9mm ammo suggestions for winter carry.

9mm ammo suggestions for winter carry.

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    9mm ammo suggestions for winter carry.

    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???
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    Pee my pants??? What's that about?

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    115gr ball done no need for all the fancy zombie magic kill ninja bullet stuff.

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    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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplyte View Post
    Pee my pants??? What's that about?
    Kinda like picking what you shoot most accurately while trying not to poop your pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplyte View Post
    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.
    I use Golden Sabers 147's. Year round. Unless the attacker is dressed like Ralphie's brother I'm not too concerned. And even then, I think I'd be okay.

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    I go a silly millimeter larger and carry a 10mm in the winter.
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    I carry HST 147 gr year round.
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    the feathers will fly with any ammo.

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    Just carry twice as much of whatever you carry in the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Just carry twice as much of whatever you carry in the summer.

    Are you saying if you shoot 115 grain 9mm in the summer, you should go to a 230 grain .45 ACP in the winter?
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