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Which 9mm round do you prefer?

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

  1. Hey guys.

    Curious what round you all prefer. 115g JHP Winchester Silvertip or 125g JHP Corbon? I'm thinking the Corbon. :supergrin: Sorry for the crappy Iphone pic.
  2. fortyofforty


    Jul 9, 2005
    Are those your only choices?

  3. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

    May 1, 2007
    Loxahatchee Fl
    My first thoughts as well.
  4. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    Winchester Ranger T-Series 127 gr +P+
    Speer Duty GDHP 124 gr +P
    Federal HST 124 gr +P
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  5. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    Those Silver tips are older than some of the members on GT.
  6. fortyofforty


    Jul 9, 2005
    I'd take the Speer first. It's a solid round proven on the streets of New York. If I were allowed to choose for myself, that'd be at or close to the top of my list.
  7. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    Between the two there, I would use the silvertips, but there are much better, newer, more effective loads out there.

    I prefer HST's and Gold Dots in 124gr.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  8. These are the ones I have ATM along with WWB 115g FMJ. I do plan on getting either the 124g GD or the Federal HST's.

    :rofl:Yeah, I've had them quite a while.
  9. Clay1


    Dec 7, 2004
    Corbon DPX
    Speer Gold Dot
    Federal HST
    Winchester Ranger T
    Winchester PDX1

    Pick one and be happy
  10. Really? I always thought that Corbon was a real good round. Maybe a few yrs back I guess. Your choices are mine as well once I get out and get some more.
  11. Thanks Clay. Out of those, does anyone have better feed reliability? or are they all pretty reliable?
  12. Nice... from the tests I've seen, I'm favoring the GD's and HST's.
  13. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    In my uneducated opinion, Corbon doesn't penetrate effectively enough in many cases. That is their selling point I believe, but I subscribe to the belief that penetration is needed more than expansion to be most effective at stopping threats.
  14. fortyofforty


    Jul 9, 2005
    A bullet must strike the target and penetrate deeply enough to reach vital organs. Expansion allows for a greater margin of error in shot placement, and also serves to reduce the chance of overpenetration. In terms of choosing a handgun ammunition, make sure it functions in your particular weapon(s) and has adequate accuracy in your particular weapon(s). Believe it or not, the other factors (penetration and expansion) are secondary.
  15. PghJim


    Apr 21, 2005
    Speer 124gr +p
    Federal 115gr +p+

    Both have a proven performance history.
  16. hi-power man

    hi-power man Silver Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    I agree with fortyofforty. When I CC a 9mm, it's always loaded with Speer GDHP 124 gr +P.
  17. AWESOMO 4000

    AWESOMO 4000

    Dec 7, 2008
    The 115gr/125gr +P CorBon has the same sort of stellar history as the Federal 9BPLE, Ranger T, etc. Out of a 4.5" Glock/5" Beretta barrel, they commonly clock in the low 1300fps range, essentially giving you a .357 SIG. / 125gr .357 Magnum, with a butt-load of rounds.

    Oh I isn't bonded so it sucks, it won't go through a "hard barrier" :upeyes: like a car door (which is not exactly that hard to's TIN), and it might >>GASP<<<....FRAGMENT at some point when shot into a block of jello. THE HORROR!

    Many can theorize and surmise how something "might" perform -- the CorBon loads have been proven to work and work exceptionally well for neigh on 30 years.

    The aforementioned new-fangled bonded ammo is impressive and works very very well; that just doesn't mean it renders all of the long time proven loads that do and will work obsolete. Any extra fps with a 9mm is never a bad thing -- it's what it was designed around, and in an auto, extra power doesn't hurt if the slide is mucked up with mud, blood, or other garbage.
  18. I shot some of the Ranger bonded 147 grain bullets today. I was impressed with the follow up shot ease, lack of muzzle blast and accuracy. The most accurate I have ever shot with the g19. I shot 2x6's so expansion did and did not happen. Duh. They did not seem to penetrate really any better in the wood but to my eyes seemed to do more exit damage to the ones it passed through and the holes were much cleaner. Shrug...I still have hst's loaded.
  19. cole

    cole Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    I prefer 147>127>124>115. Gold Dot, HST or Ranger. All good.
  20. Brasso

    Brasso Millennium Member

    147gr HST is my first pick, followed up by the 124+p HST, then the Gold Dots in same weights.