This is a discussion on 9mm ammo help. within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; what am i missing in that picture? I was really into looking for the 'best ammo' I gave up eventually... I just stick with what's ...
what am i missing in that picture?
I was really into looking for the 'best ammo'
I gave up eventually...
I just stick with what's given to me at work, which is speer gold dot 124 +p It's free, so I get to have it in my work gun, and home guns :)
I am a fan of Corbon DPX and Federal HST
For bulk range ammo I stick with the same weight of bullet (124 grain) and go either with Federal American Eagle 124 grain FMJ, or Speer Lawman FMJ at the same weight. I actually just ordered 2 cases (40 boxes of 50 rounds) for a total of $460 including shipping from sgammo.com. That's $11.50 per box all included, which I think is pretty darn good.
I'm really surprised not many have mentioned the CorBon products.
Their DPX line has been mentioned in ALOT of "best of best" comparisons. It is of course +P ammo, so make sure your pistol can handle the higher pressure rounds. The CorBon website has an email directly to their technicians who reply within a couple days. I carry a S&W M&P 9 compact, and they confirmed their +P ammo works great in this pistol (They actually said the M&P are their testing pistols for all their quality control).
Additionally they offer LEO + Military discounts (I think its 20% off + Free Shipping).
Speer Gold Dot 147; Winchester Ranger T 147; Fed Premium HST 147.
PNC for range shooting.
Nevermind, I missed the original premise of good range round as well as protection. Silly me...
Last edited by accessbob; March 15th, 2012 at 07:18 PM. Reason: bad post
EDC - Glock 21C, M&P Shield .40 AND
Ruger LCP in Desantis Pocket Holster (backup)
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NRA Life Member
My SR9c has eaten everything I've fed it including
WWB 115gr FMJ
Winchester NATO 124gr FMJ
Federal 115gr FMJ
Americal Eagle 124gr FMJ
Atlanta Arms 115 FMJ
PMC 115gr FMJ
RWS 115gr FMJ
Federal HydraShok 124gr +p JHP CorBon PowRball 100gr +p
Hornady Critical Defense 115gr JHP
Speer Gold Dot 124gr +p JHP
I carry the Gold Dots. I have a couple 50ct boxes of Federal HST 124gr +p that I haven't had a chance to test yet. I expect no issues and will probably carry those once I've shot a few mags of them.