help with picking self defense ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by westley, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. westley

    westley New Member

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    Im not the best when it comes to picking ammo so I need help picking out some self defence ammo for my friend she walks to school at night so I want her protected I got her a 9mm so if anyone can help
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    IMO, the brand isn't near as important as the need for it to feed reliably in the pistol. and of the name brand JHP SD ammo should work fine for your needs as long as it feeds well. get a few boxes and try them out and see what works well in it.
     

  3. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    They 115 gr golden sabers, 115 gr federal hydrashoks, and 115 gr Winchester jhp white box.
     
  4. westley

    westley New Member

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    Thank you I am goin to buy a few boxes and have her shoot them to see if she likes the ammo and if the gun likes it
     
  5. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    It will be more important if the gun likes it.. SD ammo is usually a little more stout in the recoil dept. She will want to practice with regular ammo, but you need to make sure the gun will function ok with what you carry.
     
  6. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    I have Winchester Ranger T 147 gr for my 9 mm. Why? Because they have a good reputation for performance, and they aren't $3 per round. So I can afford to shoot some now & again without a payday loan.
    Let's be honest though, most purpose built SD ammo will work.
    The biggest issue is that it absolutely must cycle in the gun it will be carried in. Everything else is stats & opinion.