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9mm JHP for Bulk Buy?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by BrewerGeorge, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. BrewerGeorge


    Nov 29, 2011
    I'm looking for recommendations for a decent 9mm JHP that I can purchase in bulk. I'm using Critical Defense in my carry pistols now, but at nearly a buck each I can't afford to buy the 500 or 1000 rounds that I want to stash away.

    Does anybody have recommendations for something cheaper but still decent? Older-gen bullets, I assume, are going to be the order of the day and I'd prefer mid-weight, but really any weight would do for this emergency store I'm building.

    Finally, can anybody help with sources to buy in bulk? I've only seen FMJ in big bulk packs - although I admittedly haven't looked very hard yet.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2011
  2. ssgrock3


    Aug 10, 2003
    Yukon, Oklahoma

  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    I have found Gold Dots and Ranger T's in bulk at great prices.
  4. unit1069


    Oct 10, 2007
    So. Central US
    My next premium JHP self-defense ammo purchase for my 9mm will definitely be Speer 124-grain Gold Dot +P, which seems to be the default standard for this caliber. If it proves out then I won't mind paying a bit more for a round that's generally available online.

    One round that definitely fits your description is the Federal 115-grain +P+ (9BPLE), and I've seen that priced as low as $16/box of 50 at online outlets. You can do a search of Glock Talk threads if you wish to learn how this round gained an excellent reputation. I've tested this round in my 9mm pistol and it's good to go. I carried 9BPLE until the weather turned cold, although I would have no worries carrying it year round. I have seriously thought about purchasing it in bulk but since the search for the very best available self-defense round hasn't ended yet for me I want to give the Gold Dot a try.
  5. AWESOMO 4000

    AWESOMO 4000

    Dec 7, 2008
    Yes...this above. ISP used it for 30 years with great success. Just because something isn't the latest and greatest bonded shoot through glass and doors wonder round, doesn't erase 3 decades of proven performance. These, Winchester Rangers in 115-124-127 +P flavors, and the 115gr/125gr CorBon loads have all been doing famously for 25-30 years.
  6. BrewerGeorge


    Nov 29, 2011
    Thanks for the ideas everyone! Definitely going to check out

    I'm not crazy about the idea of +P+ because I want something that will work in all sizes of pistol, including my little Kahrs. I'm not crazy about the idea of putting +P+ in my CM9 at 14 oz. ETA: The CM9 actually isn't rated for +P+.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011
  7. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    If you want a new generation hp I have the 124 HST on special for 23.95 and the 147 Ranger T for 23.65.
  8. unit1069


    Oct 10, 2007
    So. Central US
    If that's the case then resist the urge to fire any +P+ through that pistol. Safeguarding the integrity of your carry piece is way more important than trying wring out the last drop of velocity or power from ammo.
  9. tsmo1066

    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

    Aug 31, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Georgia Arms sells some good "new" ammo using Gold Dot bullets in bulk. I've had good luck with their reloaded stuff in the past.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011
  10. Dogguy


    Aug 2, 2008
    Soggy South.
    I would just keep an eye on websites that often have excellent prices like SGAmmo, Ammunition To Go and Cheaper Than Dirt. In addition, you can use and search for prices (but their website was down when I tried it earlier today).
  11. sandman77


    Apr 4, 2011
    The standard pressure version of 9bple (9bp) also has a great track record over 25-30 years and can be found pretty cheap online. Cheaper than dirt and ammunition to go usually have it in stock.
  12. BrewerGeorge


    Nov 29, 2011
    Yeah, it's looking like this will be my best choice. I think I can get it for about 29 cents per thousand.
  13. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    This is what I was thinking was the standard in 9mm, as in works in all of them and works period.
  14. FatBoy

    FatBoy Millennium Member

    Sep 2, 1999
  15. Crosshair_84


    Dec 6, 2011
    I personally just buy the 100 round packs of Remington HP at Wal-mart whenever they get them in as they are only slightly more expensive than ball.

    I've built up a stash of over 1,000 rounds in both 9mm and 40 S&W over the course of a couple years, though I could have done it faster. Performance of the bullet is decent and it's cheap enough that you can afford to practice with it, be sure your gun is reliable, and build a stock.

    If you don't think the Remington HP bullet is good enough, fine. This is simply an option for you to consider.
  16. Providence


    Feb 5, 2011
    Woodstock, GA
    I got some of these, and I've been happy with them.
  17. brausso


    Mar 7, 2010
    Puget Sound
    OP-I have purchased a couple of times from Mike at MAH Supplies. Highly recommended.
  18. voiceofreason


    Oct 27, 2010
    I don't buy JHPs in bulk. Just get what I like and pay the price for premium ammo.