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Old 09-16-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default I'm a Newbie looking for a good defensive round.

Just purchased a Glock 19 need some help on deciding on a good defensive round any help will be appreciated I'm new to all this stuff, Thanks in advance
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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Well, good morning- and welcome to the forum! When you get a minte, stop by the intro thread and say hello.

Assuming your pistol is in 9mm Parabellum (aka 9x19, 9mm Luger, etc)- you have your choice of a number of rounds made for self defense- And advertising hype from the makers aside- they all work pretty well.

Personal choice- I would avoid the 115 gr 9mm- there is too much data on poor penetration- and go for a heavier bullet. The Barnes copper 115 is an exception to that. Some of the candidates may include:

Barnes XPB 115gr HP (35515) such as loaded by Cor-Bon (DPX09115)

Winchester Partition Gold 124gr JHP (RA91P)

Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)

Winchester Ranger Bonded 124 gr +P JHP (RA9BA)
Winchester Ranger-T 127gr JHP +P+ (RA9TA)

Winchester Ranger-T 147gr JHP (RA9T)

Winchester Bonded 147gr JHP (RA9B/Q4364)

Speer Gold Dor 124gr JHP
Speer Gold Dot 124gr JHP +P (53617)

Speer Gold Dot 147gr JHP (53619)

Remington Golden Saber 124 gr +P JHP bonded (GSB9MMD)
Remington Golden Saber 147gr JHP (GS9MMC)

Federal Tactical 124gr JHP (LE9T1)

Federal Tactical 135gr JHP +P (LE9T5)

Federal HST 147gr JHP (P9HST2)

Federal HST 124gr JHP +P (P9HST3)


HOWEVER, for an auto pistol, the ONE factor that gets overlooked too often- does it cycle in YOUR pistol 100.0000% of the time? A round that will drop a water buffalo does you no good if it will not feed in your pistol.
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wow thanks a lot, that's very helpful
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Federal HST for all your two legged varmit eradication needs.
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Hornady has the perfect defensive bullet.

It's called Hornady Critical Defense.

Perfect expansion, perfect feed, perfect penetration even brought heavy clothes
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Thank you much!
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Well, good morning- and welcome to the forum! When you get a minte, stop by the intro thread and say hello.

Assuming your pistol is in 9mm Parabellum (aka 9x19, 9mm Luger, etc)- you have your choice of a number of rounds made for self defense- And advertising hype from the makers aside- they all work pretty well.

Personal choice- I would avoid the 115 gr 9mm- there is too much data on poor penetration- and go for a heavier bullet. The Barnes copper 115 is an exception to that. Some of the candidates may include:

Barnes XPB 115gr HP (35515) such as loaded by Cor-Bon (DPX09115)

Winchester Partition Gold 124gr JHP (RA91P)

Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)

Winchester Ranger Bonded 124 gr +P JHP (RA9BA)
Winchester Ranger-T 127gr JHP +P+ (RA9TA)

Winchester Ranger-T 147gr JHP (RA9T)

Winchester Bonded 147gr JHP (RA9B/Q4364)

Speer Gold Dor 124gr JHP
Speer Gold Dot 124gr JHP +P (53617)

Speer Gold Dot 147gr JHP (53619)

Remington Golden Saber 124 gr +P JHP bonded (GSB9MMD)
Remington Golden Saber 147gr JHP (GS9MMC)

Federal Tactical 124gr JHP (LE9T1)

Federal Tactical 135gr JHP +P (LE9T5)

Federal HST 147gr JHP (P9HST2)

Federal HST 124gr JHP +P (P9HST3)


HOWEVER, for an auto pistol, the ONE factor that gets overlooked too often- does it cycle in YOUR pistol 100.0000% of the time? A round that will drop a water buffalo does you no good if it will not feed in your pistol.
That's the one that is most widely used by LE.
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