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What type of 9mm ammo do you carry daily and why?

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Help draw me into the world of 9mm ccw. What type of ammo and why. Why a 9mm over a .40 or .357 etc...

Please post nothing negative about the other calibers.We've all read just about as many caliber war threads as we wish to read. Just positive/negative stuff about your 9. I am specifically interested in recoil and control ability under quick fire. Possibly links to terminal ballistics in actual shootings would be great.
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Winchester Ranger T 147 gr. or Speer Gold Dot 147 gr. for lower recoil affecting shot placement/followup, capacity, and cost of practice ammo.
Speer Gold Dot or Winchester Ranger T 147 gr. for me.
1. Winchester Ranger T 147 gr. bonded
2. Federal HST 147 gr.
3. Speer Gold Dot 147 gr. as available.
About mixing different loads in a magazine, I do not. Different recoil and external ballistics. Also you should have 5 or 6 rounds left in the original box, marked for that magazine, as a ballistic sample if you have to use the ammo in a defensive shooting.
147 JHP. Federal HST, Win Ranger T, or Speer Gold Dot. The effectiveness of the best modern 9mm loads has closed the gap with bigger calibers, and retains the advantages of lesser recoil and greater number of rounds.
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