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

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by GROUPER TROOPER 32, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. darksidemxer

    darksidemxer New Member

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    what will you be feeding the critical defense ammo in? my 1911's love it and so does the xdm45. the only gun that didnt care for hollow points was my pt745 but it needed a good polishing and several hundred rounds through it lol. try the dpx, ive been very impressed so far. IDK if you have already seen/read this but i just got it in an email from don at "box o truth" and it was a fun read.
    http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm
     
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  2. xthexheadx

    xthexheadx New Member

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    nice link darkside...
     

  3. ETH77

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    I've yet to find an HP that didn't feed through my 40. At this point, I've fired Federals, two types, Georgia Arms w/ GD, WWB, Speer Lawman JHP w/ GD, but no Double Tap or other somewhat exotic HP. The Federal ammo with the silicon rubber or polymer insert looks interesting from an expansion viewpoint, but I think that the force used in expanding the bullet using the polymer would be somewhat larger than that of impact alone, resulting in a decrease in force delivered directly to the target. I'd love to see it tested on The Box 'O Truth.
     
  4. darksidemxer

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    I asked don directly about a comparison on the critical defense to the corbon full copper rounds and he sent me that link saying he wouldn't be testing it.
     
  5. GROUPER TROOPER 32

    GROUPER TROOPER 32 New Member

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    Great link. I am sure I'll be finding a different self defense round. I will be using it my new ccw, a Taurus 709 slim. Darn that Narsil for exposing it here a few months ago. I originally thought the grip too slim but with a Hogue Jr. it fits quite well in my hand. My only other concern was a slight catch in the trigger. I checked before buying that this one did not have it. I have owned it for two weeks and have not had a chance to shoot it yet.
     
  6. Narsil

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    Hehehehe...
     
  7. darksidemxer

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    corbon DPX after punching through a water bottle...text book mushrooming.
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  8. silver x0ne

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    I like to stagger 124gr +p speed gold dots, 147gr rangers, 124gr +p rangers, 115gr wwb, 115gr blazer. Can't beat variety?

    In all seriousness, 147gr rangers mostly, some 124gr (120 something anyway)... I figure since I am not lucky enough to blow my money on a suppressor I don't really care what is in the gun as long as it is a reliable hollow point. I don't feel the need to stagger FMJ... I figure if I am shooting into someones windshield or need penetration for something special I'm probably already, well you know.
     
  9. Keltyke

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    Corbon DPX in 9mm and .40 S&W. It has great ballistics and is 100% reliable in my two main carry weapons, a Steyr S40 and a XD9SC. Hornady XTP in my .357 mag., and Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel in my .38 spcl.
     
  10. LinzTexas

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    I prefer 124grainers JHP+P and I currently carry Black Hills. Gold Dot, Golden Sabre, Hydra Shok...they are all good. Amongst the quality stuff I pick what is onsale/close out.
     
  11. Keltyke

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    Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 124 gr JHP. in my Springfield XD9SC. Corbon DPX in my Steyr S40.
     
  12. jmathis84

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    Winchester Ranger 165 in my M40 and Gold dot 124 grain+p in my Glock 19 when I had it. I choose the Gold Dots b/c after I tested them in my Glock through denim and various other test they expandd just as well as the CD did in my 1911
     
  13. Il Cattivo

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    Just to chip in - Speer Gold Dots, 124 grains. No problems feeding in any pistol (including the MA1), and they shoot to point of aim in all the pistols I've got in that caliber. FWIW, they seem to have a good reputation for penetration. Still testing Remington's Golden Sabres in the same weight. I had problems with Remington ball in a previous MA1, so I'm going slow on that one. My Sigs love it.

    Why 9mm? I carry different calibers, depending on what's been shot, cleaned and lubed recently. I've gone on record elsewhere as saying that the 9mm is perfect for compact pistols - low recoil and ammo costs mean more trigger time at the range, and there enough options out there to obviate, IMHO, the need for most people to carry anything less potent.
     
  14. jmathis84

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    I wouldnt trust the Golden Sabres. From what I have tested of them they have bad jacket seperation.I tested 165 grain 180 ,124 and 147 . They dont live up to what they say they will do.
     
  15. Il Cattivo

    Il Cattivo New Member

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    Were the 124s the old-fashioned kind or the new, super duper :)rofl:) bonded version?
     
  16. jmathis84

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    they were the older version. I havent tested the new version.I got the best results from the 124+p Gold dots. They expanded to .72 when fired into three milk jugs filled with water and covered in 3 layers of denim.
     
  17. louishob

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    Hornady 115 grain Critical Defense. I only have one 9MM pistol, a Taurus 917 DT. Initially it had feed problems and about the only ammo it would shoot with utter reliability was 100 grain Powerball and the Hornady CD. My gunsmith and I solved the feed problems and now the Taurus shoots pretty much anything reliably. However, there's a little corner of my brain that can't forget the feed problems, so I stayed with the Hornady CD.
     
  18. rfs324

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    I used to carry Hornady Critical Duty. Then tested some through water jugs, drywall, and clothes (don't have any ballistic gel) and found that a good portion of them clogged and didn't expand. Switched to Winchester Ranger-T Series and never looked back.
     
  19. ThaiBoxer

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    I carry CorBon DPX. I think the Barnes all-copper bullet driven at specified velocities is the best thing going, but all of the top bullets seem to work fine. I like the bigger bores, but a 9mm is probably the best choice for carry, given good HP ammo.
     
  20. Keltyke

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    I regularly carry a Springfield XD9SC. With the Pearce +1 baseplate, it has a 14+1 capacity. That's a good round count. For example, the XD40SC (same frame) only holds 10+1. That's why I chose 9mm.

    I load it with Speer Gold Dot 147 gr. standard velocity JHP's. The Speer has excellent ballistics and 100% reliability in my gun. I changed from 124 gr. +p to the 147 gr. standard for even less recoil which makes followups faster and more accurate. That's why I chose this ammo.