Self D ammo in an M9?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by tsully85, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. tsully85

    tsully85 New Member

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    I'm guessing the anwer is yes, but I'm wondering if self defense loads will run through a Beretta M9 okay. I know the military's restricted to ball ammo, so maybe the chamber's not designed to feed hollow points?
     
  2. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    M9 should be fine, however, get caught by the wrong "lawyer type" and you could get in trouble.
     

  3. tsully85

    tsully85 New Member

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    I saw both Model 92's and M9's on Beretta's sight, got the impression M9's were available to civilians now. I know there's basically no difference between the two, only one I could think of would be the chamber.
     
  4. pagj17

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    Oh haha yeah, nvm, thought you were military. I can't offs the top recall the exact differences, I think it's phosphated but the chamber will be the same.
     
  5. tsully85

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    That's what I figured. Just don't wanna buy one and then find out it chokes on JHP's.
     
  6. oli700

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    Most HP’s will be fine. I only say most because there might be something out there that doesn’t feed but it’s unlikely if it is a factory load because 92’s(M9) are usually as reliable as a hammer. Pick up some 124 grain +p Gold Dots or Golden Sabers, shoot a few to make sure they function and you can hit with them
     
  7. hardluk1

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    Just take for granted that any pistol needs to prove it functions fine with what ever ammo you deside to try. It may run great with 4 out of 10 types or all of them. Trial and error. Depending on where your at georgia arms has a great price on very good new 124gr HP +P ammo that use's a speer boonded unicor bullete AKA gold dot.
     
  8. therewolf

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    I've shot HPs fine with my 92FS and 92A1.

    But nothing extreme.

    Test any HPs you want to use. None of the HPs I use

    have a tip which interferes with the feed ramp.

    As to legal issues, avoid self-defense ammo with

    inflammatory statements on the box. Also

    remember the BG could have; gone to the library, lifted weights,

    moved stuff into/out of the attic/basement, applied for a job, volunteered

    to help a blind person, moved to Indiana, or any one of a thousand other

    things, instead of

    willfully deciding to endanger your life today...
     
  9. tsully85

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    Thanks for all the info. Good to hear others have run hollows through it no problem. I was afraid maybe the M9 was similar to the early 1911's in that they were never intended to run on JHP's. And yeah, I'll avoid loading up with Zombie Max lol.
     
  10. therewolf

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    IME, in general with autoloaders, JHPs without edges which can

    grab the feed ramp work best, YMMV.
     
  11. tryzub

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    So I guess cops can shoot people with hollow points but nobody else? You cannot get in trouble for using hollow points in a "good shoot"!
     
  12. therewolf

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    A lot of things could combine to work against you in SD

    trial scenario. Wrong place, time, situation, etc.

    An over-zealous attorney can make things look

    different than they were.

    After all, let's face it, you did just shoot someone who,

    at 0600, the day you shot him was just turning his life

    around.

    Let's face it, you get a Democratic judge, coupled with a

    weeping mother, and you're sunk.
     
  13. tryzub

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    I forgot about the weeping mother....:)
     
  14. pagj17

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    Nooooo I misunderstood and thought he was military, and therefore not allowed to be used
     
  15. therewolf

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    IIRC, if your life is truly threatened, you can shoot somebody regardless of

    what type of bullets they have in their gun...
     
  16. Wrecked

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    Shoot a BG with 3 rounds of JHP or 3 rounds of FMJ = just as dead. I use the same ammo for SD as I do at the range. Train like you fight and fight like you train. JMHO. :)
     
  17. oli700

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    Well your opinion is wrong. FMJ's are in the military because the wound is easier to fix. FMJ's are the reason 9mm gets a bad rap, if a vital is not hit there is a much better chance at trauma to surrounding tissue and arteries using a +p hollow point. So still fight like you train just change your ammo before you fight and you stand a better chance.
     
  18. BlueTurf

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    Yes, most of the popular brands of self-defense ammunition should feed through the different versions of the 92 just fine. I have the 92L Compact and the hollow points I have shot through it thus far have cycled through it with no problems. There are extreme versions of HPs that will cause feeding problems in a lot of auto loaders but most of them should work fine.

    While we are on this subject, I have always thought it odd that the type of rifle and handgun ammo in combat is regulated while we use bombs and and big guns that blow people to bits.
     
  19. willfully armed

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    are you saying you run standard pressure ball ammo for defensive loads? That's just eFFing retarded.

    ........

    You are blinded like the majority of folks who simply believe what they're told to be solid fact. You are wrong about sole use of fmj. Research it yourself.
     
  20. oli700

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    Because dead people don’t suffer, as far as being blown to bits, but I see your point. It is an attempt to look civilized, they probably base it off of statistics of success vs. failure in the operating room, more people getting shot than blown up, the Germans in WWI tried to get the shotgun "banned" and thought Americans that used the 12 ga trench shotgun were savages and not honorable warriors it was known as the German Protest of 1918