9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 124gr. HP Ammo VS. 9mm Federal Premium Tactical HST 124grn

9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 124gr. HP Ammo VS. 9mm Federal Premium Tactical HST 124grn

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    9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 124gr. HP Ammo VS. 9mm Federal Premium Tactical HST 124grn

    9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 124gr. HP Ammo VS. 9mm Federal Premium Tactical HST 124grn

    Assuming that both work equally well in my pistol, which one do you think is a better round?

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    The one that is easier for you find. If both are equally available, I would go with the less expensive, which will probably be the HST.

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    both are good. which one can you get in your area? which one has the best price? which one will your gun feed and shoot without any problems?
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    Both are super reliable. +1 to whichever you can find cheaper.
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    I've always depended on the 124gr+P GDHP. No reason to change really, but I've never tried the Federal HST.

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    HST

    I wouldn't get the 124gr HST (not sure about how the Speer performs).

    I did some testing of the 124gr HST vs the 147gr HST and the 124gr suffers from mass loss and a big reduction in size vs the heaver brother.

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    Ran across this source yesterday after the post about the HST ammo availability to civilians. You can compare the ballistics of both on one site here: LE - Ballistics

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    Great site, Ram.
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    Both are excellent rounds , I had read somewhere that both were designed by the same engineer but I dont know how true that is. I find the HST cheaper than the Gold dots and just as available. If your gun will feed them definitely go with the 147gr they are superior to the 124, 124+P just like Darkwater stated. The 147gr HST penetrate 13" in gelatin and have consistent expansion to .72 in 9mm. My opinion is that the HST has a slight edge in performance over the Gold Dot. Just as a side note, NYPD uses the 124+P Gold Dot as their duty ammunition.

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