? what 9mm ammo has most penetration ??

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by suzychapstick, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. suzychapstick

    suzychapstick New Member

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    I'm looking to buy some 9mm ammo w/ a high penetration. I've always like the characteristics of 357 mag, but now I want something hot for a 9mm.
    Can anyone make some suggestions. I'd prefer to find some factory loaded stuff. ??
     
  2. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    Just plain ole American Eagle 124 gr FMJ blasts right through a 24" block of ballistic gelatin. In fact, any popular FMJ ammo is hard to beat for penetration. This is just personal preference, I prefer American Eagle or Aguila 124 gr FMJ ammo. I have shot nuisance deer and coyotes with both. The bullet stays together to break both the shoulder blades of deer fired from a pistol and has enough range in a carbine to shoot a coyote as far as I can see one with the naked eye.
     

  3. suzychapstick

    suzychapstick New Member

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    wow, I never gave 9mm that much credit.
     
  4. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Any ole fmj ammo keeps on get'n it, What are you looking for and what handgun is to be used. If you want penitration and expantion in tissue buy a most any quality hp in +P or +P+ rateing with atleast a 124gr bullet ,IF your handgun is rated for it. Just know that none of these nor any 40 or 45 are one shot stoppers.. . I use aload that speers 124gr GD bullets in a +P rateing. Underwood ammo is another great company , Corbon and on and on,
     
  5. suzychapstick

    suzychapstick New Member

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    thanks, a Glock 17. Not really a flesh thing, just penetration altogether. So undoubtably FMJ. I have a springfield xd 40, then got the G 17, I can repeatedly get the shots off, and maintain my target w/ that 17. I dont even like my xd anymore. I like the trigger on the glock also.
     
  6. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Practice with fmj but pick a good hp +P or +P+ and practice double and triple taps. When I go to the range I tend to set atleast one of my carry mags aside and practice with the cheap stuff and finsh the day with what i carry to get that feel for it and that lets me change out carry ammo in one mag.
     
  7. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    147 gr tends to penetrate very well also.
     
  8. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    They do penetrate very well and the flat nose makes a wound cavity like a hollow point. I would shoot nothing but 147 gr but the don't get along with my carbine. It shoots them accurately to about 50 yards and they drop like a stone. I do keep a couple boxes of 147 gr on hand for my P-11. It has a range of about 5 yards.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    most of the name brand SD ammo will perform well in penetration tests. most of it performs pretty close to one another. some of the newer products may perform a little better due to better powders and better bullet designs. lighter bullets give up a little energy but gain velocity and heavier bullets will give up velocity and gain some energy as a general rule.
     
  10. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I just picked up some Hornady Critical DUTY. Go to their website and read about them. Its a heck of a round. Good luck, Ed
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Excessive penetration is the LAST thing you want. NATO hardball will penetrate, but it's about the worst self defense ammo you could choose.