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PIMking 06-22-2010 06:00 AM

115 grain or 145 grain?
In my taurus pt111?

davcolburn 06-22-2010 11:16 AM

I'm liking the 124 grain stuff.

PIMking 06-22-2010 11:24 AM

I'm just worried about the pressure. Don't want a bang to happen.

luckyg 06-22-2010 01:03 PM

Just avoid 9mm+P ammo if you're worried about the pressure.

As for the grain...

IMO, the 115g is too light, but the 147g is too heavy,
So I prefer 124g Speer Gold Dots.

big shrek 06-22-2010 01:46 PM

Whichever groups best.

CA357 06-22-2010 02:28 PM

124gr. FMJ is the standard NATO load. Pick some up for practice and then use the same weight with hollow points for a defensive load. Of course practice with the HP's as well, it's just that it's cheaper to shoot ball ammo.

I have been using Winchester Ranger for the past year or so. I've grown to like their hollow points over the Gold Dots because the profile is closer to an FMJ round and not quite as flat and open. It may be my imagination, but I think they feed better.

I used to only use Gold Dots, but ran into some feeding issues in older pistols. Your PT111 shouldn't have issues with either.

The rule of thumb is to try several brands and types of weights and profiles until you find what works best in your pistol. Then stock up on some.

BTW, your pistol being a newer model shouldn't have problems feeding any ammo. But, it will be more accurate with one load and type more so than others. Hope this helps a bit.

ScottA 06-22-2010 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by PIMking (Post 304429)
I'm just worried about the pressure. Don't want a bang to happen.

But it's suppose to go BANG. ;)

james_black 06-22-2010 08:09 PM

Either. The bad guy is not gonna tell the difference.;)

sweeper22 06-23-2010 04:42 AM

Since it sounds like you don't want +P, I'd steer clear of 147gr. That's a really slow round at standard pressure.

You could always go with something like Federal Hi-Shok 115gr. It's certainly not "top shelf" by current standards, but it's among the most proven service rounds out there. And I see it all the time for $15-18 per box (50).

But I'd agree with some posts above. Going medium is the safe bet. 124/125gr is the 9mm standard.

CA357 06-23-2010 04:45 AM

Good point Sweeper. I often use HyShok in my wheel guns. It's a good round.

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