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LEAD
06-09-2010, 10:01
I know there are companies making ammunition specifically intended for guns with shorter barrels, but are there standard loadings that perform equally well or better?

Specifically I'm talking a glock model 26 and would Gold dot short barrel ammo be ideal, or maybe something standard like the Ranger T, Federal HST, or COR-BON?

Any Chrono information from sub-compact models would be great.

Thanks for your input.

Cajun Man
06-09-2010, 21:32
I'd say 124gr. +P Gold Dots.

BadAndy
06-10-2010, 06:39
My 124gr +P Gold Dots averaged 1211 fps through my XD 9sc.

beforeobamabans
06-10-2010, 06:51
You are going to lose only 35-50 fps/inch of barrel which is not really significant but can be made up with just about anyones +p.

cowboy1964
06-10-2010, 08:21
My 124gr +P Gold Dots averaged 1211 fps through my XD 9sc.

At what distance was the chrono?

BadAndy
06-10-2010, 13:35
At what distance was the chrono?

5 yards.

LEAD
06-11-2010, 09:57
You are going to lose only 35-50 fps/inch of barrel which is not really significant but can be made up with just about anyones +p.

This is more or less what I assumed, in which case +p+ would be even better I would think, but might that be just extra powder that doesn't fully burn?

tyger006
06-12-2010, 08:24
I know there are companies making ammunition specifically intended for guns with shorter barrels, but are there standard loadings that perform equally well or better?

Specifically I'm talking a glock model 26 and would Gold dot short barrel ammo be ideal, or maybe something standard like the Ranger T, Federal HST, or COR-BON?

Any Chrono information from sub-compact models would be great.

Thanks for your input.

Barnes DPX bullets in Corbon ammo are supposed to perform well out of shorter barrels. Haven't tried them myself. I have used primarily HST or Hydrashocks in my subs with great results.

dougader
06-12-2010, 09:23
I use Federal HST 124 grain +P in a G26.

A 10-shot string averaged 1147 fps with an Extreme Spread of 40 fps.

Shot into gallon water jugs they expand like this:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d132/dougader/FCHST147jhpfromG26.jpg

ColCol
06-12-2010, 15:08
About 15-20 years ago I made an expansion test with several then popular bullets for the 45 (as shown). I was and still am impressed with the old Black Talon and 200 gr Speer bullet. there are equals today but to me, none better.

Testing media-just plain wet phone books. Not 9mm but it just seemed like a good place to show.

tyger006
06-12-2010, 15:20
About 15-20 years ago I made an expansion test with several then popular bullets for the 45 (as shown). I was and still am impressed with the old Black Talon and 200 gr Speer bullet. there are equals today but to me, none better.

Testing media-just plain wet phone books. Not 9mm but it just seemed like a good place to show.


Thanks for posting the pics! Nice info.

LEAD
06-12-2010, 15:45
Good information guys, thanks.

Tyger006 thanks for the advice, I have a few DPX rounds that I carry in my BHP, maybe it'd be a good call to switch them into the 26 then I could test a mag worth and have the other half of the box to carry.

jdavionic
06-12-2010, 15:46
I carry Hornady CD in my sub-compact 9mm.

glocknbruce
06-12-2010, 17:44
I use Ranger +p+ 127 grain in my G19, i bet that would be a great load in the little G26

tyger006
06-12-2010, 20:15
Good information guys, thanks.

Tyger006 thanks for the advice, I have a few DPX rounds that I carry in my BHP, maybe it'd be a good call to switch them into the 26 then I could test a mag worth and have the other half of the box to carry.

No problem.

It makes some sense that a bullet designed to penetrate more than average should penetrate well despite the somewhat reduced velocity produced by the subcompact's shorter barrel. But as I said before, I have no personal experience with them.