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Need to buy some more self defense 9mm Ammo

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by akapennypincher, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

    Off to the gun show this weekend to replace some 10 year old 9mm 147 Ranger, with some NEW AMMO. May go to 124 +P Ranger if I can find it, other wise I am open to idea for something better for my G3 G-19:wow:
     
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  3. EAJuggalo

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    I'm partial to Gold Dots or Hornady Critical Defense or TAP. Probably TAP in 9mm since Critical Defense is only available in 115gr.
     
  4. unit1069

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    The prices at the gun shows I've been to in the past few years are higher than the premium JHP self-defense ammo available online, including shipping charges to your door.

    That said, the default 9mm self-defense ammo seems to be Speer 124-grain Gold Dot +P, with a lot of experienced folks preferring the Winchester 127-grain +P+ over that. At any rate, it seems to be a close call so read up and decide. After all, you can't go wrong buying both and deciding which one you like better.

    The Federal 115-grain +P+ 9BPLE is still hanging around after years of great street cred and it's available at around $20/box of 50. Moving on ... there's Federal HST and Tactical Bonded, Remington Golden Saber, Hornady, Cor-Bon, Fiocchi Extrema, specialty ammo companies, etc ... now my head's swimming with all the fine 9mm self-defense ammo out there. I bought so many different ones that I need to shoot most of it up to justify trying out the premium rounds I didn't buy.
     
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  7. TriggerHappy007

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    Gold Dots are what I use in all my handguns. Proven, reliable.
     
  8. rohanreginald

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    If this is the first time you have been to a gun show in the past ten years, I am afraid you may be disappointed. I like the 124 grain as I generally carry shorter barreled guns.
     
  9. Warp

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    I am very partial to Gold Dots. Any caliber they make. I was big on Ranger but I've had some serious quality control issues with Ranger (3 separate incidents) and never an issue with Gold Dot. HST seems pretty good too, and I would still carry my Ranger Talon...after a very close inspection.

    Right now both of my 9mm Glocks have 124+P Gold Dots in them.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  10. voiceofreason

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    I like 124 grain (non +P) HSTs and 147 grain HSTs in either +P or non +P.

    I believe Ranger Talon is the best round, but not in 9mm as the 127+p+ recoil is too much for 9mm IMO.

    I'd run HST in 9mm, Ranger Talon in .40 & for sure RT in .45

    Gold Dots are good as well.
     
  11. HarleyGuy

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    As they say, like elbows, most everyone has a couple!

    All of my carry guns are loaded with Federal Hydrashocks (sp?).
     
  12. Glotin

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    Speer 124GR +P Gold Dots are what I carry after a good deal (of probably unnecessary) research.

    At the end of the day, as long as you're going with a premium JHP, the differences are going to be minor compared to your training and shot placement.

    However, I hear CorbonPowRball thrown around a lot for whatever reason, and it hasn't done that well in the tests I've seen. Unless you're having feeding problems with JHP there's no reason for it.
     
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  13. kylet

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    Get the speers :) I love them

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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2011
  14. adamc

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    Ranger 127+P+ or Gold dot 124+P

    Either are excellent choices
     
  15. Misty02

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  16. Darkangel1846

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    Any good grade of SD ammo will work for you...I like Critical Defense.