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dreis454
10-27-2010, 09:17
I just picked up a Beretta PX4 Storm subcompact.
Before this I only had .45 caliber in my safe so I need to know which 9mm self defense HP is best for a 3" barrel gun.

I have some 124gr HSTs on the way (not +p)
I was also looking at the Gold Dot 'short barrel' ammo 124+p

Which is best?

JBP55
10-27-2010, 09:31
I just picked up a Beretta PX4 Storm subcompact.
Before this I only had .45 caliber in my safe so I need to know which 9mm HP is best for a 3" barrel gun.

I have some 124gr HSTs on the way (not +p)
I was also looking at the Gold Dot 'short barrel' ammo 124+p

Which is best?


HST and Gold Dot in 124/124+P are both very good rounds. Make sure your round of choice functions properly in Your gun.

Kalmah
10-27-2010, 19:39
Rangers, HST's, Gold Dots, Golden Sabers... I doubt a bad guy on the receiving end would be able to tell a difference between any of them. The "best" is whichever load functions the most reliably out of your gun.

G26S239
10-28-2010, 02:49
I normally use 115 +P+, 124 +P and 127 +P+ in my 9mms and don't normally go for the heavy loads. But I do have an MK9 and on the theory that heavy = less velocity loss in 3" tube I use 147 grain P9HST2 load from Federal. It is supposed to be a pretty good load so I reserve it for my shorty 9 since I only have 90 + out of my original 150 of them.

BTW congrats on getting your Beretta.

cole
10-28-2010, 03:19
Rangers, HST's, Gold Dots, Golden Sabers... I doubt a bad guy on the receiving end would be able to tell a difference between any of them. The "best" is whichever load functions the most reliably out of your gun.

Agreed. I prefer 147gr because I prefer heaviest-by-caliber.