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? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!