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Old 02-27-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default home defense 9mm ammunition help

I just bought a glock 34 and I am now looking for a box of hollow points for home defense and concealed carry purposes.

in the hunting world i am a big fan of federal premium ammunition and it seems like they make some decent 9mm home defense loads. i was looking at the hydra shock 147 grain jhp (im assuming that means jacketed hollow point?). is there anything else that is better in 9mm out there?

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Old 02-27-2009, 06:44 PM   #2
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There's alot of opinions out there, but you won't go wrong running 147 grain hydras in your Glock.

Get a box and shoot a few rounds out to see how they perform in your pistol.

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Generally speaking light, fast bullets will penetrate less. 115gr +P or even 90 gr +P (Cor-Bon?) will be less likely to over penetrate walls.

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My gal carries a 9mm and we run 135gr hollow points in it. I am very comfortable with that round in her hands.

The 147's work well for a defense round and is a great carry choice. For in home usage, they might be moving a bit fast & hard if you have concerns about over penetration. The same could probably be said about the 135'ers, but at home, we have other plans.

There are only two of us in the house, so I don't have the standard child in the next room concerns.

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Use: Corbon Pow`Rball Ammunition PB09100/20, 9 mm + P, Powerball, 100 GR, 1450 fps, 20 Rd/bx

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147 JHP is really an energy-expending round in 9mm, and what I carry, (with a +P load). I'm not concerned about whether it's going to penetrate sheetrock, because I don't plan on having to kill sheetrock. I am confident, however, that it will expand like a mofo, cause an assload of trauma, and not come out the other side of Mr. Intruder at the same speed it went into him.

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147 JHP is really an energy-expending round in 9mm, and what I carry, (with a +P load). I'm not concerned about whether it's going to penetrate sheetrock, because I don't plan on having to kill sheetrock. I am confident, however, that it will expand like a mofo, cause an assload of trauma, and not come out the other side of Mr. Intruder at the same speed it went into him.
interesting. i also am not interested in penetrating sheet rock. what I am interested in is have a bullet that is very easy to shoot (hence why i went with 9mm as opposed to .40). im looking for maximum damage and stopping power to a human in a home defense situation with the 9mm but i would like to avoid a noticeable increase in felt recoil. would a lighter hollow point bullet be a better bet for me or would the difference be negligible?
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Hornady critical defense would be an EXCELLENT choice for exactly what you want. if you can't find that, Gold Dot+P will ALWAYS be top performing but will recoil slightly more. IMO if you have to worry about 9mm recoil, you need more training in the 1st place.

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The 147 grain hydra shock is a good round and I use them in my S&W M&P 9mm compact but I stagger the rounds with fmj (full metal jacket) rounds as I carry the pistol often and don't know if trouble comes will I need impact or penitration so I split the difference and stagger the rounds.

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you need more training in the 1st place.
I completely agree with that. Nevertheless, even the most highly trained person in the world would probably choose the round that recoiled less over the round that recoiled more if they were both pretty close in performance.
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