What 9mm HST is best on neutralizing the BG?

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    What 9mm HST is best on neutralizing the BG?

    From all the good ballistic test results on Federal's HST ammo, I am undecided as to which HST ammo is most effective on the BG. The 147 gr. HST or the 124+p HST?

    Thank you for your shooter's opinions!

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    Not trying to be flippant but - the best is the one (or other) you can put where it matters!!

    Honestly!

    Pretty much IMO apples and apples! (I do personally with my carry 9mm (GD's) opt for 124's - but if 147's all I had, not gonna sweat it one bit).
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    I'm with P95Carry......if you can hit Center Of Mass with it, it'll do the job.
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    The "best" one is the one through the brain stem.

    Seriously though, look at the ballistics. Each one has a tradeoff. The heavier the bullet, the slower it is unless it has the +P or +P+ load. But it usually has more energy than the smaller, faster ones. Sometimes the heavier bullets have more recoil. They'll all work great, just make a decision on what works best for you.

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    I wondered about these two as well. Saw some research that said one was better through certain barriers, while the other did better through different ones. Can't remember which, but it seems like the 147 traveled further through denim, which is the most likely "barrier" most civilians are going to encounter. Also, I seemed to read often that the 147's had less recoil b/c they were not +p. After a lot of reading, I decided to go with the 147's. That said, I wouldn't feel bad carrying the 124 +p's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skvinson View Post
    I wondered about these two as well. Saw some research that said one was better through certain barriers, while the other did better through different ones. Can't remember which, but it seems like the 147 traveled further through denim, which is the most likely "barrier" most civilians are going to encounter. Also, I seemed to read often that the 147's had less recoil b/c they were not +p. After a lot of reading, I decided to go with the 147's. That said, I wouldn't feel bad carrying the 124 +p's.

    Here's a site that will answer all your questions concerning HST ammo ballistics! Pistol Cartridges (9x19mm Luger)
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    Here's another test involving these two HSTs:

    Bullet results after firing

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    Quote Originally Posted by skvinson View Post
    Here's another test involving these two HSTs:

    Bullet results after firing


    Thank-you for that site -very, very impressive!
    I ordered some Federal HST-147gr. from Streichers! Here's their site- Streichers Police Equipment - Call 800-367-3763 Today!


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    FWIW, the 147gr HST is the only one that made Dr. Roberts list:
    Recomended Duty/Self-Defense Service Pistol Loads

    Quote Originally Posted by goldshellback View Post
    I'm with P95Carry......if you can hit Center Of Mass with it, it'll do the job.
    A COM hit is far from a guarantee that the fight is over.

    He is specifically asking about the expected performance from a JHP projectile that is designed to expand. If it doesn't expand, it fails to do what it was supposed to do.

    I agree that accuracy is a key, but if that's all that matters save the money you spend on JHP and use FMJ.

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    federal HST

    i purchased my last batch of HST from ammunition to go and got it for $18.95 per box of 50.....

    just checked and it is now at $19.95 and here is the link if anyone is interested.

    HOLLOW POINT Ammo : Ammunition To Go

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    Quote Originally Posted by jboller4 View Post
    i purchased my last batch of HST from ammunition to go and got it for $18.95 per box of 50.....

    just checked and it is now at $19.95 and here is the link if anyone is interested.

    HOLLOW POINT Ammo : Ammunition To Go

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    Ammunition-to-go probably has the best prices around. Great service, too.

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