I carry Gold Dots in 124+p
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i have winchester ranger 115grn +p+ in my glock 19.
115 or 124 , NOT +p is enough for me. Kel-Tec is a handful with larger.
When I carry the 9mm it is loaded with the Fed Hyda-Shocks. Never had a reason to change. I do prefer the DPX bullets in the .45 ACP tho.
I also use Speer Gold Gots 124 +p in the G19 and 115 in the PF9
I carry Hornaday Critical Defense in my Glock 17. I wouldn't say 9mm ammo is "plentiful" in Central Arkansas, but has been more available over the past few months in both self defense loads and range ammo.
Kholster/Glock 17/Rugar SR9c/Bersa 380CC/Ruger LCR/SW 624/ SW 629
Doublestar Star 15 M4 5.56 / Mossberg 500 Tactical Persuader
I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence
Everything I've read says to avoid anything heavier than 124 gr for 9mm defensive ammo. For that reason, I avoid the 147 gr JHP.
147 gr JHP. Looks just like the "white box". No mention of "ranger bonded" or "RA9B"
With those and 5 boxes of Winchester Super-X .22wmr at the Cape WM, I felt like a kid at christmas.
Been looking for .22wmr's under $10/box ever since christmas.
I'm sure 124gr will work "just fine". But you don't have to run ballistic tests to understand basic physics. A 147gr projectile will penetrate deeper than a 124gr regardless of the slightly lower muzzle velocity. As long as you can get reliable expansion, which you will with any premium 147gr jhp, stick with the heavier round.
Sig Sauer P239 SAS DAK 9mm (EDC)
MR Micro Desert Eagle .380 acp (BUG)
Glock G30sf .45 acp (HD)
Mossberg 500 Tactical Persuader 12ga (HD)
WASR 10/63 AK-47 7.62x39 (SHTF)
speer gold dot +p short barrel for me!
Georg BüchnerWo die Notwehr aufhört, fängt der Mord an
(Murder begins where self-defense ends)