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Speer gold dot or federal hydroshock and what grain. ??

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by conpro, Jan 3, 2012.


  1. conpro

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    I am going shopping for ammo, i have a glock 26 and was wondering which is a better ccw round the speer gold dot 114 gr or the 147 grain or the federal hydroshock.
     

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  2. dkf

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    Speer Gold Dot 124gr but other weights will work also the 124gr is one of the most popular and works very well. Avoid any weight of the Hydro Shok, its a design that never really worked so great when it was introduced decades ago. Federal HST however is top notch.
     

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  3. Quarter Tank

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    get 147gr in both GD and HST

    also look get your hands on some Ranger T in 147gr too.
     
  4. backcast88

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    I like 147+p HST the best and and a close second is 147 HST and Gold Dots. I am heavy for caliber and tend to shoot better with heavier bullets. Winchester recomends 147 grain bullets out of shorter barrel guns so that works for me.
     
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    My personal preference is the 124 +P GDHP, but the Gold Dots and HSTs will serve you well in 147 grain as well.
     
  6. collim1

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    Would be fine wither HST, Ranger, or Gold Dot. I have never cared for Hydroshock.
     
  7. Zombie Steve

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    Hydra shoks aren't that bad...loaded pretty hot and I've found them to be very accurate. However, I've shot a lot of them since the early 90's and the only ones I've found to expand reliably were the 230 grain .45 auto's.

    I'd point you towards the 124 grain +P Gold Dots in this case. Really a whole new generation of hollow point design compared to the Hydra Shok.

    As mentioned, the HST's are the new premium hollow point from Federal (very good too).
     
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    I go with Federal HST 147gr.

    Check out TNOUTDOORS9 on YouTube. He carries a G19 and has done extensive vidseo testing of different commercial ammo in different media. He demonstrates the destructiveness of the HST - its a super cartridge in the 9mm.

    Not new news but seeing it in action puts a whole different spin on things.
     
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    I would suggest you get some of each and see which works best/you like best. Not all firearms even of the same brand and model like the same ammo. :supergrin:
     
  11. barth

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    +1.
    People, including me, talk a lot about velocity and weight.
    Truth is, high quality, high tech, SD bullet in any weight, +P or not, is fine.
    Reliable in your gun, and being proficient with that round, is more important.

    Not in any particular order:
    Federal HST
    Speer GDHP
    Winchester Ranger T-Series

    Are arguably some of the best SD ammo available today in any caliber.
     
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  12. packinaglock

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    Same here.
     
  13. jwhite75

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    The 124 gr GD shoots VERY well out of my wifes 26 and my P228. Thats the one I'd go with.
     
  14. CATATOMIC

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    124 +p Gold Dot
     
  15. Roering

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    I think both would serve you well. Most people around here like the gold dots.
     
  16. Brad55102

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    You're gana have a tough time picking a BAD Gold dot or HST, no matter what gr you pick
     
  17. jhon

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    I would go with the 124 gr Gold Dot +P. Defently use the +p on a gun with a 3in barrel or shorter. There are several LE Agency's that use the 124gr and is street proven.