Glock 26 Ammo Choice?

This is a discussion on Glock 26 Ammo Choice? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Munch Got the list here...other calibers and perdy pictures too. Best Choices for Self Defense Ammo Thanks for the link +1...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munch View Post
    Got the list here...other calibers and perdy pictures too.

    Best Choices for Self Defense Ammo
    Thanks for the link +1

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    federal 115 grn law enforcement BPLE +P+ jhp's

    or

    winchester ranger talon law enforcement 115grn +p+ jhp's





    (these are what i have in my glock19 )

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    Why +p or +p+? Is it necessary for defensive shooting? Is it better for the gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJf3456 View Post
    Why +p or +p+? Is it necessary for defensive shooting? Is it better for the gun?
    Actually, no--in the long run, +p(+) is actually harder on your gun...but all that really means is that you'll need to replace your recoil spring a but more often.

    The reason a lot of people prefer the higher pressure rounds is to get more velocity out of the shorter barrel.
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    any of the ones on the list here are more than adequate

    its really up to you if you want standard, +p, or +p+

    yes, it will mean you need to replace your recoil spring more often, but thats not that big of a deal

    as others have said, the higher pressure helps with velocity out of the shorter barrels
    I shoot +p 200 gr gold dots in my G30, and the wife has +p 124gr Winchester Talons for her Glock 26
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    +1 for the Speer 124gr +P Gold Dot!

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    Still don't understand the desire for +P or +p+. I assume you don't notice the velocity between regular, +p, +p+. Perhaps higher recol. I'm sure a measurable difference using micro measuring tools, however why would you need a high velocity if the difference is so small? If it's harder on the gun, why do it?

    The local gun shop (independantly owned) says stick with regular, they work just fine.

    What's your opinion?

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    I carry Hornady Critical Defense in mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GJf3456 View Post
    Still don't understand the desire for +P or +p+. I assume you don't notice the velocity between regular, +p, +p+. Perhaps higher recol. I'm sure a measurable difference using micro measuring tools, however why would you need a high velocity if the difference is so small? If it's harder on the gun, why do it?

    The local gun shop (independantly owned) says stick with regular, they work just fine.

    What's your opinion?
    here is the argument/explanation in very basic terms

    its all about performance of the round

    9mm is a lighter faster round
    if you take round X and shoot it out of a 4" barrel it goes with Y velocity
    if you take round X and shoot it out of a 3" barrel the velocity will be lower than Y affecting the performance=penetration, expansion of the hollow point, and energy

    my opinion is shoot the heaviest, fastest bullet combination
    for duty we shoot 147gr gold dots out of our 4" barrels
    230gr gold dots in the full size 45s

    I shoot 200gr +P out of my compact 45, 124gr+P in my compact 9mm

    now, I'm (and others) aren't saying you won't stop someone unless you have +P, or that non +P/+P+ is inferior.....its just "a little more power" for shorter barrels
    to each their own

    as for wearing down the springs faster than regular ammo....that will depend on how much of the stuff you actually feed through it, unless you shoot your expensive carry ammo on a monthly basis it won't impact the cost of maintaining your pistol(s) that much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Add me for the GDHP 124gr+P, but I don't (technically) have a G26. My wife does. I've stoked it and her spare mag with Federal Tactical HST 124gr+P. She trusts me, and I look out for her best interest.
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    Not to highjack, but aren't Hornady's good? I know they made some new critical defense ammo with the rubber cone inside the HP:

    YouTube - Ammo test - 9mm Luger Hornady Critical Defense

    ^what do you all think of this ammo?
    I also just bought a g26 9mm!

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    yes Hornady is good also
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    Hey guys,

    I use 124 gr.+p gold dot and 147 hst in my g-26 and 19 but I haven't been able to find any lately in 50 ct. boxes. Do y'all have any websites I can check to eventually get some?

    Thanks,

    Bill
    Last edited by billinmiss; February 24th, 2010 at 04:01 PM. Reason: left out +p

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    I'll be the odd ball here. I carry the 124gr +p Gold Dots in my CW9 and the Remington 147gr standard pressure Golden Saber in my G26. I like the heavier rounds for penetration and punching through bone, if it needs too. Would I be heart broken if I couldn't find one or the other for my pistols; No, both are fine defense rounds and will get the job done. YMMV
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