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ideal 9mm ammo for personal protection

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by tdkammerer, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. tdkammerer

    tdkammerer

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    I recently made the change from 45 acp (Kimber Ultra) to 9mm (G19) for my CCW. I am very happy with my new G19 for CCW. What is the best option for ammo?
     
  2. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    There is so much out there. I just use Fiocchi 124 gr Hollow Points.
     


  3. TriggerHappy007

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    I personally lover Speer Gold Dot.

    Any of the premium brands are great. Whatever you decide to go with make sure you run a box or 2 through the G19 before making it your carry ammo just for reliability concerns.
     
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  4. snoczp

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    124gr Speer Gold Dot HP +P, or +P+ if you can find either.
     
  5. ronin.45

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    You can't really go wrong with any of the modern name brand hollow points. That being said I like Cor-bon Pow'r ball.
     
  6. OmegaRunner

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    I like Winchester Ranger in any flavor, but like Robin said there are a lot of them out there.
     
  7. I like the Corbon Powrball and Gold dot. Why did you change guns?
     
  8. JCW355

    JCW355 9MM user

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    They're alot of options out there, I bought what was available. Speer gold dot 124+p. Bought several boxes. When I run out I'll look for the same but won't sweat it if I cant find the speer.
     
  9. STI

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    Ranger T in any cal (357 SIG & 45 ACP) here
     
  10. 481

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    There is no such thing as an "ideal" bullet in any caliber.

    Magic bullets do not exist.

    As has been said above, go with a high-quality JHP in a weight that makes you the most confident.
     
  11. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    Federal 115 gr JHP +p+ (#9BPLE) or 115 gr JHP (#9BP)
     
  12. MELE20C

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    One of the best of the more commonly available ammunition would be Speer Gold Dot 124 grain +P. Another option available from Cabelas is Winchester® Supreme Elite Bond PDX1 which is also 124 grain +P. Beyond that, Corbon makes some good stuff as well especially in their DPX line. Good luck with that 19, I have two myself and love them!
     
  13. Buildwonder

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    Shot placement, shot placement, shot placement.....guys get WAY too hung up on this topic to the point that the uneducated and untrained begin to rely solely on internet information to defend themselves. Practice your ass off with that G19 and carry some good name brand hollow points. A certain type of bullet isn't going to make a lick of difference when you're scrambling for your gun and for cover, only to blindly squeeze the trigger in the direction of the actor. Having the proper mindset to counter the threat and establishing good form and muscle memory when reacting to a hostile situation will go much further than having the "coolest" or "best" SD ammo in your mags. Subject closed.

    To echo what someone previously said, run a few boxes through your gun to ensure feeding reliability.
     
  14. TeddyB

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    Glocks have made their reputation on being outstanding combat pistols. According to Glock they are set up for any quality +P ammunition. NATO FMJ has been very effective for our military in the sand box from 1991. Don't get hung up on ammo and internet speculation. We won a few wars before hollow point ammunition was even thought of.
     
  15. Contact

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    Any of the top dog ammunition manufacturers hollow points will be fine.

    Too many people get too mixed up by the numbers. A bad guy isn't going to keep running toward you just because the bullet has +/- 10 lbs ft of energy over another brand.

    Buy a couple brands, shoot a box or two of them, and once you trust them and shoot them well, Stick with it. No need to keep trying all types of self defense ammunition. It's definitely not cheap practice ammunition
     
  16. Teufelhunde

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    I think that any defensive round by any major manufacturer would serve you well. That being said, I carry Federal HST II 147 gr. I am a firm believer that heavy and slow trumps light and fast, and I believe that ballistics testing will support me in this.

    YMMV

    Lon
     
  17. AK47Man

    AK47Man Expert Marksman

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    Ranger +P+ SXT or T series or Federal 9BPLE +P+. My top two choices....
     
  18. USSOCOM

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    Yes, good choices. I also recommend Federal HST and Hornady TAP.
     
  19. Mr Wasabi

    Mr Wasabi Sushi Nazi

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    I'm partial to Federal HST 147g +P in my Kahr PM9.