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Old 11-19-2012, 10:20   #23
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Originally Posted by WinterWizard View Post
And per usual with 9mm bullets pushed beyond their velocity limits, the penetration sucks.
When I was new to firearms (not that long ago) I got caught up in velocity/energy numbers without knowing that it's the total cartridge and bullet design that creates effectiveness.

I feel quite comfortable with 9mm for self-defense and although I am currently carrying a +P round I also would feel good about carrying a standard pressure round like HST or Gold Dot, among others.
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