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Old 11-28-2013, 06:23 AM   #1
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I am picking up a glock 17 gen4 this holiday season primarily as a home defense gun and an occasional range gun. Since my budget is tight, i am getting a streamlight tlr-1, and a couple boxes of 9mm What are some good self defense 9mm rounds? Also what grain is ideal for glocks?

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Old 11-28-2013, 06:33 AM   #2
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My 17 hasn't been picky at all on any grain weight. I've run 115,124,127 and 147 gr bullets through it with no problems.

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I can save you same money on the light. If your Glock has a rail you can mount s light with a 1" scope ring. Most lights have a 1" tube. eBay has lights that are much cheaper than streamlight. They have cree bulbs and aluminum housings. I have a 1600 lumen light on my shotgun. I shoot skeet every couple months with the shotgun. It's not like they light is just sitting there. I paid $45 for the light, mount, batteries and charger. The light has lasted two years without any problems. Just get a light with the push button on the back. With a little practice you can turn the light on and off at will. When I am practicing with my shotgun, I shoot the first double with the light off,then switch the light on for the second double.

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I'm a huge fan of Hornady Critical Defense myself.I use Hornady in all my self defense guns.

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Im partial to the Win Ranger ammo, 124 or 127g. But I'm very impressed with the Barnes tac-xp ammo that I have in my .45, just havent tried any in the 9mm yet. Chances are good that your Glock will function fine with any, but be sure to test them out just in case, whatever you decide to use. Not just a couple rounds, a couple mags at least. You want to know for SURE that they function, before you trust trust them. Good defense ammo isnt cheap, but its better to 'waste' a box than to just hope for the best.

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Can't help you with 9mm SD ammo since I use 40 S&W but the Streamlight TLR-1s is an excellent choice for the Glock. I use one on my Gen4 G23.

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I am picking up a glock 17 gen4 this holiday season primarily as a home defense gun and an occasional range gun. Since my budget is tight, i am getting a streamlight tlr-1, and a couple boxes of 9mm What are some good self defense 9mm rounds? Also what grain is ideal for glocks?
When I carried a 17, I used Speer Gold Dot 124 +P
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Go on YouTube and lookup the channel called tnOutdoors9, all he does is ammo testing. He has tested about any ammo you can think of. That way you can see how they work in ballistics gel and compare them. Another channel called pocketgunsandgear does the same thing, so look at his tests too. Personally I like hornady critical duty.

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Be sure and try some Sellier and Bellot.
It is reasonably priced, but not one of the designer brands.
You will find them great for practice and reliability testing.

I have always been reluctant to depend on the fancy stuff. Too expensive to run enough rounds to trust them.
The primers and bullets are sealed and are great for continued carry.

Symbol Category Caliber Bullet Style Weight
V310422U Handgun Ammunition 9mm Para JHP 115
V310452U Handgun Ammunition 9mm Para FMJ 115
V310492U Handgun Ammunition 9mm Para FMJ 124
V310592U Handgun Ammunition 9mm Para SP 124

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not a glock fan but the question is about ammo...

i like hornady critical duty or defense.

i run 115grain in my M9A1's because they shoot to poa 0-15 yards without mucking with front sight height.

i would suggest buying different weights and seeing what shoots best for your gun whatever brand you choose. for me knowing the rounds hit where the sights say they will is second most important factor behind reliability

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