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Best HP ammo for Glock 26

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by rxv550, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. rxv550

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    I am carrying my glock 26 in the woods. Yes I know it's not the best for that.

    What is the best 9mm HP ammo for this?

    I've been looking at the speer gold dot 147 gr - do you need to use their short barrel HP ammo in the 26?

    Thanks
     

  2. JBP55

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    Gold Dot, HST, PDX1, Ranger T in 124/127/147.
     
  3. Edmo01

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    Ammo for shooting trees? Anything that'll feed.

    Edmo
     
  4. legion3

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    I was impressed with Stephen Camps writings on G26 velocities

    I would provide the direct link but not sure I can with the new rules but his website is http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/

    And particually with the Ranger 127+P+ staying in the 1246 fps range.

    He also showed that the DPX 115 +P averaged about 1181 fps.

    I am cool with shooting the 127 Rangers out of the gun as of now.
     
  5. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Any Premium JHP ammo is fine. I'd go with +P or +P+ ammo. Look at the manufacturer's specs, as not all ammo is created equally. Within a given weight, go with the greatest muzzle velocity.

    I use Federal HST 147-gr +P but it's not easy to find.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2010
  6. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

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    I mostly carry Gold Dots and Golden Sabers in my G19. I find 115's to be too snappy and find 124 and 147s to be more accurate. If I can find +P, I'll carry it.
     
  7. glocknbruce

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  8. If the Ranger 127+P+ is doing 1246FPS out of a G-26, use that IF you can control it and make follow up shots because chances are, what ever is in the woods that will coming for you will probably require something a bit more than 9mm. will afford you I'd think. The Ranger out of a 26 probably has a lot of "pop" but I've never ran them through a 26 so I can only surmise. Of course, God forbid it's something like a bear or something, maybe a 147gr. is in order just on account of penetration. An XTP maybe? On the matter of the 147gr. Gold Dot, I like the fact that it's bonded and won't (shouldn't) lose its jacket. Do you have to use short barrel ammo in the 26? No. The bullet design is tweaked for optimal performance in the velocity the short barrel provides though in the case of the GD short barrel offerings.
     
  9. glockguerilla

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    Mostly Gold Dot 124 +P. In the woods typically stick with .357 round in a revolver.
     
  10. Teecher45

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    Wondering what's in your woods? If your worried bout BG's I personally like the Critical Defense loads. Not saying it's the best, just throwing another premium round out there for you to research.
    If your woods contain mean four-legged critters I would rethink my choice of caliber. But if there is a viable reason that you have to carry a short barrel 9mm I would suggest handloading some hard cast with high velocities.
    By the way I love the 26. Just don't want to use it to defend myself against something that would like to eat me.
     
  11. Mr Wasabi

    Mr Wasabi Sushi Nazi

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  12. DonGlock26

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  13. rohanreginald

    rohanreginald Novice

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    When I am in the woods I carry FMJ. The only time I load up with hollow points is when over penetration is a concern for safety reasons.

    For hunting and self defense in the woods I want to make the largest exit wound that I can. I am carrying the RWS stuff for my nine and I usually carry Sellier and Bellot in .45.
     
  14. stopatrain

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  15. chad1972

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    gold dot 147gr for me, but in the woods its winchester nato's 124gr.