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eazyrhino
03-05-2011, 17:54
In my area we have as many gun shops as we do churches (just kidding kind of - eight dedicated gun stores in a 20 mile radius). Anyway I've come up short with Hornady critical defense 9mm. no one has it. I'm not fond of ordering off the internet so I settled on Remington Golden Saber. So what do you good folks think of this round 147gr. 9mm. In an earlier post I noted that I wanted the least amount of penetration as possible because I live in a condo. I have lesser caliber of firearms but want to use my g26 as my HD. any info on the golden saber from you folks would be appreciated.

grecco
03-05-2011, 18:07
I use GS for all my carry guns,
I was able to pull a 9mm from a "protean medium"
(Finished off a doe)
It entered the one side and came to rest under the hide of the other.
The bullet mushroomed and held together,
I was impressed.

MrV
03-05-2011, 18:16
Mediocre at best honestly. Whilst conducting my penetration/expansion tests using 5 gallon jugs, the first wrapped in 4 layers of denim, full of water and wet newspaper this round preformed 'okay'.

Out of 5 rounds fired, 4 penetrated. Of those 4, 2 penetrated the 3rd gallon. The five rounds yielded an average expansion of .46, not including two that failed to expand and were clogged by the denim.

TSAX
03-05-2011, 18:22
There is some info on the GS here

http://www.ballistics101.com/9mm.php

phil evans
03-05-2011, 18:23
i use golden sabers in .380 and 9mm.
fill hollow point cavity with silicone caulk to make a round that will penetrate clothing layers without tangling/degrading - similar to critical defense.

JBP55
03-05-2011, 18:39
The HST, Gold Dot, Ranger T, seem to perform better in most tests.

eazyrhino
03-05-2011, 18:42
Thanks TSA good info.

cowboy1964
03-05-2011, 18:55
Heavy-for-caliber (which 147gr is for 9mm) tend to penetrate the most. Probably won't make a huge difference but if that is one of your concerns you might be better off with 115 or 124.

Golden Sabre Bonded is a fantastic round. Right up there with Gold Dot, HST, and Ranger, IMO. It's usually more expensive though and harder to find.

tango44
03-05-2011, 20:58
Golde sabers in 124+p for me!

John Biltz
03-05-2011, 22:55
I've used them before and I'd use them again.

TommyMN
03-06-2011, 05:54
Mediocre at best honestly. Whilst conducting my penetration/expansion tests using 5 gallon jugs, the first wrapped in 4 layers of denim, full of water and wet newspaper this round preformed 'okay'.

Out of 5 rounds fired, 4 penetrated. Of those 4, 2 penetrated the 3rd gallon. The five rounds yielded an average expansion of .46, not including two that failed to expand and were clogged by the denim.

So either they are clogging or drive pretty deep with average expansion. Interesting.

Edmo01
03-06-2011, 11:16
I have 124 grain Golden Sabers in both my G19 & G26.

Edmo

Gunruner1917
03-09-2011, 19:08
I carry 124gr Bonded Golden Sabers. Amazingly accurate. Avoid the 147gr even for reloading as you can't speed it up at safe pressure levels for it to work as designed......Mike

hagar
03-09-2011, 21:36
I don't have a choice, some dufus traded me 500 rounds of 124 grain GS +p Bonded for 400 rounds of FNM 7.62X51 surplus I paid 15 cents a rounds for..:cool: