I'm a Newbie looking for a good defensive round.

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Nevets, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Nevets

    Nevets New Member

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    Just purchased a Glock 19 need some help on deciding on a good defensive round any help will be appreciated I'm new to all this stuff, Thanks in advance
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Well, good morning- and welcome to the forum! When you get a minte, stop by the intro thread and say hello.

    Assuming your pistol is in 9mm Parabellum (aka 9x19, 9mm Luger, etc)- you have your choice of a number of rounds made for self defense- And advertising hype from the makers aside- they all work pretty well.

    Personal choice- I would avoid the 115 gr 9mm- there is too much data on poor penetration- and go for a heavier bullet. The Barnes copper 115 is an exception to that. Some of the candidates may include:

    Barnes XPB 115gr HP (35515) such as loaded by Cor-Bon (DPX09115)

    Winchester Partition Gold 124gr JHP (RA91P)

    Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)

    Winchester Ranger Bonded 124 gr +P JHP (RA9BA)
    Winchester Ranger-T 127gr JHP +P+ (RA9TA)

    Winchester Ranger-T 147gr JHP (RA9T)

    Winchester Bonded 147gr JHP (RA9B/Q4364)

    Speer Gold Dor 124gr JHP
    Speer Gold Dot 124gr JHP +P (53617)

    Speer Gold Dot 147gr JHP (53619)

    Remington Golden Saber 124 gr +P JHP bonded (GSB9MMD)
    Remington Golden Saber 147gr JHP (GS9MMC)

    Federal Tactical 124gr JHP (LE9T1)

    Federal Tactical 135gr JHP +P (LE9T5)

    Federal HST 147gr JHP (P9HST2)

    Federal HST 124gr JHP +P (P9HST3)


    HOWEVER, for an auto pistol, the ONE factor that gets overlooked too often- does it cycle in YOUR pistol 100.0000% of the time? A round that will drop a water buffalo does you no good if it will not feed in your pistol.
     

  3. Nevets

    Nevets New Member

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    wow thanks a lot, that's very helpful
     
  4. BodySnatcher

    BodySnatcher New Member

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    Federal HST for all your two legged varmit eradication needs.
     
  5. mudpupp

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    Hornady has the perfect defensive bullet.

    It's called Hornady Critical Defense.

    Perfect expansion, perfect feed, perfect penetration even brought heavy clothes
     
  6. Nevets

    Nevets New Member

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    Thank you much!
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's the one that is most widely used by LE.