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Can't find any 9mm self defense rounds.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by awhendricks, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. AlbertH

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    Right after Christmas they had a fabulous sale on Golden Saber JHP's but I doubt that will happen again for quite a while
     
  2. awhendricks

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    using gunbot I bought two 50 round boxes of Federal Tactical HST 124 grain for 39.95 a box. I didn't think it was too bad of a price.
     
  3. SabbathWolf

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    Thanks for the tip.
    I appreciate it.
     
  4. psyopspec

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    That's a good dude right there.
     
  5. M1AFan

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    I like gunbot as well. I also came up with another site when trying to google in stock 223.
    http://www.instock223.com seems like they have an up to date listing of ammo in stock 223 , 9MM , 40 etc. They have a several listings for 9MM JHP in stock.
     
  6. tuj

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    ASYM has their excellent 9mm 124 bonded load available.
     
  7. jrdolall

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    Gunbot showed Cabelas as having some 9mm FMJ yesterday, I think it was $13.99 but I don't need any. Within about an hour it was showing as out of stock.
     
  8. 98C5

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    I watch gunbot all the time. Stuff is selling FAST. I noticed one site was selling 9mm FMJ reloads for $127/500rds. I went on the site and they had 162 lots available. Sold out in 30 minutes.

    That is 81000 rounds sold in half an hour. Gotta be quick!
     
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    Gunbot showed that someone had .22 for $.15 per round but I can't remember which company. That was yesterday and again this morning and is $75 per brick. It is not showing in stock as of a few minutes ago so people are still crazy in some regards.

    Cabela's had .223 this morning at around $.45 per round delivered and it is all gone.
    They also had 9mm for a decent price yesterday and it was gone in an hour.

    I also saw some 7.62x39 this morning at around $.25 and the lowest they show now is
    $.42 per round.

    All of these were compliments of Gunbot at around 7:30 EST. Ammo is showing up at affordable prices, relatively affordable, but you better be able to pull the trigger right away because it is gone fast. The only thing I really needed was some .22 mag and I did find it at Graf's for a decent price with a 10 box max. 5.45 has been pretty available all along at normal prices.
     
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    Fingers not cold or dead yet.. last I checked anyways.
     
  12. jrdolall

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    I guess all that 9mm I picked up this past year for $8.97 a box (.18 per round) was a good idea. Same with 45 at $9.97 and .22 bricks at less than $20 per brick. The only thing I really need/want is affordable .22 LR and I mean 4-5c per round at the most.
     
  13. breakingcontact

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    OK. That doesn't help the OP. I "got mine" too before the madness but lots of people didn't.
     
  14. Deaf Smith

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    awhendricks,

    Uh FMJ IS a self-defense round. Shoots through a bit more but it does work.

    Deaf
     
  15. TimboKhan

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    Having been shot with fmj, I can say that it is good for practice, but nothing I would want to rely on for defensive purposes. It zipped through and did some serious damage, but had it expanded like an average hollow point round, it likely would have nicked my spine and did considerably more internal damage.

    Now, if you can shoot, a whole passel of fmj will do the trick. But my own personal opinion is that the 9mm requires a good hp bullet to shine as a self defense round.
     
  16. JoNCT

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    If you've been checking Gunbot, there's been plenty of quality SD 9mm ammo (not necessarily cheap but not crazily expensive either, especially since you just need a couple of boxes). Here's one source for arguably one of the best SD rounds (Speer Gold Dot +P 124gr) at around $1.30/round: http://www.venturamunitions.com/speer-9mm-p-124gr-gold-dot-hp-20-rounds/; and here's another choice quite a bit cheaper: http://www.ammunitiondepot.com/Winchester-Ranger-9mm-Luger-124-Grain-P-RA9124TP-p/ra9124tp-a.htm
     
  17. Deaf Smith

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    But did it put you down and incapacitate you?

    The purpose of SD shooting is to stop not kill.

    The NYPD used FMJ for several years before going to JHPs. The main reason for change over was over penetration. Yes it does not have as much stopping power as JHPs (when they work) but it's not like flicking marbles at the BG.

    If all one has is FMJ, use it!

    Deaf
     
  18. TimboKhan

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    No, it did not. It center punched me and took out my left kidney in addition to punching a bunch of little holes in my intestines and stomach, but I was combat effective for at least another ten minutes. It was unpleasant, but not incapacitating on anything approaching an immediate timeframe.

    Hey, I am not saying to abandon all hope if thats all you have, and if it would have gone through my head or heart, I am certain that I would have been killed. I am saying that fmj simply isn't the best choice. 9mm is a round that will do anything you need it to if you have the right bullet, and for sd purposes fmj just isn't the right bullet.

    sent from my Galaxy Note II.
     
  19. jrdolall

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    9mm JHP is available online from at least 30 different retailers. It is pretty high priced but if you are looking for SD rounds then 2-3 boxes will get you by until pricing gets better.
     
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