9mm+p in which grains??

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    9mm+p in which grains??

    Hi all, I will like to ask everyone's opinions about 9mm+p with 115, 125, and 147grains. I was told that some experts said never use 147grain hollowpoints for 9mm guns because it often jam in many popular 9mm guns like the Browning Hi-Power, SIG, Beretta 92, S&W and Glock. Other experts said 147gr is better for defense because it is heavier and better impact. In my own opinion, Ill stick with 124 Conbon JHP.

    What are your thoughts??

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    i personally like 124 grain.....

    I carry Remington Golden Saber Bonded 124 +P

    IMO it has the perfect balance of penetration/expansion.....

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    I don't know about other guns but 147 grain functions just as well as any other grain in my p95DC, flawlessly. Should be golden saber rounds if i remember correctly too. I prefer the heavier bullets, don't know why just personal choice. 102, 147, 158, 230.

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    Only use self defense ammo that you have VERIFIED to work in your gun. There is no short cut to buying and shooting 100 to 200 rounds to insure they play well together.

    That being said, any of the current SD ammo brands out there are effective for their purpose so what ever you feel happy with is what you need to carry. The biggest factor is being able to put as many as possible of those gems on target.

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    124gr plus P for me. Perfect all around.

    I think Cornpone make some.

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    124 grn +p GD or 127 grn +p+ Ranger T's.
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    I was told that some experts said never use 147grain hollowpoints for 9mm guns because it often jam in many popular 9mm guns like the Browning Hi-Power, SIG, Beretta 92, S&W and Glock.


    Sorry; He was wrong IMO.


    Other experts said 147gr is better for defense because it is heavier and better impact. In my own opinion, Ill stick with 124 Conbon JHP.
    I 100% agree with this quote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASHTXSNIPER View Post
    124 grn +p GD or 127 grn +p+ Ranger T's.
    For a lot of people, being a victim is a way of Life. That's a Life I choose NOT to live.

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    Well I don't think you really can go wrong. Since I live in a northern climate, and people wear lots of layer in single digit temperature, I opt for the most penetration, ie 147gr. Would I feel under gunned with 124's, no.

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    I've got a load I like for all three bullet weights.

    115gr is a plinker at 1150fps.

    124gr is a carry load at 1200fps.

    147gr is a bowling pin load at 1200fps.

    All the above loads are standard pressure loads. "+P" is beginning to get like the word "tactical". Like the "40 S&W +P" load of a 180gr JHP at 1100fps. Really? That bullet can go 1170fps in the same barrel length and stay below SAAMI MAP.

    I wouldn't get too hung up on bullet weight or +P vs standard P. The original weight of the 9mm is closest to 124gr so I generally stick with that. Any 9mm bullet at any reasonable velocity will ruin someone's day.
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    Speer Gold Dot 124gr JHP +P (53617)

    Federal Tactical 135gr JHP +P (LE9T5)

    Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)

    Winchester Ranger-T 127gr JHP +P+ (RA9TA)
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    124gn Speer Gold Dots ; )
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    Winchester super elite 124g +p In my XD9sc. This gun will cycle anything you put in it though.
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    127gr +p+ Rangers are what i carry
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    9MM how heavy?

    115gr Cor-Bon DPX in 9MM. 100% function in my twin Glock G-19's.
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