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Ok, I pick up my new Bersa BP-9cc today. I'm set with plenty of FMJ ammo. I guess I'll take any 9mm defensive rounds I can find right now, but when things settle down can anyone recommend a solid round in HP that will work well with a shorter barrel (Its 3.3" ) the pistol will handle +P also. Thanks
 

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For the 9mm I like either Speer 124 grain +P Gold Dots, Remington 124 +P Golden Sabers, or Double Taps 115 grain bonded defense rounds. The Speer and Remington's I had experience with as a cop, and they work REALLY well for the caliber. The Double Tap offering will mimic a 110 grain 357 Magnum in terms of velocity and kinetic energy dump. However, since Double Tap uses a bonded JHP you will not get jacket seperation and thus get a little more penetration into the target proper. Congrats on the purchase!!
 
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Take it for what its worth - very little -but in my opinion any premium quality HP will do the job, and the heavier the better.
 

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I'm of the "Any Premium Quality HP" school, with a preference for 147gr. Personal choices are HST, Ranger-T, and Gold Dot.

+P is unnecessary with 147gr. - doesn't buy much in performance, but makes controlled follow-ups more difficult.

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Right now I'm shooting 124gr +P Gold Dot. I also like the HST but I just don't have any right now.

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I agree, just about any of the premium HP rounds will work. That being said however, some of the bullet designs may not provide consistent expansion at the lower velocities produced by shorter barrels. At these lower velocities the bullets that seem to perform the best are GD Short Barrel loads and Federal HSTs.
 

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Take a look at the DPX line. They have a smaller 95 gr. bullet that will perform the same out of a 3" barrel, the same as their 115 gr. bullet out of a longer barrel. This is what I carry in my lightest and smallest 9mm. Other than that I like just plain old 124 gr. Gold Dots. I am not a big fan of +P as I prefer the lower recoil and faster follow-up shots of the non +P ammo. My way of thinking is why go +P with the increase in recoil and noise when you can find a non +P that can meet all the FBI protocol tests. The Hornady line is also pretty good in all calibers. You can take you pick of the Critical Defense or Duty line depending on how much barrier penetration you desire.
 

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Ok, I pick up my new Bersa BP-9cc today. I'm set with plenty of FMJ ammo. I guess I'll take any 9mm defensive rounds I can find right now, but when things settle down can anyone recommend a solid round in HP that will work well with a shorter barrel (Its 3.3" ) the pistol will handle +P also. Thanks
Speer Gold Dot "short barrel" (GDHP-SB) 124 gr +P

It's what I carry in my Beretta Nano with a 3" barrel.
 

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Mine would be too, but I've been reading about issues with heavy 9mm rounds in short barrel pistols.. on a side note, the GDHP-SB round does come in standard pressure 147 gr too
 

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I was very lucky in scoring 450rounds of Winchester FMJ at some great prices. I been searching since I bought the gun and no one here has any defensive ammo available. At this point I'll settle for anything hollow point.
 

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Mine would be too, but I've been reading about issues with heavy 9mm rounds in short barrel pistols...
A LOT of guys find that 147gr bullets work better than the lighter weights in short barrels.
 

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My BP9CC wasn't particularly fussy; it would run anything I put in it. I like Gold Dots, they seem to run fine in the gun.
 

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I have An LC9 and I have shot it a lot and have shot most top brand ammo 124, 124+p GD 124+p 147 HST Win. STX 124+p, 147 and also some handloads in water jugs with denim over the 1st jug and the only one's I can think of that didn't open up was the PMC Starfire and Winchester White box hp.
 

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Take it for what its worth - very little -but in my opinion any premium quality HP will do the job, and the heavier the better.[/QUOTE

Another vote for the "any premium hollowpoint" view. Pick a load that you can hit with and feel confident carrying. If you want to carry 147 grain, modern HPs are better (read: Gold Dot and HST). And right now, any hollowpoint you can find is better than nothing.
 
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