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

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

  1. TheBBQDR

    TheBBQDR New Member

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    Hornady Critical Duty 9mm 135 GR Flexlock in my Steyr M9-A1 and also in my Kel-Tek P11. I contacted my local police departments to determine which ammo they use to minimize any issues should an issue ever arise. This is on the advice of several conceal carry instructors I've spoken with and with the legal group I joined through the NRA to provide a lawyer should I ever have to use my CCW for self-defense - shoot what the locals shoot. I like the way they shoot with minimal flash and low recoil. I can get back on target quickly and in low light shooting situations/drills I've never been blinded to the point I cannot see my target after shooting a few shots. Heavier rounds in the Kel-Tek kick like all get out and re-establishing my target can be difficult, these are solid performers in my opinion.
     
  2. FiringDistance

    FiringDistance New Member

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    Federal HST for me. Our Dept did a lot of ballistic testing on ammunition and the Federal HST consistently performed the best. Expansion and penetration were very consistent.
     

  3. SELFDEFENSE

    SELFDEFENSE Premium Member

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    Speer Gold Dot or Winchester Ranger T 147 gr. for me.
     
  4. sheriff

    sheriff New Member

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    Speer Gold Dot, 124gr +p is the round I carry
     
  5. Pixsurguy

    Pixsurguy New Member

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    Load Steyr mags with assortment: 1st is always 90 gr. Lehigh (or Underwood) Extreme Defender; 2nd typically Fed HST 124 gr; 3rd normally CorBon DPX solid copper 115 gr. +p; mixed high performance ammo thereafter. Sometimes have some Buffalo Bore 124 gr. jhp +p+ or Underwood 124 gr. JHP +p mixed in. We have 17 round mags after all and why put all your eggs in one basket? When carrying my Walther PPS I typically do not use +p ammo, but do sometimes use Speer Gold Dot 124 gr. JHP +P
     
  6. Pixsurguy

    Pixsurguy New Member

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    Hornady Critical Duty ammo is police ammo intended to be able to penetrate car windshields and the like. I carry for self defense. It is unlikely that I'd find that a person sitting in a closed stopped car to be such an immediate threat to my life that I'd be justified shooting through the windshield - or at least that's what the overzealous prosecutor or plaintiff's wrongful death lawyer would claim. I think that I'll be better off using ammo that has the word "defense" or similar in its name. Read Mas Ayoob.
     
  7. unit1069

    unit1069 New Member

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    My S9-A1 is currently loaded with Federal 124-grain HST +P.

    However, I have no qualms whatever in loading it with 124-grain Remington Golden Saber +P Bonded, Federal 9BPLE, 124-grain Federal Tactical Bonded, 135-grain Federal Tactical Bonded +P, 115-grain Speer Gold Dot, and several other premium JHP self-defense rounds.

    I've shot all these and more through the pistol and all are reliable in the gun.
     
  8. Andromeda451

    Andromeda451 New Member

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    Hi,

    I carry Speer Gold Dot 124G HP LE. Love the feel, many rounds fired flawlessly. Also like the Sig V line of JHP ammunition.