9mm 115 gr. Gold Dot

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    9mm 115 gr. Gold Dot

    Does anyone here have much of an opinion on this load? I would like to try it because the performance looks much like the +P 124, but without the added pressure of that round. Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated...thanks...

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    I've run some down my G26's and G17, without a hitch. Never ran any personal tests though. I still have a few boxes too.

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    I've read good reviews on it, but haven't shot any myself yet.
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    In 9mm I'm sold on the 147gr myself. IMO, speed is good, but weight and penetration rules. YMMV
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    How about penetration with the 147gr GD out of a G26? Would this still be considered an acceptable carry round?

    Am wondering because my Mother currently carries this weapon loaded with 124gr+P GD's.

    The 124gr+P Gold Dots are pretty darned snappy for a 65 year old Granny, but I'm thinnking the 147gr Gold Dots might be a little more easily controlled for her.

    Yes?

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    Actually, the 147gr will probably have better penetration, and less % of velocity loss, out of the shorter barrel. Basically, more complete burn of powder.

    There's a post in another thread where Winchester recommends their heavier 147gr Ranger in subcompacts for this reason.

    Personally, I didn't find the 147gr rounds snappy out of my G26 at all. Very controllable.
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    I use the 115gr GDHP in my Rohrbaugh - the gun is not rated for +p - and find it to be fine. But for my other nines, I go with a heavier round in +p.

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    If I'm not mistaking, NYPD is issued Glock 19s and Gold Dot 124Gr. +p ammo, (not 115s). They seem satisfied with it. That is what I carry also.

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    If it feeds and it's accurate, stop worrying.
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    I just tried 124gr Speer Golddots and 147gr Golden sabers in my G26 and 229, I am really sold on the 124gr personally, the Golden Sabers were easy to shoot, but I found the golddots more accurate. Plus they are about half the price of the Golden Sabers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    In 9mm I'm sold on the 147gr myself. IMO, speed is good, but weight and penetration rules. YMMV
    Yep that's the truth. That's why a 120grain broadhead at 320fps from a bow will take a bear, penetration!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    Actually, the 147gr will probably have better penetration, and less % of velocity loss, out of the shorter barrel. Basically, more complete burn of powder.

    There's a post in another thread where Winchester recommends their heavier 147gr Ranger in subcompacts for this reason.

    Personally, I didn't find the 147gr rounds snappy out of my G26 at all. Very controllable.
    SPEER GD makes a 124gr +P Short Barrel 9mm ammo that supposedly solves the issue of incomplete burn of powder. I love it, but just cant get it in the 50 boxes that Id prefer.
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    I carry the GDHP 124 +p; great round.

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    I got a bunch of the Gold dot 115gr +P+ ang man it "Rocks" I use it in My Glock 17 and 19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    I just tried 124gr Speer Golddots and 147gr Golden sabers in my G26 and 229, I am really sold on the 124gr personally, the Golden Sabers were easy to shoot, but I found the golddots more accurate. Plus they are about half the price of the Golden Sabers.
    Really!!... I have found 147gr golden saber for $16 for 25. Ive never priced gold dots though.
    Ammunition To Go : 25rds - 9mm Remington Golden Saber 147gr. HP Ammo [GS9MMC] - $15.95

    EDIT: oh wait i did find this:
    124 GD $85 for 250
    https://surplusammo.com/index.php?ma...b67cbda0bf61d5

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