Heavier 9mm JHPs

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    Heavier 9mm JHPs

    I have been using 115 Grain Corbon B JHPs as my carry load. I am thinking about getting a bigger bullet.

    Corbon B's only goes up to 125.

    Does anybody have any ideas on who has a round heavier than 125 in the JHP that would be an equivalent to the Corbon B?
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    Not sure about equivalents but 147's are available in HydraShock.

    Not sure tho why you want heavier - IMO the near ideal for 9mm is around 125 grain - and my EDC load has been 124 GD's for over three years and they shoot good.
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    Double Tap carries a 124gr and a 147gr in +P.

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    If you want to go with a heavy bullet (i.e. 147 grain) then I would go with Double Tap Ammo or Buffalo Bore. Both use the heavier bullets, but gets them going at faster speeds. Usually 147 gr. rounds are considered less than ideal for 9mm because of their slow speed and lack of penetration, but the loads from these companies look really promising for someone looking to get into 147 grains. I honestly wouldn't go with the HydraShok, Gold Dots, or the winchester 147's as they are usually subsonic at that weight, or close to it. These aren't.

    Double Tap:
    http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/cat...roducts_id=121

    Buffalo Bore:
    http://www.buffalobore.com/ammunition/default.htm#9mm
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    Federal 147 HSTs have done well in test but I shoot the 124gr.HST which also does well in test
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    I pack Speer Gold Dot 147s because of some tests I've seen out of shorts barrells.
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    For 9mm 115 gr. Corbon DPX here.

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    124 grain Speer Gold Dots +P here.

    IIRC, the 147 gr was originally intended as a subsonic round for silenced weapons and SMG's. Of course, i probably got that off the internet, so it's not worth much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigs40cal View Post
    Federal 147 HSTs have done well in test but I shoot the 124gr.HST which also does well in test

    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    ... IMO the near ideal for 9mm is around 125 grain - and my EDC load has been 124 GD's for over three years and they shoot good.
    Do you shoot the standard pressure 124 grain or the +P 124 grain?

    I'm having a time getting the winchester ranger +p 124 grain ranger. My wife is recoil sensitive and I am thinking about the standard pressure 124 grain speer for her.

    Thoughts? Experiences shooting both the +p and standard pressure gold dots?

    Thanks!

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    I have both std pressure and +P GD's 124.

    I use std pressure for R9 and +P in my 226. I guess because the 226 is so heavy I really am not aware of a whole lotta difference between std and +P .. not to point of noticing significant recoil difference.

    In a lighter gun quite possibly it would show but in fact I reckon the +P is only maybe achieving another 50fps or so and the 9mm round is quite snappy anyways being a high pressure round.

    Most of my practice is std pressure so I don't shoot the +P SD loads all that often by comparison but - I wouldn't say they'd up the recoil enough to give a recoil sensitive person a big problem.

    I would tho as a side note I am sure feel a difference in the diminutive R9 but then that is std pressure only permitted. Plenty snappy enough
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    I like Winchester Ranger's 127+p+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cupcake View Post
    I pack Speer Gold Dot 147s because of some tests I've seen out of shorts barrells.
    +1 out of a short barrel, i don't think you can beat the 147gr. gold dots for reliability in expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    I have both std pressure and +P GD's 124.

    I use std pressure for R9 and +P in my 226. I guess because the 226 is so heavy I really am not aware of a whole lotta difference between std and +P .. not to point of noticing significant recoil difference.

    In a lighter gun quite possibly it would show but in fact I reckon the +P is only maybe achieving another 50fps or so and the 9mm round is quite snappy anyways being a high pressure round.

    Most of my practice is std pressure so I don't shoot the +P SD loads all that often by comparison but - I wouldn't say they'd up the recoil enough to give a recoil sensitive person a big problem.

    I would tho as a side note I am sure feel a difference in the diminutive R9 but then that is std pressure only permitted. Plenty snappy enough
    Thanks for the info. I am going to put in an order for some std pressure and some +P. If back to back testing does not show much difference, I might just settle on the +P. I can then keep the same ammo/gun for both my wife and myself.

    Thanks P95.

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    I like the Golden Saber 147 gr, but I carry the Federal Blue Box self defense 115 gr hollow points.

    I like them a lot. They are the most straight shooting hollow point i have shot. The 147 Golden Saber shoot very straight as well.

    I have 124 Hydra Shocks and HST's, but prefer the 115 gr plain and simple Federal Self Defense round.

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