Here is a interesting site that did some unofficial tests.
Right now I am using Winchester pdx1 9mm +p 124 gr JHP. I was just curious what you all think about this round and what you choose to carry for personal protection.
great link puddin, thanks a lot. Those HST's are some nasty stuff!
There are several 9mm loading which I keep in my inventory and which one I carry at any given time depends largely upon which gun I am planning to use. They are in no particular order;
Winchester Ranger 127gr +P+ RA9TA
Federal 124gr +P HST
Federal 147gr +P HST
Winchester Ranger 115gr +P+
My general first choice is the 147gr +P HST with the Winchester 127gr +P+ coming in second. Again, it depends upon the gun. With Glocks, I don't concern myself with the +P+ loads, but with some other 9mm guns of mine, a +P+ loading is not recommended.
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I carry the Hornady "Critical Defense". I haven't had a chance to actually shoot it yet. (please put down the flamethrowers ok) I plink with cheap FMJ Russian stuff.
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actually its not a problem, 9mm is my favorite round because of low recoil, availability and price. It also happens to be the only caliber I have a SD handgun chambered for. So take your elitist B.S. and go dump it on someone else's thread
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Federal HST 147 gr
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When I carry a 9mm...Black Talons or HST's.
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Feds: U.C.C. 1-308, State: U.C.C. 1-207, Both: U.C.C. 1-103.6
Speer Gold dot. Great round.
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I have a kel-tek PF-9 and I use 115 gr critical defense ammo in it. It's the only 9mm I own.
My wife carries a 9mm Sig, it is stoked with Fed HydroShocks, or if in a pinch the CorBon's. She like the 124 grs in both brands.
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I carry Winchester Ranger SXT JHP. However, as that's been discontinued, I'll be testing a box of their 9mm Luger 147 gr. Supreme Elite™ Bonded PDX1 over the Thanksgiving holidays. If I don't experience any ramp feed issues, I'll switch. I'm concerned about the sharp leading edge, though, as I've experienced ramp feed issues with similar ammo over the years (mainly Federal JHP's).
If I do experience ramp feed issues, I'll likely go back to the 9mm Luger 147 gr. Super-X® Silvertip® Hollow Point. It has the least penetration of the 147 gr bunch, but because it expends its energy in a shorter distance, it's like getting hit by a linebacker, or so says an aquaintence who caught a stray round about a decade ago.
Hopefully, the PDX1s will work!
I've used these, fired them at some point.
PMC jhp (cheap stuff I got my hands on)
Federal HydraShock (9mm and .45ACP)
Federal HST (buddy got his hands on some..NICE!)
Hornady Critical Defense (9mm)
Hornady XTP (.45ACP +P...really NASTY!)
PowR'Ball (.45ACP) - meant for States that are anti-hollow point, but it works everywhere
Remember folks, stopping power is a myth, shot placement is key. But, you have to find a defensive ammo that your particular firearm likes to feed and will shoot both accurately and reliably.
I carry both 9mm and .45ACP depending on the environment I will be in and time of year. I've found that certain hollow points tend to get through bulky clothing and open more reliably than others do. I've also had issues with some ammo being more temperature sensitive than others when it comes to reliability...some of that could be attributed to firing certain firearms in less than desirable temperatures (below 32 degrees).
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In my Ruger P95 I carry Winchester Ranger 127+p+ or Federal HST 124+p. I have carried Corbon 115+p and Fioccchi Extrema. Does any body know of a round that the P95 won't reliably feed?
remington golden saber
Remmington Golden Sabre, 124 gr. +P
I carry Hornady Critical Defenses 115gr 9mm and Cor Bon 115gr +p for my Glock and Speer gold dot 115gr 9mm for my Kel tec p11.
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Puddin99--that link is very informative--thanks!
I carry Speer Gold Dots and/or HydraShoks, if for no other reason than those are the only two types I've test-fired extensively in my carry weapons. Both have fed flawlessly and are more accurate than I am, so I've stuck with 'em. I tend to use the lighter loads (124) in my 3" conceal gun and the heavier (147) in my 4.25" OC gun, though I'm not sure if there's any logic to that.
I'm eager to try some of the new rounds, like Hornady Critical Defense or the Federal HST, but living here in the boonies, there isn't a wide availability.
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