Another 9mm Which would you carry & why?

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    Question Another 9mm Which would you carry & why?


    Both are 9mm 124gr +P fired from my Beretta M9 into a jug of water, through several layers of cardboard, then the ground.
    Top is Remington Golden Sabre. Bottom is Speer Gold Dot.

    The Remington's jacket separated & was caught by the cardboard while the lead was dug out of the ground.
    The Speer stayed in 1 piece.

    I will test the cheap Remington 115gr JHP I got from Walmart that I have been carrying in my Kel-Tec P-11 next time I go out there.

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    Hmm, I've carried the Remington in my 9mm for some months until I found Federal Hi-shocks in my life. I was happy about the round, never failed in any of my 9mm and the kick was nice. For the Speer, I've never carried but heard good things about it. For carry, although I loved the Remington, I would carry the Speer. Why? You can find LE boxes of the Speer gold dot that carries 50 rounds for the same price as the 25 round Remington box.
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    Federal HST 124gr
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    I carry speers - the golden sabre's were very accurate for me but had a ton of muzzle flash
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    btw - all are on most of the experts acceptable list for SD. Make sure they work in your gun.
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    My friend is a forensic firearms examiner....he tells me that in his multiple years of working with SD rounds, that The GDHP is the best allaround SD in overall ballistic performance. That is what I carry.
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    GDHP's are not too expensive either - especially compared to Cor-Bon dxp's - which have trouble feeding in a variety of guns
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    Federal HST 124gr or Speer Gold Dot's.
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    The difference is the Speer Gold Dot is a "bonded" bullet, where the Golden Saber is not. I'm currently carrying Golden Sabers in my GLOCK 19, but I've got some Speer Gold Dots to carry once I can get to the range and verify that they'll work in my 19 (I have no doubts). I cannot knock the Golden Sabers, I've never had to use one in SD, but I decided I wanted a bonded bullet just in case.
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    I carry Golden Sabers or Gold Dots as I feel confident in the quality of both. In my 1964 T-Series Hi-Power I carry Federal 9-BP because of the feed reliability in older weapons with the hollow point having more of a FMJ bullet shape.
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    Gold Dots, 124 grn +P or 147 grn.

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    I like the Gold Dots, but every time I look for them (just bullets since I reload) on Midwayusa when I place another order, they are sold out...

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    First choice Federal HST in 147gr.
    Second choice Speer Gold Dots in 147 gr.

    +p is not needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevol View Post
    Federal HST 124gr
    Yup, but make it +P, best round made in 9mm ...IMO....
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    I carry whatever we have the most of in stock in a 124 or 115gr load. My Glock and P7 have Gold Saber now, my Browning HP has 115gr Gold Dot. I even still carry (gasp!) Hydra Shok in 124 gr sometimes.

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