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Old 08-21-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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I have heard of rbcd ammo but I heard its illegal for defense. Any other ammo
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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Depends on where you live. Some places have restrictions on certain types of ammo.

I think just having JHP (Jacket hollow points) is good enough. You can pay top dollar but you'll probably only get marginal improvement.

That said, because I'm a hypocrite, I use Federal Hydra-Shoks. However, I think you'll have many Golden Speer fans here and it is actually recommended by the local range owner as well.
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"Best" is subjective.

I currently use Hornady Critical Duty for my 9mm. But I don't know if its the best. Just what i was able to find a few months ago.
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My preference for EDC in 9mm - 124gr Speer Gold Dots.
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My m9 is loaded with hornady critical defense. Shoots poa cycles well that's all I care about.
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For now, you may have to just shoot whatever you can get your hands on.

When supply is back to "normal," you should buy a box of as many different options as your wallet can stand and then find out which your gun shoots most accurately. Then start stockpiling that winning round.
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My m9 is loaded with hornady critical defense..
Second that !!! It's the only defense round in all my daily carries.
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My m9 is loaded with hornady critical defense. Shoots poa cycles well that's all I care about.
+3 They are the same rounds I have in my HK P2000 for the reasons stated above. The low flash and minimal recoil are a bonus.
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i agree that "best" is subjective in regards to ammo.

i would look for what works reliablily each and every time the trigger is pulled. the best penetration, the fastest, the most accurate, or the largest expanding ammo is pretty much a moot point if it doesn't feed well or jams in your pistol.

i use either the Speer Gold Dot 124 gr. JHP, or the Hornady 124 gr. XTP ammo in my 9mm pistol. both work quite well with no problems.
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Here's a review of RBCD ammo. After reading this, I'd probably pick something else.

http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot38.htm
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