Looking for 9mm ammo for CCW/Personal protection

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by ncglock19, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. ncglock19

    ncglock19

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    If this is not the right place for this thread, my apologies.

    I'm looking for some in stock 9mm ammo. I've been search for either Speer Gold Dot or Corbon +P ammo, but seem to hit all the places that it's out of stock.

    If anyone can educate me on what ammo I should carry for my G19 or help me locate supplies, I would greatly appreciate it.

    joe
     
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    Try Federal HST 124gr JHP.
     

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    I use Federal AR FMJ's in my semi auto, with confidence. That is just me though and I know I am in the minority with that selection. I save JHP's for revolvers.
     
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    Rem 124 +P Golden Sabre, or Federal 9PBLE 115gr +P+ JHP :whistling:
     
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    scprotector1 LoneStarGlocker

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    When you say "In Stock" I assume you mean "Online In Stock".... Unfortunately JHP's are still tough to come by, HST's are near impossible. I've had very good luck finding Gold Dots at my local gun shops. They charge pretty close to online prices, but I have to pay sales tax, and don't have to pay shipping... so it ends up a wash. I probably spend a bit more at the gun store, but I can have it "now".

    Some Wal Marts have started carrying Winchesters PDX1, which has gotten some really good reviews. I would start by checking whats available at your local gun store, then work your research from there.

    IGF
     
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    randyc74 Retired police officer and retired holster maker

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    On duty, I carry a Glock 34 stoked with Winchester Black Talons with stand buy boxes of Speer Gold Dot and Federal HST's It's really hard to go wrong with any of the current crop of 9mm defensiive ammo.
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback guys. All the good stuff seems to be scarce, but I did order 2 boxes of 9mm Corbon 115gr. +P Hollow Point from Ammo to Go.

    joe
     
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    WCrawford OC Zealot

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    I have a Glock 30, so I use .45, but I have never had a problem with the Winchester White Box Self Defense ammo (JHP). I know that there is much better preforming ammo out there, but the WB ammo is (at least in my area) easier to find and less expensive.

    So, I would suggest at least picking up a box and seeing if it preforms well for you in 9mm.
     
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    It actually performs well given its price. All in all, you have to decide what is important to you. I hate "lightweight" loads, especially in 9mm, and generally levitate towards the heavy side of a given caliber. Placement is going to matter far more than what color box your ammo came in.

    IGF
     
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    Where are you located in NC?

    abraves
     
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    Federal HST147gr. Low flash. Very controllable. Great terminal ballistics.
     
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    kahrcarrier FAHRENHEIT

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    Go online and choose a good name JHP that is in stock and not unreasonably priced. Your G19 should digest it, no problem.

    Or go to Wal-Mart and get a WWB of self-defense hollow points. I have no qualms about using them.............
     
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    I carry 124gr +p Remington Golden Saber's in my 9mm's.
     
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    kda NRA Life Member

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    This is my choice too. Great ammo.
     
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    I 2nd the 9bple from federal.
     
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    Buy what you can find. Worst case scenario, FMJ 9mm has been killing people dead for a long time.
     
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    cmontrose1 GuN-a-HoLiC

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    I've recently found some good deals on Winchester Ranger ammo. As a matter of fact, a member here is/was selling it on this website.
     
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    I'm up in the Triangle. How are the ranges down in Wilmington?

    joe
     
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    My 9s like Speer Gold Dots 124gr +P