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Old 01-19-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
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New P938 today. Pick the best personal defense ammo

A new P938 rubber grip BRG followed me home today. Manufacture date of Oct 16, 2012. Came with a 7 round extended magazine and I bought the 6 round flush also. Picked up 3 boxes of personal defense ammo to try. Please rank these in order from best to worst and let me know what you like.

Federal Hydra-shok JHP 124 gr.
Hornady Critical Duty 135 gr. flexlock +P
Winchester Ranger 147 gr. Bonded JHP
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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You have listed them in the order I would probably rank them, although 1&2 are probably equally good.
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Looks about right
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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The Hornady Critical Defense is better than the Critical Duty.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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My Choice

I'm all in on the Hornady!
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:31 PM   #6
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Hornady is my favorite. Federal HS are a close second.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:13 AM   #7
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I've seen these suggestions (not MY list) :

9mm
standard pressure
* Federal 115 grain JHP (9BP) use these or
Winchester Silvertip 115 grain (X9MMSHP) these

high pressure (and best for self defense)
* Cor-Bon 9mm 115 grain +P Jacketed Hollowpoint (DON’T MAKE A HABIT OF THESE)
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Your list is very good. I use Critical defense in my 9 & 45. Federal HST in 40.
I would add Speer Gold dot short barrel HP 124 as useful choice.
For me it is also what is available to get at a halfway reaonable price.
Where I live places all sell the same stuff mostly.
All on your list will do you well.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:08 AM   #9
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My 938 loves 115 grain critical Defense. It performs very well in our unscientific lined up gallon jugs of water shoots as well.
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The critical duty runs through my 938 very well.
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I use 95 gr. DPX which are designed to produce the same ballistics out of a 3" barrel as their 115 gr. ammo. Lately I have become a fan of all copper bullets. They form some wicked sharp petals when they expand rather than the typical mushroom shape of others. Look at the Corbon website for details.


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I use Hornady critical defense in all of my handguns except my 380's. They get a mag full of CorBon's.
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It's funny to hear people talking about what self defense ammo they "like" when they've never actually shot anybody with it.
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It's funny to hear people talking about what self defense ammo they "like" when they've never actually shot anybody with it.
u must be psychic!!
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It's funny to hear people talking about what self defense ammo they "like" when they've never actually shot anybody with it.
I would hazard to say that means it feeds, fires and ejects reliably from their pistol.
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