9mm Load Reliability

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    9mm Load Reliability

    New to 9mm, mostly been a .40 or .45 guy. Just curious, is there a bullet weight round (115, 124, 147) that you find to feed and cycle more reliably than others? Not talking about P+, or hollow point vs round nose, though I'd welcome that feedback too. This would be coming out of a M and P 9c... With the ammo shortage, I want to scoop up what is likely to be most reliable before other considerations at this point, without squandering $$ experimenting, if you can shorten that learning curve for me... Thanks.
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    The bullet shape has more to do with feeding reliability/issues than the weight. I've "heard" of some pistols not liking the 147 grains due to its length, but as with all loads, it's a test for reliability first before carry.
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    I have 4 9mm currently, and NONE of them are finicky with regard to ammo.
    3 are S & W's and the other is a KT P11.
    Sold an M&P9c to fund my M&P 357sig compact, and it was never fussy either.

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    M&Ps should eat anything. They aren't picky about ammo. Don't worry about it.

    I use HSTs in my M&P .40 and my brother runs 147gr+P HSTs in his Shield 9mm. No problems.

    I also shoot a wide variety of my reloads which use different bullet weights (115-147gr) and designs (FP, HP, RN) through my M&P with a factory 9mm barrel and magazine and I've never had a feeding problem.

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    That's what I expected, my other M and P in .40 isn't fussy about ammo, but it never hurts to ask. With my other calibers and pistols, the only thing I've even remotely run into feed or ejection wise have been either my imperfect re-loads, or sporadically, some HP bullets....

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    I have a xdm 9mm and it will eat anyone thing I feed it, I've had almost 1000 rounds through it will a variety of ammo and have yet to have a malfunction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdt1911 View Post
    New to 9mm, mostly been a .40 or .45 guy. Just curious, is there a bullet weight round (115, 124, 147) that you find to feed and cycle more reliably than others? Not talking about P+, or hollow point vs round nose, though I'd welcome that feedback too. This would be coming out of a M and P 9c... With the ammo shortage, I want to scoop up what is likely to be most reliable before other considerations at this point, without squandering $$ experimenting, if you can shorten that learning curve for me... Thanks.
    Several times, I have intentionally mixed rounds by different manufacturers, different weight, and fmj and hollow point in the same magazine with my 9c and experienced no problems. Love this pistol

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