Which round is better for SD


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LightningMan
November 23, 2008, 01:57 AM
Hello to the forum, I'm undecided between which Self defence rounds to use in my Carry gun (Kahr PM9). So I'm asking between the 9mm Fed 124 grain JHP Hydra Shok's (velocity on box is 1120fps) or the 90 grain Cor-bon 9mm +P JHP (velocity on box is 1500fps). Please just pick between these 2 choices. Thanks, LM.

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Deus Machina
November 23, 2008, 02:30 AM
I'd go with the Hydrashocks. 124 is the 'golden number' for 9mm, as far as I'm concerned. There are actually a couple I'd prefer over it, but it's a good proven design.

Cor-Bon is good stuff, but 90-grain is probably a tad lighter than I'd trust in 9mm.

Steve C
November 23, 2008, 02:54 AM
Federal HS has had a tried and true reputation as a good police and defense round for a long time. Of the Corbon rounds their 115gr JHP +P is top of the line with years of successful use in police and self defense shooting.

The 90 grain bullets at high velocity by Hornady, Remington and Corbon never have proved out as good as 115gr and heavier.

In some very old Marshall Sanow data the 90gr Hornady JHP rated at just 64% or only 1% more effective than 115gr Winchester Ball ammo. Since their data was taken from police shootings there must have been a department that issued the ammo. Doesn't give me any warm feelings toward 90gr bullets.

CDH
November 23, 2008, 09:23 AM
Consider the much newer Federal HST round. It has some advantages over the Hydra-Shok, and it's less expensive as well.

I've made it my exclusive self-defense carry round in all my autoloaders.

contactcole
November 23, 2008, 03:31 PM
I always prefer the heaviest bullet in each service caliber.

Rampant_Colt
November 23, 2008, 03:42 PM
Neither!
Why limit yourself to those two LOUSY 9mm loads

The HS is well-known for clogging with debris and not expanding, and the 90gr CB load penetrates WAY too shallow

Check THIS (http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm) out

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Federal HS has had a tried and true reputation as a good police and defense round for a long time. Of the Corbon rounds their 115gr JHP +P is top of the line with years of successful use in police and self defense shooting.

The 90 grain bullets at high velocity by Hornady, Remington and Corbon never have proved out as good as 115gr and heavier.

In some very old Marshall Sanow data the 90gr Hornady JHP rated at just 64% or only 1% more effective than 115gr Winchester Ball ammo. Since their data was taken from police shootings there must have been a department that issued the ammo. Doesn't give me any warm feelings toward 90gr bullets.
Sorry, but your post does not lend itself to credibility--M&S have been repeatedly debunked and discredited for their misleading/false information.

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