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9mm Powerhouse loads

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    The only +P+ 9mm load that has substantiated real world results is the Federal 9BPLE, 115gr +P+ load. For along time it was only available to LE. It's a load the FBI used, it's been putting bad guys in the dirt, for about 20 years. You can find it around if you look. I got mine at ammunition to go.
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    From .22 short to .50 AE there is NO round that I am willing to stand in front of and say shoot me. The 9mm in standard loads or +p loads or +p+ loads will all do the job IMHO. I carry a Kahr CW9 with 7+1 of Hornady Critical Defense 115gr. I can say that if I have to use it, when I put 8 rounds in to the chest of my attacker I most likely will have stopped the threat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JB View Post
    The only +P+ 9mm load that has substantiated real world results is the Federal 9BPLE, 115gr +P+ load. For along time it was only available to LE. It's a load the FBI used, it's been putting bad guys in the dirt, for about 20 years. You can find it around if you look. I got mine at ammunition to go.
    There's a reason the FBI no longer uses this load, it doesn't meet their standards. I received a 50 rd box of it when I let a friend shoot 50 rounds of my ammo and promptly used it up at the range. There are numerous better options available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texag View Post
    There's a reason the FBI no longer uses this load, it doesn't meet their standards. I received a 50 rd box of it when I let a friend shoot 50 rounds of my ammo and promptly used it up at the range. There are numerous better options available.
    Mind listing the other options? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredanthony View Post
    Mind listing the other options? Thanks.
    - Any of the rounds on this list would be a good chioce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredanthony View Post
    Mind listing the other options? Thanks.
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    As others have said, check out the leading manufacturers and data that's available. But, most important is the function and reliability in your particular gun. Any bullet will usually fire, but will the shooter be able to place the shot? There is no magic bullet out there and I understand someone wanting to use what they think is perceived best. Try some of those rounds suggested and go with what works for you and the gun and that includes a lot of range time....there is no substitute!

    As we talk about power house ammo, there are people taking each other out every day with anything from 25 cal, 22 cal and up on the steets. Again, all about placement. Most folks who carry will fortunately never have to use their firearm, but it's a great tool if needed and you want the bullet to function as it should. Remember, if it's used for personal defense, it'll be up close and personal, won't have to worry about those 1" groups!
    My 9mm round of choice is the Remington Golden Saber. I have used Hydra Shocks, Magtech and what ever else I could get my hands on and all have functioned perfectly through my Glock. I have the comfort level needed in both my self and ammo capabilities. Lot's of stuff to choose from....

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    I use a couple of different rounds in my SD Glock 26 magazines.

    My primary magazine contains twelve Winchester Talon 127 GR., +P+ rounds and my backup magazine contains twelve Speer Gold Dot 124 GR., +p rounds.

    I made these choices based on the recommendation of Mas Ayoob, who has a whole lot more experience than me. If it's good enough for Mas, it's good enough for me, without question.

    For target practice it's the cheap WalMart stuff.

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