I used to carry Cor-Bon ammo in my defensive 9mm but I sold my last one a while back. I recently picked up another one and plan to use it for a home defense and range gun (it's an early 3rd gen 34 2-pin). I've been very pleased with Gold Dots in my other guns and so I looked at them first. I weeded out the Rangers because of QC issues I've been hearing about (plus I can't find them locally) and the HST's because they are not bonded (I really like bonded bullets for barrier penetration, even if I sacrifice a minute amount of expansion). So I narrowed it down to either the 124+P or 147gr Gold Dots. My LGS carries both in 50rd boxes for about 23 bucks a box so it really just depends on performance for me. I went with the 124+P because it doesn't seem to lose much to the heavier 147 other than a slight bit of sectional density and those few more grains of weight. I like the idea of a heavier bullet, but I think the velocity does really good things for the 124. Anyone else shooting either of these loads? If so, what did you end up going with for defensive use?