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What ammo would you carry in your Glock for Defense or SHTF...

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by pureform1278, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. pureform1278

    pureform1278

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    QUESTION BOUT DEFENSE ROUND FOR EVERYDAY AND SHTF DOOMSDAY END OF THE WORLD AMMO...

    I have a glock 17 that ive been using Winchester PDX1 9mm 124gr +P from walmart and saw some 147gr +p... Also saw many other companies with 115 gr to 147gr with bigger and smaller cavities... Which is better all around defense round? and also whats the highest gr that u can get in a 9mm? Is 147gr the most or they have higher? And whats the difference in power/Recoil...


    Also watched the show yesterday Doomsday Preppers... Kinda weird but interesting... If SHTF obviously you wouldn't use a defense round but a FMJ... So what would you stock up on Nato rounds that are 124gr that military use or 147 gr or if there is such thing as somthing higher... Also saw on youtube they have 9mm Armor piercing rounds? And we know its better to have a rifle but just curious as a sidearm... And curious also what rifle you would carry for doomsday since glock didnt make one yet...

    Whats the most powerful 9mm round in the market for JHP and FMJ...
     
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  2. lyodbraun

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    I carry Winchesters PDX-1, and Hornadys TAP, and their Zombie Max. .40 S&W... every other round is one of the above...
     


  3. cowboy1964

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    Why would I switch to a less effective round during the time I'm more likely than ever to need it?
     
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  4. triggerjerk

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    This. And keep enough on hand so that when shtf you have some readily
    available.
     
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  5. Sgt.K

    Sgt.K They Just Work!

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    I just picked up 500 Speer 124 grn +P 9mm Gold Dots and 1000 Winchester 124 +p 9mm encapsulated for training. And I too am curious as to why you would not use HP or SP in SHTF?
     
  6. ZekerMan

    ZekerMan ZekerMan

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    A interwebb doomsdayer probably said FMJ is the way to go.....:whistling:
     
  7. pureform1278

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    Maybe im wrong but wouldnt it be cheaper to buy FMJ around $10 for a box of 50 then 20 rounds of HP for around $15... If SHTF and doomsday arrived you want more ammo at hand and well who cares if it penetrates... Just my 2 cents but then again maybe im wrong... Plus dont the military use FMJ only...
     
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  8. tonyparson

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    I see what your saying and if the SHTF you wouldn't worry to much about your round going through the person your shooting and then into someone behind them. To me that would be 1 shot 2 kills and that would be a good thing in times like that...:supergrin:
     
  9. I use Gold Dots in all of my carry handguns. Why? I've shot many thousands of rounds of it and never had a single failure. Makes me believe if my life depends on it it will go boom every time.
     
  10. LuckyG

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    Old school Federal 9mm JHP +P+ (9BPLE). Cheap enough to actualy shoot ($17.50 per 50). Long and illustrious history with LE agencies over the past 25 years. Hundreds of shootings and a proven track record on perps rather than gelatin. Not sexy (bonded core, etc.) but very effective. A little over 1,400 fps with my G34.
     
  11. CATATOMIC

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    G19 - Winchester 127 +p+ Ranger T
    G23 & G27 - Winchester 165 gr Ranger T
    G32 Speer 125 Gold Dot or Win 125 Ranger T
     
  12. TxGlock9

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    Gold dot or ranger-T. Those PDX-1 bonded bullets will have expansion issues if ur not going to shoot thru barriers.
     
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  13. Bruce M

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    In addition to being cheaper, the generic FMJ ammo is much more useful to use as target/practice ammunition a decade or two down the road when it comes time to swap it out for some fresh SHTF/doomsday/end of the world ammunition (you know just in case the world actually doesn't end in 10 or 20 years.)
     
  14. barth

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    In 9mm?
    Winchester Ranger T-Series 127 gr +P+
    Speer Duty GDHP 124 gr +P
    Federal HST 124 gr +P
     
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  15. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member

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    What? No love for the Remington 124 +P FMJHP Golden Saber? I thought that was the round known for: If you care enough to send the very best.... :supergrin:
     
  16. cowboy1964

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    Golden Saber BONDED is good stuff but the non-bonded stuff I've seen too many jacket separations in various testing I've seen online.
     
  17. R.T.

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    For Defense I generally carry 147gr Gold Dots.

    For SHTF I'll take whatever I can get. I probably have seven different brands, designs, and/or weights of 9mm ammo in my safe. They will all kill Zombies!!!
     
  18. 9mm +p+

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    This and 127gr. Ranger T's as well, for the 45's Ranger T 230's.