Clear Gel Test Federal HST 9mm +P 147 Grain in a G17

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    Clear Gel test Federal HST 9mm +P 147 Grain in a G17

    Highly requested test so I did a long barrel and short barrel test. I put the long barrel video up first and hope to get the short barrel produced in the next day or so. I had sworn off 147 due to poor or non-expansion in some early tests. No problems like that here.

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    very nice testing, the HST's are a fantastic round, thats all I carry in my Guns...

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    Good video. Thanks.
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    Very impressive! Nice video work.
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    Thanks for the test! Did you also have one done on the standard pressure stuff? I can't remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamRudolph View Post
    Thanks for the test! Did you also have one done on the standard pressure stuff? I can't remember.
    Not yet, but I have a box here that I will get to at some point in the future. I think I've got about 8 different 147 grain varieties to test.
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    This is the first of your YouTube videos that I've seen. Excellent production. This just happens to be the load I am presently carrying in all three of my 9mm's. Good job on the video. Looking forward to watching more of them.
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    Here's the short barrel test video.

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    Great tests. This has been my 9mm defense load since I started carrying.

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    Still wouldn't carry a 147,period.

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    Good test. Good round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nframe357 View Post
    Still wouldn't carry a 147,period.
    Thank you for sharing your extremely logical insight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher10 View Post
    Thank you for sharing your extremely logical insight.
    In all honesty, I don't find any issue with nframe357's statement. I feel the same way because the 147 grain bullets of the 90's were junk. I tested some in early 2011 and they were still junk from short barrel pistols. They just didn't expand.

    I'm a bit more objective and will be spending some time testing some of the newer offerings because my readers/subscribers have asked me to do so. With a few more test results like this, I may change my opinion of the 147.
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    Great videos, Ljutic! I'm too new to firearms to fully understand the 147 grain 9mm hate, however the newer offerings definitely look impressive. I'm still deciding on a defensive ammo for my new XD9. I'll have to give these a try. I'll probably have to order these, everyone around my neck of the woods seems to mostly carry 115 grain only for 9mm.

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    Federal HST is all I shoot, if a gun doesn't feed it well I sell the gun.

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