Recommendation for soft shooting 9 millimeter rounds.

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  1. Detectorist

    Detectorist

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    Would like to find a soft shooting round to use in the GSSF competition this month with my G19. Any ideas?
     
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    You reload or are you looking for a commercial load?

    I shoot a 165gr fmj Xtreme that makes 125 pf that shoots pretty flat out of a 1911.
     

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    I find the 115 gr PMC to be a mild load. I also like the 147 gr Federal American Eagle.
     
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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    Federal Champion 115-gr FMJ is the softest shooting factory ammo.
     
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    147 bullet over 3.4 Titegroup works well
     
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    I have a buddy who reloads for me... 147 gr about 3.4 gr, something like 890 fps.... nice and smooth
     
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    Any of the 147gr from Atlanta Arms. I shoot the "select" version due to price. The only bad thing is that they kill you in shipping cost. I live in Ga and the shipping is still expensive.
     
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    If not shooting reloads (147gr X-treme over 3.3gr TG) I like the Fed and AA 147's. The Fed 115's are pretty soft too.

    Scott
     
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    124 Xtreme, Berry's, or Rainier

    5.3 Power Pistol
    1.135+/-
    No crimp

    4.0 Bullseye
    1.135+/-
    No crimp
     
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    I used 147 gr remanufactured ammo from Freedom Munitions before I started reloading. If you sign up for their newsletter, they send out frequent discounts on ammo or offers for free shipping. Cases of 1000 rds are usually under $200.
     
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    Federal Champion and Blazer Brass
     
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    DiverSpear Will work for primers

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    I also shoot Xtreme 147 HPs on 3.4 TightGroup; 890fps pf130
     
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    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    In GSSF the rules reward accuracy much more than speed. Look for a load that groups great over low recoil.
     
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    I came across, via the internet, a 9mm ammo called "Chubbies." They're made by Stand One Armory. There are a few YouTube videos about the "low recoil" of them.

    They are a 147 grain bullet. At $70 for 250 rounds (shipped) I decided to give them a try in my Glock 34.
    The recoil was a less than my 115 grain Remington that I usually shoot, but I didn't find them as accurate.

    Not sure I should base a decision on just shooting 100 round. I will finish off the remaining 150 rounds, but I'll be surprised if I switch from the Remington.
     
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    Whatever you shoot most accurately.

    What are you the most experienced with, and the most comfortable with?
    Which have you found to be the most reliable in your guns?

    This is no time to be experimenting with magic competition bullets.
     
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    I haven't even fired the G19 yet. The suggestions on here for ammo will be used as a starting point.
     
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    American Wagle Supressor 124-gr is actually the softest shooting factory ammo available, but test it before the match because your Glock and it's recoil spring assembly is brand new. I would use American Eagle 147-gr or Winchester NATO Spec in a brand new Glock Gen4, at least for the first 200 rounds.
     
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    My G26 that didn't like 115 grain factory ammo eats 147 plated HPs over 4.0 of WSF like M&Ms.

    Not sure why, it just liked them. Haven't had the G19 out to try my handloads yet, I've only sighted it in and shot it in matches with factory stuff.
     
  20. Tbone17

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    Atlanta Arms And Ammo have come out recently with a Steel Challenge Bullet. It is a 115 fmj. I have not shot any but friends at the club love it. Soft shooting.
     

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