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conpro
01-03-2012, 11:53
I am going shopping for ammo, i have a glock 26 and was wondering which is a better ccw round the speer gold dot 114 gr or the 147 grain or the federal hydroshock.

dkf
01-03-2012, 12:22
Speer Gold Dot 124gr but other weights will work also the 124gr is one of the most popular and works very well. Avoid any weight of the Hydro Shok, its a design that never really worked so great when it was introduced decades ago. Federal HST however is top notch.

Quarter Tank
01-03-2012, 12:34
get 147gr in both GD and HST

also look get your hands on some Ranger T in 147gr too.

backcast88
01-03-2012, 13:03
I like 147+p HST the best and and a close second is 147 HST and Gold Dots. I am heavy for caliber and tend to shoot better with heavier bullets. Winchester recomends 147 grain bullets out of shorter barrel guns so that works for me.

tsmo1066
01-03-2012, 13:17
My personal preference is the 124 +P GDHP, but the Gold Dots and HSTs will serve you well in 147 grain as well.

collim1
01-03-2012, 14:56
Would be fine wither HST, Ranger, or Gold Dot. I have never cared for Hydroshock.

Zombie Steve
01-03-2012, 15:08
Hydra shoks aren't that bad...loaded pretty hot and I've found them to be very accurate. However, I've shot a lot of them since the early 90's and the only ones I've found to expand reliably were the 230 grain .45 auto's.

I'd point you towards the 124 grain +P Gold Dots in this case. Really a whole new generation of hollow point design compared to the Hydra Shok.

As mentioned, the HST's are the new premium hollow point from Federal (very good too).

Tiro Fijo
01-03-2012, 15:14
If you're going to use these in the Glock G26 I'd get the specialized Speer 124 gr. + Short Barrel load.

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=CC23611

Metal_Tiger
01-03-2012, 15:19
I go with Federal HST 147gr.

Check out TNOUTDOORS9 on YouTube. He carries a G19 and has done extensive vidseo testing of different commercial ammo in different media. He demonstrates the destructiveness of the HST - its a super cartridge in the 9mm.

Not new news but seeing it in action puts a whole different spin on things.

DWARREN123
01-03-2012, 15:34
I would suggest you get some of each and see which works best/you like best. Not all firearms even of the same brand and model like the same ammo. :supergrin:

barth
01-03-2012, 16:28
Would be fine wither HST, Ranger, or Gold Dot. I have never cared for Hydroshock.

+1.
People, including me, talk a lot about velocity and weight.
Truth is, high quality, high tech, SD bullet in any weight, +P or not, is fine.
Reliable in your gun, and being proficient with that round, is more important.

Not in any particular order:
Federal HST
Speer GDHP
Winchester Ranger T-Series

Are arguably some of the best SD ammo available today in any caliber.

packinaglock
01-03-2012, 17:15
My personal preference is the 124 +P GDHP, but the Gold Dots and HSTs will serve you well in 147 grain as well.

Same here.

jwhite75
01-03-2012, 17:17
The 124 gr GD shoots VERY well out of my wifes 26 and my P228. Thats the one I'd go with.

CATATOMIC
01-03-2012, 17:29
124 +p Gold Dot

Roering
01-04-2012, 10:11
I think both would serve you well. Most people around here like the gold dots.

Brad55102
01-10-2012, 19:23
You're gana have a tough time picking a BAD Gold dot or HST, no matter what gr you pick

jhon
01-18-2012, 06:44
I would go with the 124 gr Gold Dot +P. Defently use the +p on a gun with a 3in barrel or shorter. There are several LE Agency's that use the 124gr and is street proven.