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    I justadded a Kahr P9 to my ever-expanding arsenal and I was looking for some guidance about an appropriate self defense load.

    I'll definitely be running a good number of rounds of my chosen ammunition through before carrying but I'm not all that sure of where to start my search. The loads I see are of the 115, 124, and 147 grain variety but being a relative newbie I'm not all that sure of the pros and cons of each. Carrying a relatively small 9mm I'd like to stack the odds in my favor as much as possibleand I figured this was as good a place as any to find some more enlightened opinions on the subject.

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    For CCW purposes, I'm using 125 Gr CorBons +P. Your Kahr can handle +P ammo so load up.

    FWIW, my Kahr P9 hates Winchester White Box ammo. I usually use Remington Ammo for the range.

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    soloban wrote:
    FWIW, my Kahr P9 hates Winchester White Box ammo. I usually use Remington Ammo for the range.
    Ha, I have a box of WWB that I was gonna run thru it tomorrow, I'll see how it goes!

    I'm pretty sure they have Corbon at the range so I'll check that out too. Thanks!

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    My Kahr 9mm's (K9 Elite '03 and P9 Covert) are loaded with Doubletap 147gr +P Gold Dots. I prefer the heavier slugs from shorter barrels, as they tend to lose less of a percentage of velocity over the faster, lighter rounds. Many defensive rounds are available in "Law Enforcement" packs (50 round box instead of 20 round box), which are a better value, and give you a chance to practice with what you carry more. Speer Gold Dot, Federal HST or Tactical Bonded JHP, or Winchester Ranger lines of ammo provide LE-spec ammunition at close to target ammo prices. I've carried all three brands (among others) and never had a bad experience with any.

    Bottom line, though, find what is available locally for a decent price. Decide on a specific flavor and weight that you like, and practice with it (also proves the feed-reliability of your weapon with your specific load). If you can hit what you aim at, and your weapon functions reliably with it, any quality JHP load from a major manufacturer is going to perform very close to any other.

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    I only have one 9mm thatI shoot anymore and this ismy ammo of choice.
    9mm Winchester Ranger, 127gr SXT +p+

    Reliability in your gun and your ability to hit with it are the two most important factors.

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    Agent19 wrote:
    I only have one 9mm thatI shoot anymore and this ismy ammo of choice.
    9mm Winchester Ranger, 127gr SXT +p+
    A note of caution, the Steel framed Kahr 9mms (T9/K9/MK9) are fine to +P+ ammo on a regular basis, the polymer ones would be beat up more than is necessary by using it. Regular +P is fine for all-the-time use, though.

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    G20-IWB24/7 wrote:
    Agent19 wrote:
    9mm Winchester Ranger, 127gr SXT +p+
    A note of caution, the Steel framed Kahr 9mms +P+ ammo on a regular basis, the polymer ones would be beat up more than is necessary by using it.
    That is good info for Kahr owners.
    The 9mm I occasionally use isn't a Kahr, it is a H&K P7.
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