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Old 01-01-2017, 12:48 PM   #31
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Hornady CD 115 gr. Shoots solid groups.
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Old 01-01-2017, 02:29 PM   #32
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This should help with you decision. Some really good info here.

http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/self...llistic-tests/

I personally run Hornady Critical Defense 115grn in both my 9mm and .380.
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Old 01-01-2017, 03:12 PM   #33
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Federal HST 124gr
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Old 01-02-2017, 06:16 AM   #34
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Favorite 9mm

Gold Dot 124gr +P JHP
Federal 124gr +P HST JHP
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:26 AM   #35
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Federal HST 124gr


HST 124 standard pressure for me too.


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Old 01-02-2017, 08:45 AM   #36
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I get one 9mm type of ammo. Use it for range and carry. Cheap and does the job. NATO 9 mm. True NATO is close if not an actual +P . Good enough for the military,good enough for ole me.
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I get one 9mm type of ammo. Use it for range and carry. Cheap and does the job. NATO 9 mm. True NATO is close if not an actual +P . Good enough for the military,good enough for ole me.
I really hope you're not carrying FMJ ammo. If you are, that's a manslaughter case waiting to happen.
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Federal HST 124, usually in a P229 or a Glock 19.
The 147 and the 150 Micro is also fine they just dont regularly have it where I buy ammo.
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I really hope you're not carrying FMJ ammo. If you are, that's a manslaughter case waiting to happen.
How so?
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I see a lot of really good ammo listed here, some of it I have here.
Truth is I think it will all do the job.
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If you use FMJ for carry, you run the risk of the bullet passing through the BG and striking an innocent person.

You should be carrying something that expands (HP) to limit penetration.
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If you use FMJ for carry, you run the risk of the bullet passing through the BG and striking an innocent person.

You should be carrying something that expands (HP) to limit penetration.
Using this same logic, I guess a rifle shouldn't be used for self defense, hollow points or not.
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Using this same logic, I guess a rifle shouldn't be used for self defense, hollow points or not.
Yes. I would not use my .308 for home defense.

A .223? Maybe. Prefer a shotgun with flight-controlled #4 shot.
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Over-penetration wears several masks. Clothing, flesh, bone, drywall, vehicles, brick, etc., etc., etc. all have different results in regards to over-penetration. To say FMJ has more or less penetration than a hollow point is an over simplification. Like anything self defense related, the situation dictates the response. Knowing your gear is critical, how it will behave is your responsibility. Armed self defense is a thinking mans game, to think it any less and not apply thought to your every action could be folly.

That being said, I do carry hollow points in my defensive weapon(s). But to tell a person they are wrong for using ball ammo is very likely invalid. They hopefully have their reasoning and are most likely prepared to defend that choice, should the need arise.
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Does anyone switch self-defense ammo based on small vs large guns?

Currently I use sig v-crown 147 grain. Thinking of switching to HST. Whats best for both a 3.5" and 4.5" barrel length guns (both 9mm)? Or am I fine with just using HST 124 grain for both?
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