Best Defensive Carry Ammo?

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    Question Best Defensive Carry Ammo?

    Hello All:

    Walther PPK/S and Baretta 92FS.

    380 and 9MM ... In need of the best out there.

    Comments?

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    Thanks in Advance.

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    no ammo is any good if you can't hit what you are aiming at!
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    Depends, what does YOUR gun shoot best? If it fails to feed on 'the best' ammo in ballistics tests it's a mute point.

    People swear by Gold Dot, my gun does not like it so I went with Winchester PDX1 Bonded and have had 0 failures with it.

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    There's no way to crown one brand "the best". There are a million opinions and personal preferences, you have to create your own through hours and hours at the range. Personally, I prefer Federal Hydra-Shoks, but I know many on the forum here think I'm crazy. Those folks might be right, but Federals are my preference.

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    I think any of the top shelf ammo's are just fine, HSTs, Ranger Ts, Gold Dots, ect. Just find one that functions well in your guns, and you should be good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurtz View Post
    Hello All:

    Walther PPK/S and Baretta 92FS.

    380 and 9MM ... In need of the best out there.

    Comments?

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    Thanks in Advance.
    Best 9x19mm Loads:

    (I've bolded my two favorites).

    Barnes XPB 115 gr JHP (copper bullet) - [COR-BON DPX 115 gr. +P]
    Federal Tactical 124 gr JHP (LE9T1)
    Federal HST 124 gr +P JHP (P9HST3)
    Remington Golden Saber 124 gr +P JHP bonded (GSB9MMD)
    Speer Gold Dot 124 gr +P JHP
    Winchester Partition Gold 124 gr JHP (RA91P)
    Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)
    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)

    Source: Thoughts on Service Pistols, along with Duty and Self-Defense Ammo Recommendations - M4Carbine.net Forums

    As far as .380 ACP goes, I pocket carry a S&W Bodyguard .380 as a BUG, and I load it with COR-BON DPX 80 gr. It's probably best to go with flat nose FMJ, but I haven't found a reliable source of this.
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    I use Remington Golden Saber 124 gr 9mm + p, with some Speer Gold Dot 124 gr 9mm + p waiting their turn. The Gold Dots are "bonded" which is handy if you have to go through glass or something to hit your target. Both are great defensive cartridges. The most important thing is that they function reliably in YOUR pistol. Get what you can easily and test them out. As far as the best out there....
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    My local Gun Shop recommends Winchester Ranger T 115 Grain for my Baretta 92FS and 95 Grain Hornady Critical Defense for my Walther 380.

    Question: Is Cor-Bon or Winchester PDX1 Bonded a better choice?

    Please Advise.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurtz View Post
    My local Gun Shop recommends Winchester Ranger T and Hornady Critical Defense, in both 380 and 9MM.

    Please Advise.

    Thanks
    Once again:

    Barnes XPB 115 gr JHP (copper bullet) - [COR-BON DPX 115 gr. +P]
    Federal Tactical 124 gr JHP (LE9T1)
    Federal HST 124 gr +P JHP (P9HST3)
    Remington Golden Saber 124 gr +P JHP bonded (GSB9MMD)
    Speer Gold Dot 124 gr +P JHP
    Winchester Partition Gold 124 gr JHP (RA91P)
    Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)
    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)

    I'd pass on the Critical Defense.
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    Corbon DPX or Hornady Critical Duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakyjake View Post
    Corbon DPX or Hornady Critical Duty.
    AZHawk's list is the definitive one.

    I wouldn't trust Critical Duty to meet all of Hornady's hype until it's been independently tested and verified.
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    Is this one:
    Winchester 147 gr bonded JHP (RA9B/Q4364)

    The Winchester PDX1 Bonded variety? If not, I think the 147 grain version should be on the list as well.

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    I carry 147gr Remington Golden Saber bonded JHP. I can find it online for a fair price and I've never had any issues with it.

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    Hornady Critical Duty is one cartridge that I've heard wouldn't function in a GLOCK, if something don't function in a GLOCK it is probably junk.
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    I think any modern defense ammo will due just fine. I use Fed HST's and they feed reliably in my 9mm's and 40's.

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