Here's Winchester info:
from this site:
Ranger Ammo Specs
The way I read these results, 147gr is a better performer than even +P+ in the lighter round...
This is a discussion on 124 gr. vs. 147 gr.? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Here's Winchester info: from this site: Ranger Ammo Specs The way I read these results, 147gr is a better performer than even +P+ in the ...
I use 124gr Remingtion UMC JHP as it's the easist to get, anyone know what they use for a bullet?
Personally, I use the Speer 124gr +P GDHP's for carry....have been for years. Work flawlessly in my G17 or G19. Everything works pretty good in a Glock though. Don't care too much for the ballistics arguments.
I am slowly switching to 147 grain Golden Sabers standard loads not +p. I tried the 124's also but the 147's seem to shoot better and are more controllable. That said I would not feel like I was not carrying an adequate round had the 124's shot better and been more controllable. I tried both as the shop I deal at has an over supply of them and I can pick up a box every week or so to stock up.
I'm a fan of +P and +P+ in 9 MM, don't use any "standard load" except at the Range.
I'll probably get a .357 Sig next as it's basically what I'm turning my 9 MM in to with the ammo I use. Both seem to work well, but gelatin test don't tell the whole story, so don't get too hung up on them. IIRC the .357 Magnum 125 Grain JHP fails the FBI Protocol test, yet it's still the "King of The Street".
Either load should work, but I prefer the 124 Grain +P load if I can't get a 115 Grain +P+ or 127 Grain +P+ load. Both of those have many documented shootings in their history, and have proven to work. The 124 Grain +P also has a solid case history of working on the street, where it counts. The 147 Grain load has very mixed results.
That's my $0.02 on the matter.
I shoot a standard pressure 124, but just because it is more accurate out of my carry gun than the same SD ammo in 147.
You don't need ungodly FPS numbers to get a good 9mm loading.
not necessarily. Old bullet designs failed, new designs are super good. HST for exampleThe 147 Grain load has very mixed results.