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Good carry round for G17, 19, 26?

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by Montezuma, Jul 25, 2011.


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  1. Montezuma

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    Hey Mas-

    I recently picked up a G26 for summer carry and have completed the 9mm glock trifecta. What would be a good self defense JHP to purchase in bulk that will run well in all 3 guns? I figured that I would be looking at one of the 147gr loads (Federal HST, Remington Golden Saber Winchester Ranger-T being the contenders) or should I stick with the 124gr +P Gold Dots? I am open to other suggestions as well, but was recently soured on DPX so I want to look at some of the more "street proven" 9mm rounds that are carried routine by our nation's law enforcement.

    I am reasonably sure that no matter which of the loads I choose I will be well armed, but I thought I'd ask for your .02 USD.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

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    If you've already proven two of the three guns with 124 +P Gold Dots, which tend to be more readily available than some of the other loads, I see no reason to change.
    best,
    Mas
     

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    No reason to pick a load that will work optimally out of a the G26 3" barrel? I was thinking a 147gr load would suffer less from the shorter barrel length. Availability isnt a huge concern for me as I will probably order online.
     
  4. Mas Ayoob

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    With a short barrel, you can have a slow bullet going a little slower, or a fast bullet going a little slower. I'm inclined toward the latter, but the choice is always yours.

    best of luck whatever you choose,
    Mas