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Old 06-23-2010, 05:32 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by aslowdodge View Post
I assume any major US mfg in 9 mm will work as well? Anyone have any favorites?
Same thing. Experiment a little, pick what you like.

My favorites:

JHP: Winchester Ranger 127gr +P+
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:08 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by pioneer461 View Post
Just about any major US manufacturer's self defense ammo should serve you well. One thing to watch for with hollow-point ammo, is to look for ammo that says it is designed to expand after going through barriers. Many of the older hollow points tended to clog when going through leather, denim, etc, and fail to expand in flesh and bone.

I'll second that. The gap between the major American JHP's is minimal. The best bet is to get the ammo that your handgun likes the best. A FTF would be much more detrimental to you then a loss of 1/4" penetration.

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Old 08-04-2010, 11:13 AM   #13
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To me this new critical defence is just a sales selling point In all of my carry gun's I ues either of the following brand's of ammo for SD Fed HST'S, Win Ranger, Speer GD's, Rem Gold sabor's all these ammo's have been proven in LE use over time & their result's were my deciding factor, sure there are other great brands out there for more $$$$$ like Cor - Bon, another good ammo is the Hornady XTP ammo all of the above when you see them on sale grab them, when you can?
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:26 AM   #14
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I would give a few a try and see what your pistol likes. Personally I use Federal HSTs in my 45 and Gold Dots in my revolvers.
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I use Remington Golden Sabers exclusively in all my defensive weapons, mainly for one reason--they function perfectly 100% of the time. The Golden Saber bullet is shaped very close to a hardball and feeds the same in everything I have, and I put reliability as the #1 goal in a defensive pistol.

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I also use Hornady Critical Defense, both 9mm and .40. I'm sure there are others out there just as good, but I was told by an expert that it was his choice and that he thought it was the best. I'm sure other experts have their 'best', but it's my choice.
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