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9mm Carry Ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by lpsharp88, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. F-111 John

    F-111 John Well-Known Member

    I bought a G26 last December, and I carry Federay Hydra-Shot 135 gr JHP.
  2. EBShooting

    EBShooting Well-Known Member

    +1 for the Winchester RA9T. IMHO its the best defensive ammo out there.
  3. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    Have you done terminal tests with Critical Duty from a G26? I'm curious to know how it performs...according to Hornady, that load was designed for full size duty guns and not optimized for short barrels.
  4. dbp

    dbp Well-Known Member

    I don't have testing equipment and just shooting holes in paper to this point. Guy at LGS sold it to me and said it was what he would recommend.

    However, you are correct in your comment on Hornady's claims. I may need to go with the Critical Defense if I stay with Hornady. Frankly, I would be happy to find anything right now.
  5. dbp

    dbp Well-Known Member

    BTW TarDevil, what do you shoot in your SR9C?
  6. stumpers

    stumpers Well-Known Member

    I typically use either Speer Gold Dot 124 gr +p or 9mm Nato 124 gr by Winchester
  7. bill3424

    bill3424 Well-Known Member

    Federal HST, 147gr
  8. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

    I use Speer Gold Dots, 124 +P.

    I just shoot into gallon water jugs. I've tested the Gold Dots, PDX1, and Remington UMC. I'd carry PDX if I couldn't get Speer.
  9. 481

    481 Well-Known Member

    Can't go wrong with the PDXs or the Gold Dots. Icing on the cake is that they are bonded.
  10. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    Double Tap, 124 gr. Gold Dots topping their +P load.
  11. Dean1818

    Dean1818 Well-Known Member

    I did a backyard test with milkjugs filled with wet newspaper, and 4 layers of bluejeans on the first jug.

    I tested many types but the Corbon DPX outshined every other brand I tested
    With the exception of the HST. (it was close)

    Better penetration and better expansion

    Corbons are my carry choice in all my pistols
  12. rxspeed88

    rxspeed88 Well-Known Member

    winchester pdx-1 124grn +p
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013
  13. Checkman

    Checkman member

    Federal 115 grain +P+ JHP in my 26. Federal HST 124 grain +P JHP in my 19 because that is what my department issues me.
  14. lpsharp88

    lpsharp88 Well-Known Member

    I ended up getting a Beretta M9 (was on my list anyway) and got Hornady Critical Duty 135gr +p, was all that was available.
  15. danoam

    danoam Well-Known Member

    I used to carry 124 gr Golden Sabres, now I carry either Federal HST or Speer Gold Dots, both 124 gr +P

    Sent from my Droid X2 using Tapatalk 2 when I should probably be doing something else.
  16. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    Found several packs of Federal law enforcement JHPs 'HST' at $29 per box of 50. Bought several boxes and that is what my revolver is loaded with. I think bullet weight is 124gr.
  17. Lj1941

    Lj1941 Well-Known Member


    It is incredible that I see so many preferring hotter +P & +P+ loads. I would prefer to try different loads and select which load worked best in my particular weapon. As most of us know- a faster, higher velocity load is usually not the best or the most accurate and in a SD load over-penetration is always a possibility/danger. Just my $.02 worth. Your mileage will vary.
  18. AnthonySmithXR

    AnthonySmithXR Well-Known Member

    I love 124gr +p gold dot. There's also some +p+ Corbon stuff I've used. Wouldn't shoot that too often though.

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  19. MCMXI

    MCMXI Well-Known Member

    Why do you think that faster = more penetration? Penetration is a function of expansion too which is a function of bullet design. I haven't done any backyard testing with milk jugs and phone books but I have done quite a bit with ballistic gelatin and it's convinced me that any of the top tier brands are more than adequate IF they function reliably in your particular firearm.

    I carry Remington Golden Saber 124gr bonded and non bonded for no other reason than they function flawlessly in my SIG P239, they're more than accurate enough and I get them at a very reasonable price.
  20. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member


    Where are you ascertaining that higher speed equates to deeper penetration?

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