close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

Ammo question

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by TSAX, May 16, 2011.

  1. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

    10,162
    7
    Jun 5, 2010
    Mas,


    You always have good insight and I really enjoy reading topics in this forum. I have recently seen a lot more Corbon 125, 115, 90 100 (Power Ball) all in +p more and more in stores and guns shows and Corbon claims their Thunder Ranch T Ammo is "the best shooting ammunition in the industry".

    http://www.shopcorbon.com/Thunder-Ranch-Ammo/2100/200-2100/dept


    What is your opinion/thoughts of their ammo and with all the brands out there what is your personal feeling on the best 9mm for self defense?



    Thanks
    T
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    4,706
    378
    Nov 6, 2005
    Every manufacturer claims their product is the best. Any of the major brands should, in their premium lines, have excellent quality control. That company's 9mm 115 grain JHP using the Sierra bullet loaded to 1350 fps nominal velocity has been used in more shootings than any of their other products, last I knew, and has performed extremely well.

    FWIW, I personally favor the middleweight JHP bullets at 1250 nominal velocity in a 9mm, specifically the Winchester Ranger-T 127 grain +P+ and the Speer Gold Dot 124 grain +P. A very close second, again IMO, is the 115 grain JHP at 1300-1350 fps. The Federal 9BPLE +P+, the Winchester +P+, and the aforementioned Cor-Bon +P all have substantial and excellent track records in the field.

    best,
    Mas
     


  3. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

    10,162
    7
    Jun 5, 2010
    Thanks Mas, excellent info, its good to here that they actually have substantial track records vs hype.

    I also wondered what is you opinion on loading a subcompact like the Glock 26, M&P9c, Sig P239 vs the full size G17, Sig P226, HK P30 guns with ammo. Would you keep it the same for all your guns or go with the short barrel ammo like the one Speer makes for the subcompacts around 3 inch barrel guns



    :50cal:
     
  4. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    4,706
    378
    Nov 6, 2005
    Personally, I use standard versions rather than short barrel versions of the same ammo in all my 9mms of whatever barrel lengths. The same policy with the 9mm has worked for large departments with lots of shootings, including NYPD, Chicago PD, and Las Vegas Metro PD.

    best,
    Mas
     
  5. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

    10,162
    7
    Jun 5, 2010