This is a discussion on 9mm ammo suggestions for winter carry. within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I like 9mm but wonder which ammo would best serve for winter carry. Or would I be better served by 40 S&W or 45 ACP? ...
I like 9mm but wonder which ammo would best serve for winter carry. Or would I be better served by 40 S&W or 45 ACP? Input is most welcome. Thank you in advance for your responses.
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I carry Remington Golden Sabre 124 grain +p's year round and we have all 4 seasons where I live (sometimes all in the same week).
You would be served best by whichever caliber you are most accurate with while trying not to pee your pants.
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Pee my pants??? What's that about?
115gr ball done no need for all the fancy zombie magic kill ninja bullet stuff.
For year around carry, not range duty, I use Hornaday Critical Duty 135gr Flex Loc. It passes the FBI test on glass, sheet metal, clothes, wood, and probably some more I am forgetting. Price is reasonable for carry. Range I go with the old standby 115gr ball.
Ball ammo will certainly make it through the thickest down coat although you'll have a smaller and cleaner wound channel than HPs, and possibly have to worry about over-penetration. It's certainly still going to break bones at COM though.
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I go a silly millimeter larger and carry a 10mm in the winter.
the feathers will fly with any ammo.
Just carry twice as much of whatever you carry in the summer.