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9MM Defensive round

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tackleberry45, Mar 6, 2007.

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  1. tackleberry45

    tackleberry45 Member

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    I curently use Corbon 115 in my Smith M&P. What are the better & hotter defensive loads for the 9 now???
     
  2. phantomak47

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    Search, this question gets ask almost once a week now. The search button is your friend.

    Some like 115 hp +p

    others 124 hp+p

    Etc.
     
  3. MS .45

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    I use Remington Golden Sabers 124g +P most of the time in my Glock 26 and CZ P-01. I plan on trying some others soon. I like the mid-range bullet weights(124g-127g).
     
  4. GunNut

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    Winchester Ranger 127gr +P+, by far and away the best 9mm round currently available.
     
  5. waynedm

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    FMJ is what I carry. Don't have to worry about lack of penetration or being charged with some silly BS because I was carrying hollow points.
     
  6. Gary G23

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    Speer Gold Dot 124gr +P hollow point
     
  7. g5reality

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    Federal Hydra Shok 124 grain
     
  8. tackleberry45

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    thank you to all who answered... I am new in here and found the search item on the menu bar....
     
  9. Black Majik

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    I use Speer 124 gr. +p GDHP also...
     
  10. Vonderek

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    All good rounds mentioned. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Corbon 115 gr you have now.
     
  11. Tom Servo

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    The 115gr CorBons are a zippy round and kick quite a bit. Should be effective, though I'd worry a bit about over-penetration.

    I carry 124gr Black Hills Gold Dots, which I shoot very well. Oddly enough, they're very cheap.
     
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    Speer Gold Dot 124 grain +P.
     
  13. MikePGS

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    GunNut is absolutely correct. Another good load is a Cor-Bon 115 gr +P. This website http://stevespages.com/page8f9mmluger.html has a ton of good info about various 9mm loads as well.
     
  14. Deer Hunter

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    Federal HST, without a doubt.
     
  15. who me

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    I carry Georgia Arms loaded gold dots in my carry guns.
     
  16. 12many

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    I use WWB, 147 grain, JHP. I pay about 15-16$ per 50. IMO, they would all work good.
     
  17. geterdone

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    Gold Dot...Great round!
     
  18. C-grunt

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    A HP from any major manufacturer is going to be good. But for pure Horse Power, check out Double Tap Ammo.

    115 grn Gold Dot round at 1415 Feet Per Second.
     
  19. WmCC

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    Ranger 124g RA9124TP on this end. Extremely consistent through 4 layers of denim covered ballistic gel. Expansion matches the 40 S&W 165g RA40TP. You have to turn the base of the bullets up to distinguish the 9mm from the 40S&W as both expand to .68 to .74" and penetrate 14 to 15 inches with talons splayed. Very impressive.

    Previously used 124g +p GD's and GS's .
     
  20. pautz3314

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    doubletap?

    I'm surprised no one's mentioned DoubleTap's 9mm loads. I currently use their 124 grain Gold Dot JHP 9mm+P ammo - leaves the muzzle of my 92fs at around 1320 fps. one hell of a load! Of course, I'm a little biased, cause I doubletap is all I trust for my carry needs ;)

    try this link: Doubletap 9mm

    edit - oops, looks like someone DID mention doubletap already :rolleyes:
     
  21. longeyes

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    My current choice too.

    There are several very good alternatives.
     
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    Eldorado Starfire

    Currently I carry "El Dorado Starfire Classic Pistol Cartridges" 9x19mm, 124 Grain, in my Taurus PT111.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. tnieto2004

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    +1 Speer Gold Dot 124gr +P hollow point
     
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    Many many to choose from. Gold Dot, Ranger, Saber, Cor Bon, Black hills, hydra shock, Hornaday, and a couple that I can not recall right at the moment. I think the key is to try each in your gun and and see what works best. My PCR likes Gold Dot 124 grain regular presure. Somtimes I do use the +P...but not all the time.

    The Stevespages site was neat...thanks for the link.
     
  25. MechAg94

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    I can understand the sentiment, but if I buy a box of JHP's that say "For Self Defense", I figure I can sell that to a jury. :)

    I do use FMJ's in my P32, but not in large guns.
     
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