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Short Barrel (G26) Defense Ammo

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Sklee, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Sklee


    Sep 9, 2008
    Right now I carry Gold Dot Short Barrel 124+P and am looking to pick up more ammo for my G26. It is hard to find the short barrel GDots and HSTs, so wanted to ask you all what are other good defense rounds for a G26. Been looking at the Cor-Bon DPX 115+P so far. Any recommendations on reliable expanding rounds? Thanks.
  2. G26Okie


    Apr 22, 2009
    Weston, FL
    Federal 115gr +p+ classic hi-shok. Tried and true, has em for $19/50.

  3. Kalmah

    Kalmah Supreme Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    Just personal preference, but I like the 147gr bullets for my short barreled Kahr. Ranger T's and HST's are what I favor at the moment.

    And just FYI, I emailed Speer a year or so back and asked how the Short Barrel +P Gold Dots and the regular +P Gold Dots compare out of short barrels. The rep who wrote back said the regular +P's would work just fine with a short barreled handgun.

    So if you're looking to stay with the lighter, higher velocity loads, don't waste money with the Short Barrel Gold Dots, just look for the 50 round boxes of the regular +P Gold Dots.
  4. Winchester


    Dec 6, 2005
    I have Gold Dot SB 124 +p loaded up in mine. Does anyone have pics or data of all the different ammo options after having fired from a 3.5in barrel? Lord knows we have enough from the 4in.
  5. The "short barrel" designation is pure marketing for civvies. Standard ammo will work just fine in your subcompact.
  6. 17z


    Oct 3, 2006
    I buy the Hornady Civilian Defense rounds in 9,.357 and .45 since the .357 mag and .45 acp is out now. 17z