GD 124 gr +p
This is a discussion on What's your choice of 9mm JHP? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; GD 124 gr +p...
CorBon 115gr +P+
Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.
Primary: Winchester Silvertips: 115gr JHP.
Secondary: Federal 9BP round, 115gr JHP
Both absolutely reliable in my BHP, good write ups from various sides of the effectivness argument (Mourgue Mosters vs Jello Junkies)
NRA Life Member
Yeah, the milk jug test does take quite a while to set up and even longer to procure the materials. I'll try the wet pack test. Do you let the newspaper completely dry out or is it still supposed to be wet but not dripping?
Apperently I have a lot of JHPs to test on the wet pack! Hornady 124 TAP, Speer Gold Dots, Corbon 115 +P or +P+, Winchester Ranger 124s, Fed Hydrashok 124, Fed Classic 115. Maybe some PowerBall. I'll look into some others and add them later.
Last edited by '75scout; March 6th, 2006 at 08:22 PM.
I am in the process of switching the ammo in everything I use as a carry piece to Gold Dots as loaded by Double Tap
Check out the posted velocities and the expansion results in ballistic gelatin.
If I see Triton Quik Shoks or Federal Nyclads I buy them but usually I settle for Hydra Shoks
"You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life" Winston Churchill
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use" Galileo Galilei
I don't carry a 9mm much anymore. But the rounds I had the best results with were the Cor-Bon115 gn+p or the 115,124 gn Gold Dot.
Those Corbon 115+P's are starting to look real interesting. I definatly need to test those. The Corbon's and Hornady's 124 TAP load are now the rounds I need to test most.
I carry Gold Dots. Both for the 9mm and my new 45
“The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms”. General George Patton—US Army
Vis et Veneratio
"So this is how democracy dies: to thunderous applause." Actress Natalie Portman as Padme in Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
I carry either 124 gr +P Gold Dots or Winchester Ranger in my Kahr.Whichever I happen to have on hand.
I carry the Winchester WB Personal Protection in 147g JHP
I carry gold dots in every thing except
357mag.In 9mm i use the Black hills
loading of the 115gr gold dot.At 1300
fps they're a little faster than
speer's and have been plenty accurate
in my MK9,9WVE and a SW99C.At 18 dollars
a box of 50 they're not expensive.The
drawback is they're very hard to find
locally,i have to order them from
I personaly have seen more tissue distruction with higher velocity out of the compact 9's. The sub-sonic stuff out of my old full size duty gun (P226) was a piss poor performer on living tissue. Having said that I would go for some high velocity ammo that perfomed well from my personal weapon.
I don't use 9mm anymore, but I did for almost 2 years and I used the same type of ammo that I use now with my .40, I use Federal Hydra-shoks, and so far they are the best choice for me because of there performance compared to the rest of the brands I have tried.
Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast, Fast is Deadly!
I have not read all the posts here, and it might hve been addressed. In case it has not, I learned this week from the KAHR rep, Dottie, that the P9 which I have is not rated for the +P+ ammunition.Originally Posted by uudl
I had used some, but had some malfunctions with the round nose diving. The slide velocity is too high for the design of the system.
She said +P is OK.
I had gone to the Ranger T 147 grain ammo.