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Old 12-09-2016, 11:09 AM   #16
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Speer Gold Dot 124 +P or Federal HST 147
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:29 AM   #17
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Have Sig V Crown 124 grain in both the 320 I have set up for home defense and also in my main carry 225
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:42 AM   #18
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My favorite gun oil is Slip 2000!
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Old 12-09-2016, 11:46 AM   #19
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9mm........147 grain HST.

.40 S&W....180 grain HST.

.45 ACP.....230 grain HST in the gun and 230 grain RA45 B in the spare magazine.
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:02 PM   #20
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Find the law enforcement 50 round boxes of Gold Dot 124 +p or any of the Federal HST rounds. Many online sources are $25 or less.
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Remington Golden Sabre JHP 9MM 124gr normal, 147 gr winter. Usually heavier garments
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:15 PM   #22
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147 gr. Winchester Ranger-T or Federal HST.
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147 gr. Winchester Ranger-T or Federal HST.
A good choice! 5 Star pick in my book, I often mix them together in the same magazine.

I like these for both 9mm as well as 45ACP in standard pressure.
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Winchester Ranger T-Series 127 +P+, particularly in my M11A1...I view it as my 15 shot, compact, .357 SIG-light.

For my Glock and P226's; Ranger T or Ranger Bonded in 124 +P. Gold Dot is just fine, and I get it free (in small quantities) in 147 grain at work.

Between Ranger T, Ranger Bonded, Gold Dot, and HST, I really don't think you could go wrong. I mainly prefer the Ranger T because I like it in the +P and +P+ in 124/127 loads. I believe 9mm is best as at least +P.

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I've settled on Federal Hydra Shoks on everything. Fits my needs, expands where I want it to. Doesn't when I want it to penetrate deep and hard in winter months.
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My favorite gun oil is Slip 2000!
I hear good things about Slip 2000, but my favorite is Hornady critical defense.
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The 115 gr Gold Dot, Speer makes them.

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Hornady Critical Duty and occasionally whatever FMJ I happen to have laying around.
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I used to carry Gold Dot 124g +P. I've since made the switch to Federal HST 147g +P. Both rounds will get the job done.
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Hornady CD!
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