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What's your go to 9mm Ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Carcass, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. gadgetjunky

    gadgetjunky Loaded Pockets

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    Hydra Shok is somewhat worse about plugging up in a number of heavy clothing tests. Several of the newer designs (Gold Dots if loaded hot enough and HST ) are much more tolerant of heavy clothing / intermediate materials and give more consistent performance across a wider range of uses.

    For range ammo if I was buying it would probably be Federal, CCI Lawman, Prvi, or the Winchester 9mm NATO stuff. I have experienced erratic QC with Remington UMC and Winchester USA in recent years.

    For more serious uses i like Gold Dot 124 +p or HST 124/124+p/147. Which Somewhat depends on the particular gun and barrel length, if one load shoots distinctly better, etc. I have one that loves HST and groups badly with Gold Dots, and another that does the exact opposite. YMMV

    A large agency here was using Gold Dot 147 but always weren't happy with performance out of subcompacts and is switching to the Winchester Ranger 127 +p+. Another large agency here was at one time shooting the Winchester Ranger and letting officers pick if they preferred the 147 or the 127 +p+. Another big local agency here that just transitioned back from .40 S&W to 9mm is now using the Hornady 135 +p Critical Duty.
     
  2. Mark_Trail

    Mark_Trail Loaded Pockets

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    Sellier&Bellot FMJ


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  3. Kinzei
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    Kinzei EDC Junkie

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    124g Aguila for the range, 147g HST for my G-19, 150g HST for micro pistols for the G-43.
     
  4. 1Zach1

    1Zach1 Loaded Pockets

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    Range: Whatever is around
    Carry: Currently 147gr Winchester Ranger T, but since they seem to be pretty hard to find now I might move over to 147gr Federal HST and see how my Sig likes them.
     
  5. BklynBoy

    BklynBoy Loaded Pockets

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    The first 147gr I tried was Ranget T, but now use HST exclusively. None of my guns have noticed the difference. I got a Sig p320 and shoot the HST 147 out of it with no issues
     
  6. Andy T

    Andy T Loaded Pockets

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    147 gr Winchester RA9T. I try to buy ammo that has been tested by Doc Gr.
     
  7. Motorcopm4

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    Cheapest 115g I can find to shoot and 147g HST or 124g gold dot. Whatever's avail for carry
     
  8. soulknight

    soulknight Loaded Pockets

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    124gr +P Gold Dot.


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  9. CIVSD

    CIVSD Loaded Pockets

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    For the range I normally use S&B FMJs since they're relatively cheap around here and feed reliably, but honestly I would fire whatever just to plink around. For carry ammo I have the Liberty Civil Defense 2000fps lead free 50g. It's a fragmenting round similar to G2 RIP. It technically doesn't make the 12"-18" rule but the petals split off beautifully after a few inches in the gel and then the base travels to around 11". Due to the high velocity this stuff can also penetrate IIIA. Personally I would rather have a fragmenting round that underpenetrates slightly than risk any over-penetration at all.