Best Self Defense 9mm ammo

This is a discussion on Best Self Defense 9mm ammo within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have always like the Cor Bon or the Speer Gold Dot 124gn. Here is an excellent article with good tests to ponder on. Pistol ...

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    I have always like the Cor Bon or the Speer Gold Dot 124gn.
    Here is an excellent article with good tests to ponder on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Desertrat View Post
    I have always like the Cor Bon or the Speer Gold Dot 124gn.
    Here is an excellent article with good tests to ponder on.

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    i found 50rds of 147gr hydra shok is that decent stuff or outdated. Cost is 28 plus shipping for 50rds

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    The 147gr loads had a poor record on the streets when they first came out. It's related to energy. Although the bullets and technology has much improved over 1986, I still find it hard to trust the 147 over the lighter loads in 9mm. I use mostly 124 hydra Shok or 124 Gold Saber. I have lots of 124gr Gold Dot in spare magazines.

    In my secret underground ballistics testing lab bunker, we tried the myth that the Hydra Shok post wrapped up with strings when fired through thick cloth and failed to expand. In the secret tests into scientific wet newspaper it was no worse than any other load, and better than some. No wrapping with strings were found. What we did find was that the more energy, the more reliable expansion, all things being equal. That fits with the street experience of the 147gr.

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    bonis nocet quisqus malis perpercit

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    I have all kinds of ammo for practice, but for my SD .45 and 9mm, I purchased Speer Gold Dot...
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    Speer gold dots, and kinda sorry to say...in 357sig, except "cha ching" $

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    All I carry for SD is Speer Gold Dot ammunition. I may be trying the Corbon the next time I buy so SD ammo. I'm willing to give other ammo an equal opportunity to impress me.
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