what are some good 9MM duty/home defense ammo?

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  1. 17RTF2

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    I know Speer is good but what else? what do you all recommend for Glock 9mm?
     
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    I like SGD as well. That being said, any top tier 9mm JHP will do it's part if you do yours. (Even the "lowly" FMJ has been killing people dead for a long time.) ;)
     

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    Speer Gold Dot, Federal HST, Winchester Ranger/Ranger-T, Winchester PDX1 are the big four, IMO.

    The bigger question is which can you get ahold of? PDX1 and Gold Dots are easiest.

    Fire at least 100-200 rounds to verify function and learn the recoil.
     
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    Pretty much any modern hollow point from a good company will work well. I like Cor-Bon Pow'R Ball.
     
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    I kinda get pissed because Speer Gold Dots are always out when I go to any local gun shop or some don't even carry it. and when they run out they take there time ordering a new supply. Also heard Hornady has some good ammo but never see them in stock either. always the cheap bargain ammo in stock everywhere.
     
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    Remington Golden Saber is very good in any caliber. Also Magtech. (The FBI stats for kills by bullet type is vailable online, which is where I got my info on Golden Saber. At the time, Golden Saber was rated #1 for one-shot kills, I believe.)
     
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    I cannot verify any of the data below. Just something I came across. I carry 147gr Remington Golden Saber. It hits dead center on steel plates at 50yds in my G26 and expands and penetrates nicely during my backyard testing.

    9mm
    9mm+P
    9mm+P+
     
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    Try gunbroker for ammo if you cant find any.
     
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    I go with Speer Gold dots
     
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    I like Corbon 115gr +P
     
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    Don't rely just on a name.
    There is no such thing as the 'Golden BB'!

    Federal HST, Speer Gold Dot, Winchester. All are good names.

    Get something that feeds/functions 100% in your pistol. Not 99%. 100%.
    Then, concentrate on shot placement and training.

    Me???? In my 9mm pistols, well, a quantity of the Federal 9BPLE 115 gr +P+ fell into my hands many years ago. (And they function 100%!)
     
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    thanks for the responses guys
     
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    I like Gold dots and Hornady Critical defense, I was really impressed with the CD when I fired it through a pair of jeans and into some milk jugs, the slug looked likee it came out of the catalog.
     
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    i prefer 124 gr. +p gold dots.
     
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    Gold Dot, HST, Ranger T, PDX1 are four good choices If they work in your pistol. They work in my guns.
     
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    I use anything from 147gr Hydra-Shoks and Gold Dots to 124gr+p Ranger T's. I don't really feel one is better than the other as long as it 100% reliable and I can hit what I'm aiming at. And what ever is available at the time plays a big role.


    Manny
     
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    yeah a buddy of mine recommended the Critical Defense and i read up on them and they look like some good rounds.
     
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    Winchester Ranger SXT or T-series +P+ and Federal 9BPLE +P+ are my top two choices.
     
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    Hornady Critical Defense
     
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    Your best defense is practice, practice, practice. Without it the best ammo is just metal that missed.