S/D Ammo for 9mm Shield what grain bullet?

S/D Ammo for 9mm Shield what grain bullet?

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    S/D Ammo for 9mm Shield what grain bullet?

    I was hoping to get so insight on which bullet weight to try for the 9mm shield.
    I was thinking something along the lines of the 124gr weight range, but I begining to re-think the weight since the shield
    only has a 3.1" barrel length. With the shorter barrel length I'm thinking there might not be enough time to build the "omph" you get out of something with a 4" or longer barrel. My question is would I be better off sticking with the 124gr. bullet or should I step up the bullet weight to 147gr. to be sure I get enough penetration? I'm trying to stay away from +P loads as much as I can.
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    I use buffalo bore penatrator go to their web site lots of info
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    I use buffalo bore penatrator go to their web site lots of info
    I agree with Easy8...Buffalo Bore produces some of the finest defensive and sporting loads out there. I also like DoubleTab's offering in a 124 grain +P. It's a sizzlin' load that is very accurate and performed well for me in some informal testing.

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    I use 124 +P JHP's because it was what I had in the ammo pile. I like the +P+ offerings in 115 and 124 grains bullets as well even though some people say you do not need it.
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    147 gr.
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    People have certain brands and loads they like - me I use anything above 124 gr. and I never use + P - I don't see the point. There will by people who will take issue with anything you may decide on and to that I would say to each his own - use what you personally like.
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    I dont shoot +P to train, or practice with, so I wont use it for my Personal Defense rounds. I dont want a surprise if and when crunch time comes.

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    Gold Dot in standard pressure 115 grain, see video with great results Speer Gold Dot 9mm 115 gr Gel test - YouTube

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    Make sure you let me see the new addition ghost, my son gave me a bunch of tuff strips he had they work really well I started using them with the center left open I can load two at a time so I get four in really fast an get back in action.

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