Ammunition for Personal Defense

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by smokehouse, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. smokehouse

    smokehouse New Member

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    What is a good ammunition to carry for personal defense for S&W M&P 9?
     
  2. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    .45 ACP 235 gr. jacket hollow point.

    Big entrance wound, larger exit wound.
     

  3. fatmidgets

    fatmidgets New Member

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    He said an S&W M&P 9!


    Hornady critical defense is more than exceptional.
     
  4. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    I like Federal Hydroshocks.
     
  5. NativH

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    Huge question. How do you tolerate recoil, and better yet, how does your aim? Standard pressure 9's like Hydrashocks, Gold Dot, Hornady Personal Defense, etc work great. You can step up to +P and +P+ if you, and your pistol, take it in stride. Winchester Ranger SXT +P+ and Remington +P+ are great if you want the extra umph and your pistol operates correctly with them. Corbon is always out there as is Golden Saber. I suggest getting a few boxes of varying grain bullet weights and pressures and seeing what operates best in your pistol and has the highest accuracy. That is the one you should use. The hottest 9mm compared to the tamest isn't a huge spread. I like the +P+ in my Glock but it can handle it just fine.
     
  6. Overkill0084

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    I like Winchester Ranger T 147 gr. Opinions vary, as you can see. Any modern purpose built self defense ammo will do the job, IMHO. The most important factor is reliability in your gun. The baddest, coolest, most tactical round is useless if it won't cycle in your gun.
     
  7. Shade

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    I was trying to make a point; I think you missed it.

    Let me rephrase the question: If you have to catch a bullet, would you
    rather be hit with a 9mm or .45 ACP? I'll take my chances with a 9mm.
     
  8. KalashnikovJosh

    KalashnikovJosh New Member

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    Looks like we have a volunteer!

    So you get a digital camera that makes videos,and a willing friend,go to the range,and let him shoot you point blank in the chest with a 9x19 round of your choice!

    I suggest the totally pathetic 115 grain FMJ as loaded to SAAMI spec!

    Post the results on Youtube,and make sure to share the link here,(or get the guy doing the shooting to do it for you,since you might be a little "preoccupied" in the ICU of the local hospital or in the morgue).

    Still want to "take your chances"?

    Anyway-

    Choose a round that-

    1.Functions well and is accurate in your gun.

    2.Does not sacrifice penetration for any reason.It should at lest get 12" of penetration in any conventional ballistic gel test.

    3.You are capable of shooting accurately and quickly.

    If its capable of good penetration,and YOU are capable of good shot placement,thats all that matters in handgun ammo selection- everything else is an Internet argument of monumental pointless self aggrandizement and phallic measurement which has been going on,relentlessly and uselessly,since the internet was created by Al freakin Gore (lol).

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  9. Marthor

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    For 9mm I go with Remington Golden Saber. :)
     
  10. KalashnikovJosh

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    Funny,I'm stoked with 124gr +p Golden Sabre too!

    I chose it after I saw this-

    9x19mm Remington 124gr +P Golden Saber JHP

    It is fully functional and accurate in my Arcus Hi-Power clone!

    But thats only in my primary mag.

    In my 2 spares,I carry the evil Brit milsurp L7A1 124gr ball.1350 fps with a 124gr ball,is nothing to scoff at.
     
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  11. Shade

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    I got an idea, you can shoot me with your 9mm and
    I get to shoot you with my .45.
    Let say 20 yards distance.

    Have you ever been shot before? It ain't fun.
     
  12. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    This is true

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  13. CharlieRedleg

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    For 9mm I would go with the Winchester PDX1. From what I have been told by MANY and have read they are the best self defense round on the market. They replaced the black talons.
     
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  14. KalashnikovJosh

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    Your the one who thinks you can "take his chances" with the 9x19.

    I never said anything about taking my chances with a .22 short,never mind anything else.
    Personally,I don't have anything against either cartridge,and I love Brownings pistol designs.

    Its just,in a thread where a guy asks for advice about 9x19,some pompous anus has to go all ridiculously 3rd grade on the poor guy,and tell him to get what they think is the best.

    Now,how does this answer the guys question about his particular pistol?

    How does this help this forum to be user friendly,respectful and helpful?

    Now-your the guy that thinks he can take his chances getting shot with something he considers appropriate to troll other peoples threads about.

    Put your money where your mouth is.:cool:

    Or,please try to be more constructive and less childishly partisan.
     
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  15. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    No prob, I will follow your lead.
     
  16. KalashnikovJosh

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  17. nccinstaller

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    +1 for the winchester pdx1 i use that in my kahr cw9. I have run a box or two in it to stay proficient with it and no jams or ftf.
     
  18. KalashnikovJosh

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    PDX1 is the progeny of the "infamous" black talon.

    AFAIK,it retains all the things that the Talon was good for,with modern updates like bonded cores.

    Its a darn good load.


    Of course,the evil bulletproof vest busting cop killing teflon coating has been omitted.:rolleyes:
     
  19. nccinstaller

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    Wow i didnt know that i had just read good reviews on them so i figured i would try them and like i said my gun functions well with them