Best Carry Ammo for a Glock 19 / 9mm?


September 13, 2008, 03:28 PM
any suggestions? I'm a .45 guy, but fell in love with the G19, and now need suggestions....

Also, if anyone has IWB holster and mag carrier prefs, let me know...

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September 13, 2008, 03:52 PM
Most will tell you Speer Gold Dot HP

September 13, 2008, 03:55 PM
welcome to thr,
I always tell people to try various loads and offerings from the major players in defensive ammo. Ie hornaday, thier tap ammo is very nice, consistent, reliable and accurate, also check remington golden sabers, winchester sxt, winchester ranger, speer gold dots etc. these are some good places to start, personally i would look into the 115 and 124gr+p varietites.

you should get a box of each at least and see that they are reliable, accurate and that you are able to control them shootable to your skill level. which ever one performs the best then i would say go with that. really sd ammo is like buying a gun, you need what works best for you, as well you need what works/ shoots best in your gun.

as far as iwb holsters, check out grandfather oak holsters, they are nice and i have one for my xd sc. there are many other great ones out there, and i am sure that you are gonna get more imput about them form other members. Blad tech is a great place to look as well they make top quality holsters, i have alot of experience with thier products just not thier iwb holsters, but there are many people that have them and carry em.

September 13, 2008, 03:57 PM
thanks guys, and thanks possum for the welcome. I've been around awhile, but am just getting to post....

September 13, 2008, 04:10 PM
The only 9mm ammo I'll carry with is 147 grain Winchester Ranger SXT's.

September 13, 2008, 05:58 PM
I like, have had good luck with and carry: Winchester Ranger 127gr. +P+ CCI/Speer Gold Dot 124gr. +P and Federal HST 124gr. +P

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September 13, 2008, 06:10 PM
Federal HST 124gr. +P

I just ordered some of those in 147gr. +P. I currently have 124gr. +P Golden Sabers, which feed reliably in my CZ75.

September 13, 2008, 07:16 PM
I have never had the privilege of shooting this but Extreme Shock "Fang-Face" ammo is the nastiest ammo I have ever heard of!

September 13, 2008, 07:22 PM
I like Federal 147 HST

September 13, 2008, 07:23 PM
"extreme shock" not again:rolleyes:

September 13, 2008, 07:31 PM
I have 147+P HST in my CZ PCR (3.9" barrel), HST is what I also carry in my FNP9-M, Glock 27 (.40), and USP (also .40).

September 13, 2008, 07:31 PM
I've never had a 9mm that would not feed corbons 125+p.

September 13, 2008, 09:45 PM
HST is good stuff. I generally prefer 147 gr. for 9mm, but there are some loads like the Ranger +P+ that would be good (never had 'em and probably can't get 'em outside of my department, but what do I know...), Gold Dot 124 gr. +P, and the only 115 gr. I would buy is the Corbon DPX.

September 13, 2008, 10:49 PM
Welcome... looks like you have a good excuse to go out and buy a few different kinds. Then head to the range to see what works best for you in your gun.

I use Golden Saber in a 124gr +P for my Glock 26 because it is the most accurate out of my gun. I have also used 124g+P Gold Dots, and even el cheapo 147g Win White Box PP. For defensive use, pretty much any modern expanding ammo in 124 gr or 147 gr will kill the bad guy just as dead as the rest.

As long as it goes BANG each and every time you pull the trigger, you should be fine.

September 13, 2008, 11:08 PM
excellent. I found some good prices for HST and the others at, so will try three or four brands out before I settle on one. Thanks fellas!

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