranger-T 147gr JHP (RA9T)
    Winchester Bonded 147gr JHP (RA9B/Q4364)
    Speer Gold Dot 124gr JHP +P (53617)
    Speer Gold Dot 147gr JHP (53619)
    Remington Golden Saber 147gr JHP (GS9MMC)
    Federal Tactical 124gr JHP (LE9T1)
    Federal Tactical 135gr JHP +P (LE9T5)
    Federal HST 147gr JHP (P9HST2)
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    Nice list AZ Hawk. Do any of the factories out there produce a 147 gn 9mm in a +p loading?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paknheat View Post
    Nice list AZ Hawk. Do any of the factories out there produce a 147 gn 9mm in a +p loading?
    That is from Dr. Roberts list;
    Keeping in mind that handguns generally offer poor incapacitation potential, bullets with effective terminal performance are available in all of the most commonly used duty pistol calibers—pick the one that you shoot most accurately, that is most reliable in the type of pistol you choose, and best suits you likely engagement scenarios.

    The following loads all demonstrate outstanding terminal performance and can be considered acceptable for duty/self-defense use:

    9 mm:
    Barnes XPB 105 & 115 gr JHP (copper bullet)
    Federal Tactical 124 gr JHP (LE9T1)
    Speer Gold Dot 124 gr +P JHP
    Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)
    Winchester Partition Gold 124 gr JHP (RA91P)
    Winchester Ranger-T 127 gr +P+ JHP (RA9TA)
    Federal Tactical 135 gr +P JHP (LE9T5)
    Federal HST 147 gr JHP (P9HST2)
    Remington Golden Saber 147 gr JHP (GS9MMC)
    Speer Gold Dot 147 gr JHP
    Winchester Ranger-T 147 gr JHP (RA9T)
    Winchester 147 gr bonded JHP (RA9B/Q4364)

    40 S&W:
    Barnes XPB 140 & 155 gr JHP (copper bullet)
    Speer Gold Dot 155 gr JHP
    Federal Tactical 165 gr JHP (LE40T3)
    Winchester Ranger-T 165 gr JHP (RA40TA)
    Winchester Partition Gold 165 gr JHP (RA401P)
    Federal HST 180 gr JHP (P40HST1)
    Federal Tactical 180 gr JHP (LE40T1)
    Remington Golden Saber 180 gr JHP (GS40SWB)
    Speer Gold Dot 180 gr JHP
    Winchester Ranger-T 180 gr JHP (RA40T)
    Winchester 180 gr bonded JHP (RA40B/Q4355/S40SWPDB1)

    .45 ACP:
    Barnes XPB 160 & 185 gr JHP (copper bullet)
    Federal HST 230 gr JHP (P45HST2)
    Federal HST 230 gr +P JHP (P45HST1)
    Federal Tactical 230 gr JHP (LE45T1)
    Speer Gold Dot 230 gr JHP
    Speer Gold Dot 230 gr +P JHP
    Winchester Ranger-T 230 gr JHP (RA45T)
    Winchester Ranger-T 230 gr +P JHP (RA45TP)

    Notes:
    -- Obviously, clone loads using the same bullet at the same velocity work equally well (ie. Black Hills ammo using Gold Dot bullets, Corbon loads using Barnes XPB bullets, etc…)

    -- Bullet designs like the Silver Tip, Hydra-Shok, and Black Talon were state of the art 15 or 20 years ago. These older bullets tend to plug up and act like FMJ projectiles when shot through heavy clothing; they also often have significant degradation in terminal performance after first passing through intermediate barriers. Modern ammunition which has been designed for robust expansion against clothing and intermediate barriers is significantly superior to the older designs. The bullets in the Federal Classic and Hydrashok line are outperformed by other ATK products such as the Federal Tactical and HST, as well as the Speer Gold Dot; likewise Winchester Ranger Talons are far superior to the old Black Talons or civilian SXT's.

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    Basically all the standard service calibers work when using good quality ammunition.
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    I also carry the Winchester Ranger - T series 9mm in either 147 grs. or the 124 grs. either one of these work's great in my Beretta 92 SB pistol,When they are not avaiable its either Rem GS or the Speer GD, & I don't think that any of the BG's would complain about it.?
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    I've been doing some more research lately. I kinda like the idea of the Hornady Critical Defense rounds. 115gr. FTX

    1. the little rubber insert seems to get them to expand consistently in almost anything
    2. Especially for home defense, I don't want a lot of penetration, these are designed to work through thick clothing, not get clogged up in the bad guys clothes, yet they also slow down fast in walls and other things.
    3. they are not designed to pass the FBI ballistics tests because they don't need to shoot through glass/car doors, etc. If you need to shoot through something than you can run away, probably.

    So, I don't think they are as aggressive as most of the other hollow points, they seem to stop after under a foot in ballistics gell with some clothes on the front of it. That seems neat to me.

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    Winchester Ranger 147gr followed by Speer GD 124gr. Just my personal testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbw View Post
    I've been doing some more research lately. I kinda like the idea of the Hornady Critical Defense rounds. 115gr. FTX

    1. the little rubber insert seems to get them to expand consistently in almost anything
    2. Especially for home defense, I don't want a lot of penetration, these are designed to work through thick clothing, not get clogged up in the bad guys clothes, yet they also slow down fast in walls and other things.
    3. they are not designed to pass the FBI ballistics tests because they don't need to shoot through glass/car doors, etc. If you need to shoot through something than you can run away, probably.

    So, I don't think they are as aggressive as most of the other hollow points, they seem to stop after under a foot in ballistics gell with some clothes on the front of it. That seems neat to me.
    Regardless of which particular load you use, make sure it is 100% reliable in your weapon. Then ensure your practice loads have the same POA/POI as whatever you decide to carry. If the hollowpoint fails to expand, it acts like hardball which is still better than harsh language. YMMV
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    I like Corbon DPX in the Glock 26 there is no jacket so no separation worries. PDX-1 147 grain in the 19. Whichever one I carry the backup mag is a Glock 17 mag full of 124+p PDX-1. All of these rounds have been reliable in my weapons.
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