9mm ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by cblowe13, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    In your opinion what is the best self defense round for 9mm? I have guard dog shoots great and feels great.
     
  2. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    I just bought 9mm +P Corbon (looks like it should "stop" well)
     

  3. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    I hear nothing but good things about that ammo. The most popular kind in my opinion is the hydrashock, in ballistics I believe these cause the most damage or the Speer.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Speer 124 gr +P Gld Dot all the way.
     
  5. Gunslingerbarred

    Gunslingerbarred New Member

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    Anyone have any links that give more information on 9mm loads, and ballistics, and that sort?
     
  6. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Right now? Any factory hollow point you can find.

    I have Hornady Critical Duty. I like the idea of the polymer insert in the bullet head for consistent expansion. Tnoutdoors9 on YouTube has done some ballistic gelatin tests with it. He had good things to say, I believe.

    In my opinion, as long as the hollow point consistently expands, I see pretty much all 9mm defensive rounds as very similar.
     
  7. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    That's my question really are the ballistics basically the same for all hp
     
  8. bbertram

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    http://www.ballistics101.com/45_acp.php ballistics of major ammo available.
     
  9. bbertram

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    They are not the same. One reason is that some bullets FAIL to expand, others lose parts, some don't expand very well or very consistently. Look for Law Enforcement rated ammo ( although it's penetrating ability is not an SD characteristic ) . My favorites are CCI Speer Gold Dots, Federal HST & Corbon DPX rounds. I usually only buy Gold Dots, but have just ordered some HST for my .45 . Their expansion is very impressive. Google on "9mm HST gel tests" or "9mm Gold Dot gel tests" , and see those results. The Critical Duty and Critical Defense are also excellent rounds, based on their record of consistent expansion, even in "short barrel" loads .
    Brent
     
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  10. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    All of the current crop of 9mm 'defense ammo' from all the major suppliers are VERY good.
    My personal preference is the Winchester 127 gr +p+.
    The 147 gr are not the way to go. They have improved a lot in the past few years, but they are still not nearly as good as the 115 to 127 gr loads.
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I use the Winchester Ranger 127 +P+ also.

    The Federal 9BPLE 115 +P+ JHP was a LE "standard" for many years. a truly superb load.

    But in reality, there is little difference between the premium loads. They all work well.