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Best 9mm JHP winter carry.

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by coleslaw, Nov 3, 2011.


  1. coleslaw

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    I just recently traded my .45 for a Sig 9mm so now all I have is 9mm guns. I plan on carrying my Glock 26 year round. What is the best 9mm JHP to carry in the winter. I am concerned with Hollowpoints clogging up and acting as FMJ's... now my threat isn't hurt that much and that bullet is going through his back and to another destination. So what is the most reliable expanding 9mm JHP that will still give me adequate penetration?

    FWIW I carry Corbon DPX 115 grain, but have heard that the lighter bullets such as 115 do not perfom well when passing clothing.
     

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    I carry Pow'R Ball all year long. It can't clog up and has to expand.
     

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    Go heavy whatever you do. (147 gr.)
     
  4. Breadman03

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    I'm running Hornady Critical Defense. The hollowpoint is filled with polymer so it doesn't clog.
     
  5. 9mmParabellum

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    Corbon DPX, Federal HST, Winchestar 115gr +P+, anything will work place the bullets properly. 147gr 9mm don't have a good street record but like any other bullet have killed people also.

    You could get some 9mm NATO its FMJ but don't get stressed on this subject I carry Corbons 115gr JHP all year round I don't switch from 115gr in summer to 124gr in winter I don't have time for that BS.
     
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  6. cowboy1964

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    124+P Gold Dots year 'round. The NYPD doesn't switch come winter.
     
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    Modern 147 in the last 15 years has had a good record. When I order inventory it works out best to order about 20% more 147 than any other weight. This way they all need reordered close to the same time.

    However with Gold Dot LE the 124+P sells better and also with Golden Saber Bonded LE the 124+P just nudges out the 147.
     
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    The Speer +P 124-grain Gold Dot is my next ammo purchase.

    I've been concerned enough about 115-grain +P+ making it through heavy winter clothing that I'm currently carrying the Federal 135-grain Tactical Bonded +P in my 9mm pistol. Hard to find good data on this round but what I have read leads me to believe it's very capable.
     
  9. The Retired Sarge

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    147gr Federal HST is my choice in 9mm. Gun writers, some authors, and the internet say the 147gr 9mm does not have a good record-not so with LE who actually use it.

    www.le.atk.com See the ammo testing data and videos. Bill
     
  10. GiveMeLiberty

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    Actually, the Corbon DPX is a fantastic round. I used to carry the +P version back when I carried a 9mm. Also, if you are concerned about clogging during winter months then pick up some Hornady Critical Defense in a +P loading. It is specifically designed to expand after passing through multiple layers &/or thick clothing - hp-clogging is a non-issue. Some criticize the round for poor penetration when shooting through car doors or windshields, but I guess you can't have EVERYTHING, eh? I have no qualms about carrying this load in my .45 or .40s&w.

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  11. CanyonMan

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    I don't carry the 9mm. It stays in the safe. BUT, to answer your question. 147gr PDX1. Second choice is about the same, 147gr GD or XTP in same weight. Winter or summer ! I never change ammo with the seasons. I use the heavy for caliber in whatever i shoot, and go on year round. ;)



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  12. fredj338

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    I think you are over thinking it IMO. Choose a quality JHP that is reliable & accurate, practice, the rest will sort itself out. Even the best JHP can & has clogged in a clothign barrier situation, regardless of testing. I don't sweat changing ammo in any caliber.
     
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    I also don't change ammunition with the weather.

    We never changed issued ammunition at work for the seasons, either.

    Granted, we carried a range of different 147gr JHP's over the years before changing to T-Series 127gr +P+ and then Golden Sabre (non-bonded 124gr +P when it became the state contract load.

    Usually when I reach for a box of ammunition to load magazines for one of my 9's, I just grab whichever box is closest at hand, meaning it might be either the 124gr +P+ or the 127gr +P+. (I just try to make sure all the magazines for whichever gun is being carried are loaded with the same ammunition. ;) )

    As long as the particular 9mm feeds & functions optimally with the ammunition, I pay more attention to the condition & maintenance of the gun itself, as well as my skillset.
     
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    Ditto. -Goodspeed :wavey:
     
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    Same ammunition year round. Three good choices in 124+P are HST, Gold Dot and Ranger T. Whatever you choose make sure it is reliable in your gun.
     
  16. Dave.1

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    I like Hornady Critical Defense but when I can't get it Remington Golden Saber. I use it year round.

    Here are some Hornady thru a 3 1/2" barrel, 1 layer of denim and about 8" of wet phone books. I would have shot more but was I thought this was a good enough test.

    [​IMG]

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  18. packinaglock

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    Exactly!
     
  19. coleslaw

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    Thanks guys for all the advice. I CAN NOT find HST's anywhere. The Hornady's with the orange ball in the HP are very impressive from the videos I've seen. I think I'll stick with Corbon 115 grain and either Ranger 127 +p+ or Hornady for winter.
     
  20. cowboy1964

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    For some reason HSTs in 9mm and .45 seem harder to find than .40. Kyle's Gun Shop usually has a good selection. There are a few others that are occasionally mentioned here too.
     
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