Best incapacitating 9mm Ammo?

This is a discussion on Best incapacitating 9mm Ammo? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; With the correct shot placement and plenty of practice, practice, and more practice(something I learned the hard way in the Marines) and please don't tell ...

View Poll Results: What Do You Think Is The Best Incapacitating 9mm. Ammo?

Voters
110. You may not vote on this poll
  • 9mm. +p+ Federal Hi-Shok -115gr.

    17 15.45%
  • Speer Gold Dot +P- 124gr.

    37 33.64%
  • Corbon DPX -115gr.

    11 10.00%
  • Remington Golden Saber+P- 124gr.

    5 4.55%
  • Winchester Ranger 127gr. +P+

    30 27.27%
  • Double Tap 124 +P

    10 9.09%
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 41

Thread: Best incapacitating 9mm Ammo?

  1. #1
    Ex Member Array Sneaky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    East coast of USA
    Posts
    330

    Best incapacitating 9mm Ammo?

    With the correct shot placement and plenty of practice, practice, and more practice(something I learned the hard way in the Marines) and please don't tell me they would all perform the same on a BG--What ammo incapacitates the Best?

    What ammo has the best street record?

    P.S. I listed the Corbon Dpx ammo's weight wrong--It should be 115 gr.
    Last edited by Sneaky; January 19th, 2008 at 02:51 PM.

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array Cupcake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    3,164
    Far more important is where you put the round. But for what it's worth, I like speer gold dot 147 gr because the deep expansion cavity doesn't get as clogged up with clothes and stuff as the lighter rounds. This gives more consistent pentration and expansion. (HP rounds that don't expand tend to overpenetrate, which of course means there is a lot of energy that went through the BG instead of doing it's work on him. Thats my $.02.
    Spend few minutes learning about my journey from Zero to Athlete in this mini documentary!
    Then check out my blog! www.BodyByMcDonalds.com

    Cupcake - 100 pound loser, adventurer, Ironman Triathlete.

  4. #3
    Distinguished Member Array Ghettokracker71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Under a rock.
    Posts
    1,763
    I like Speer Gold Dot for my .40 and .380,...don't own a regular 9mm


    "To blame a gun for a mans decision is to foolishly attribute free will to an inanimate object"- Colion Noir.

  5. #4
    Senior Member Array fatboy97's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Land of 10k Lakes
    Posts
    1,082
    Shoot placement, shoot placement, shoot placement!!!

    If you don't hit, or just wing someone, with the best ammo in the world you will not incapacitate anyone.
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

    Current: S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9, and Glock G26, G19, G23C,
    and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
    Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII

  6. #5
    Member Array mslaughtertx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    At Work
    Posts
    346
    Quote Originally Posted by Cupcake View Post
    Far more important is where you put the round. But for what it's worth, I like speer gold dot 147 gr because the deep expansion cavity doesn't get as clogged up with clothes and stuff as the lighter rounds. This gives more consistent pentration and expansion. (HP rounds that don't expand tend to overpenetrate, which of course means there is a lot of energy that went through the BG instead of doing it's work on him. Thats my $.02.
    +1 I carry either Hydroshok 147gr or speer gold dot in my Glock 19 without a problem.

  7. #6
    Member Array 5.56_Spartan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Augusta, GA
    Posts
    18
    Can't say for sure... never shot anybody.

    That said, I tend to carry Speer Gold Dots 124gr +P in my XD-9. They perform well in my pistols, have a good reputation and can be purchased at a reasonable price.

  8. #7
    New Member Array ergon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    2
    Federal HST 124 has the best test and street reports that I have found thus far.

  9. #8
    Senior Moderator
    Array pgrass101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    13,486
    I carry gold dots
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

    ― Robert A. Heinlein,

  10. #9
    Administrator
    Array SIXTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    19,770
    I go with the Gold Dots, if or the Rangers. I wouldnt place to much value on the +p when choosing for the G19. (excellent choice BTW)
    "Just blame Sixto"

  11. #10
    Distinguished Member
    Array PackerBackerToo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,739
    Quote Originally Posted by mslaughtertx View Post
    +1 I carry either Hydroshok 147gr or speer gold dot in my Glock 19 without a problem.
    +1+1 I carry the Hydroshok 147 gr in my Kahr PM9.

  12. #11
    Distinguished Member Array sniper58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,631
    There was a link in another thread that gave actual post-incident details about bullet performance. Does anyone have that link?
    Tim
    BE PREPARED - Noah didn't build the Ark when it was raining!
    Si vis pacem, para bellum
    ________
    NRA Life Member

  13. #12
    VIP Member Array David in FL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    2,342
    Not sure. I do know that my K9 prefers gold dot, so that's what I carry.

  14. #13
    Member Array johnisaly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    109
    My 1st choice is not any that you listed. I think it depends on what barrel length your firearm is. For barrels 3 1/2 inch and under, I use Federal Tactical HST 124gr. For barrels 4 inches and longer, I use Federal HST 147gr. If I couldn’t get HST’s, my next choices would be Winchester Ranger T-Series, using the same bullet weight/barrel length scenarios. My 3rd choice would be Gold Dots.
    John -
    "The story you are about to hear is true; the names have been changed to protect the innocent."

  15. #14
    VIP Member Array obxned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    OBX, NC
    Posts
    2,655
    The DoubleTap 124g Gold Dot +Ps are about like the justly famous 125g loads in .357.
    "If we loose Freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the Last Place on Earth!" Ronald Reagan

  16. #15
    VIP Member
    Array Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    7,273
    CorBon DPX is all I carry because I am fully convinced it is the best in any handgun loading!

    I don't think DPX is available in 140gr 9mm though... just 115gr.

    9 MM LUGER+P 115 GR. DPX 1250 FPS/ 399 FTLBS
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Ammo vs Ammo: Win. 147gr -Hornady Critical Defense
    By Saltybob2 in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: July 27th, 2012, 11:27 PM
  2. WTT (MS only): 10mm & .357Sig ammo for .45ACP ammo...
    By TheGreatGonzo in forum Member Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: January 5th, 2009, 12:00 PM
  3. Attempt at Ammo Ban (Ammo Serialization) in Arizona!
    By swift in forum The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: February 20th, 2008, 05:55 PM
  4. dedicated magazines for carry ammo and range ammo?
    By Chris17404 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: December 21st, 2006, 08:37 AM
  5. An Old Revolver With Old Ammo: The H&R 629 and Federal Champion Target Ammo
    By Joshua M. Smith in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: September 28th, 2006, 02:07 PM

Search tags for this page

9mm gold dot ammo te
,

9mm street results

,
best non p 9mm ammo
,

dpx ammo for xdm9?

,
federal 9bple street record
,

federal 9mm 9pb

,

federal 9pb

,
federal 9pb ammo
,
incapacitating ammo
,
shooting street results 9mm
,
the best duty 9mm ammo
,
what 9mm has the best street record
Click on a term to search for related topics.