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oISHUTupNrocKIo
01-23-2010, 04:40
What do you guys carry in your CCW? What do you guys suggest for when I begin to carry? (I will be getting the Glock 26).

Merkavaboy
01-23-2010, 05:04
What I carry in my two G19s and my G26 is the Federal 115JHP+P+ load (product# 9BPLE). Why you may ask? First, it functions flawlessly in my pistols, second it's accurate, third it has a proven street record (Illinois State Police & Border Patrol to name a few who has used it successfully), and lastly I feel that this load has the least possibility of exiting an attacker & to go on to become a down range hazard.

It's quite hard to suggest a defensive load to you without knowing your surroundings and under what circumstances you may have to use your firearm. But I would hazard to tell you to stick with the middle of the road 124 grain JHP, either standard or +P pressure would be fine. Speer Gold Dot, Remington Golden Saber, Federal HST or Winchester Bonded PDX1 should be fine as long as they function 100% in your G26.

That's just my $0.02 worth of opinion.

beforeobamabans
01-23-2010, 10:06
After spending considerable time investigating the whole "best ammo" issue, I came to the conclusion that I would stockpile Ranger and HST. I'm somewhat partial to 'heavy for caliber' so I like these loads in 147 or at least 124-127. I'm currently carrying 127+p+ in my G26 (hot round to compensate for short barrel) and HST 147 in my G17.

fredj338
01-23-2010, 10:25
I like the 124gr+P varieties in the G26. Right now, it's loaded w/ BH 124grXTP. They make 1220fps from the short tube, affordable, accurate, expands well & penetrates deep. There may be "better", but you'll have to measure it w/ calipers.

Bruce M
01-23-2010, 12:19
Winchester Ranger 127 gr +p+ A) its issued B) is said to loose little velocity from short barrels C) is said to be resonably good D) its issued

mteagle1
01-23-2010, 12:45
I like the 124gr+P varieties in the G26. Right now, it's loaded w/ BH 124grXTP. They make 1220fps from the short tube, affordable, accurate, expands well & penetrates deep. There may be "better", but you'll have to measure it w/ calipers.

Is this a verified velocity or are you using factory listings? And does BH mean Black Hills?

fredj338
01-23-2010, 12:46
Winchester Ranger 127 gr +p+ A) its issued B) is said to loose little velocity from short barrels C) is said to be resonably good D) its issued

THis doesn't have the Win 127gr+P+, but gives you an idea what kind of vel loss to expect when going to the sorter bbls.
http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/9mmluger.html

Bruce M
01-23-2010, 14:40
THis doesn't have the Win 127gr+P+, but gives you an idea what kind of vel loss to expect when going to the sorter bbls.
http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/9mmluger.html




Thanks Very interesting reading. I remain intrigued that sometimes a longer barrel can slow down some handgun rounds and mostly they keep getting faster the more barrel there is.

This is what I have read about the Ranger http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/HiPower127Winchester.htm

I can't spell chronograph let alone use one, so anything I know about formal ballistics comes second hand at best.


I will readily admit though the posts from this thread http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1165386
seem to suggest that the specific round may not be nearly as important as we sometimes think. Some of my limited street experience echoes this.

Bruce M
01-23-2010, 14:41
BTW Thats a pretty ugly looking deer that appears to be taking a nap next to you

jlavallee
01-23-2010, 14:45
A couple of years ago I stockpiled some Federal HST in 147 grain after running some personal tests it seemed to work in all my guns, have good expansion, penetration and recoil. I used to run it in my G26 without any issues but these days my primary carry guns are Walther P99's or P99C which is similar to a G26. In every 9mm gun I tried, this loading worked well and zero reliability issues.

I suspect the ranger or Gold Dot would meet your needs too. Like I said, I tried a few different weights and types and the HST 147 seemed the best for me so when I got a somewhat decent price on some I snatched a bunch. I suspect this will be my carry load for quite a few years.

Angry Fist
01-23-2010, 14:51
:whistling: Federal 9BPLE

481
01-23-2010, 16:07
In my Glock 17 (and 19): the 9mm Hornady 147 gr. TAP "CQ" XTP JHP (#90285)

In my HK USP45: the .45ACP Hornady 230 gr. XTP JHP (+P) (#9096)

As for what you should carry; you'll need to make that determination for yourself after researching the choice.

Lotsa contention as to what constitutes "best" and most of that lies upon environmental conditions and personal perception (aka: "confidence").

Good luck.

oISHUTupNrocKIo
01-23-2010, 16:10
Isn't +P+ bad for your Glock barrel? Too much pressure?

Bruce M
01-23-2010, 16:43
Isn't +P+ bad for your Glock barrel? Too much pressure?


I have no doubt that using +p+ ammo exclusively would wear out my Glock faster, including the barrel. That having been said lets say I could expect a life of 50000 rounds of regular ammo(probably conservative) and +p+ ammo reduced its life in half, 25000 rounds. If I scammed half of that from ammo work (incredibly optimistic) so I only had to buy say 12500 rounds of Ranger at lets say fifteen dollars ($15) a box of 50 (maybe slightly optimistic), if my arithmetic is correct, I would have sunk $3750 into ammo to shoot out a gun I have a touch less than 400 into.

cowboy1964
02-02-2010, 21:32
I'd be AMAZED if any pistol, even Glocks, would survive 25,000 rounds of +P+.

conpro
02-04-2010, 12:27
Speer gold dot 124 +p

Eagle22
02-04-2010, 12:59
Federal P40HST1 180gr

clfarr72
02-04-2010, 13:11
Corbon DPX

fredj338
02-04-2010, 14:02
Is this a verified velocity or are you using factory listings? And does BH mean Black Hills?
Shot over my Oehler chronograph. Yeah, it's hot!:supergrin:

oISHUTupNrocKIo
02-04-2010, 16:04
Thanks guys, I've been doing my homework, and shot some of the following ammo out of my buddies G17c:

Federal Hydrashock 124 Gr JHP
Speer Gold Dot 124 Gr +P
Horandy 124 and 147 Gr JHP

Smashy
02-06-2010, 22:42
In my G30, I carry 230-grain Gold Dots. I also had Gold Dots in my G26 when it was my carry gun before I switched to the G30.

ricklee4570
02-07-2010, 08:32
I find it hard to believe that you can get over 1200 fps with a 127 grain bullet out of the G26. If that were the case, then you would acheve 357 Sig ballistics with the same bullet out of the G34. And even greater speeds out of the G17 Longslide.