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Glock Authority
02-08-2012, 18:20
Hey guys.

Curious what round you all prefer. 115g JHP Winchester Silvertip or 125g JHP Corbon? I'm thinking the Corbon. :supergrin: Sorry for the crappy Iphone pic.

fortyofforty
02-08-2012, 18:23
Are those your only choices?

packinaglock
02-08-2012, 18:25
Are those your only choices?

My first thoughts as well.

barth
02-08-2012, 18:28
Winchester Ranger T-Series 127 gr +P+
Speer Duty GDHP 124 gr +P
Federal HST 124 gr +P
http://bellsouthpwp2.net/s/c/scgunguy/rangercartridgeandbullet.jpg
http://www.themarksman.net/item_photos/large/winchester_ranger_9mm_t_series__127gr__p__2213.jpg
http://www.northwestshootersupply.com/images/products/detail/GoldDotAmmoBeautyShot.5.jpg
http://www.kiesler.com/shop/ProductImages/large%20HST_large.jpg

hotpig
02-08-2012, 18:31
Those Silver tips are older than some of the members on GT.

fortyofforty
02-08-2012, 18:31
Winchester Ranger T-Series 127 gr +P+
Speer Duty GDHP 124 gr +P
Federal HST 124 gr +P

I'd take the Speer first. It's a solid round proven on the streets of New York. If I were allowed to choose for myself, that'd be at or close to the top of my list.

RMTactical
02-08-2012, 18:36
Between the two there, I would use the silvertips, but there are much better, newer, more effective loads out there.

I prefer HST's and Gold Dots in 124gr.

Glock Authority
02-08-2012, 18:42
Are those your only choices?
These are the ones I have ATM along with WWB 115g FMJ. I do plan on getting either the 124g GD or the Federal HST's.

Those Silver tips are older than some of the members on GT.
:rofl:Yeah, I've had them quite a while.

Clay1
02-08-2012, 18:42
Corbon DPX
Speer Gold Dot
Federal HST
Winchester Ranger T
Winchester PDX1

Pick one and be happy

Glock Authority
02-08-2012, 18:44
Between the two there, I would use the silvertips, but there are much better, newer, more effective loads out there.

I prefer HST's and Gold Dots in 124gr.
Really? I always thought that Corbon was a real good round. Maybe a few yrs back I guess. Your choices are mine as well once I get out and get some more.

Glock Authority
02-08-2012, 18:46
Corbon DPX
Speer Gold Dot
Federal HST
Winchester Ranger T
Winchester PDX1

Pick one and be happy
Thanks Clay. Out of those, does anyone have better feed reliability? or are they all pretty reliable?

Glock Authority
02-08-2012, 18:48
Winchester Ranger T-Series 127 gr +P+
Speer Duty GDHP 124 gr +P
Federal HST 124 gr +P
http://www.themarksman.net/item_photos/large/winchester_ranger_9mm_t_series__127gr__p__2213.jpg
http://www.northwestshootersupply.com/images/products/detail/GoldDotAmmoBeautyShot.5.jpg
http://www.kiesler.com/shop/ProductImages/large%20HST_large.jpg
Nice... from the tests I've seen, I'm favoring the GD's and HST's.

RMTactical
02-08-2012, 19:10
Really? I always thought that Corbon was a real good round. Maybe a few yrs back I guess. Your choices are mine as well once I get out and get some more.

In my uneducated opinion, Corbon doesn't penetrate effectively enough in many cases. That is their selling point I believe, but I subscribe to the belief that penetration is needed more than expansion to be most effective at stopping threats.

fortyofforty
02-08-2012, 19:36
A bullet must strike the target and penetrate deeply enough to reach vital organs. Expansion allows for a greater margin of error in shot placement, and also serves to reduce the chance of overpenetration. In terms of choosing a handgun ammunition, make sure it functions in your particular weapon(s) and has adequate accuracy in your particular weapon(s). Believe it or not, the other factors (penetration and expansion) are secondary.

PghJim
02-08-2012, 19:47
Speer 124gr +p
Federal 115gr +p+

Both have a proven performance history.

hi-power man
02-08-2012, 19:59
I'd take the Speer first. It's a solid round proven on the streets of New York. If I were allowed to choose for myself, that'd be at or close to the top of my list.

I agree with fortyofforty. When I CC a 9mm, it's always loaded with Speer GDHP 124 gr +P.

AWESOMO 4000
02-08-2012, 20:02
The 115gr/125gr +P CorBon has the same sort of stellar history as the Federal 9BPLE, Ranger T, etc. Out of a 4.5" Glock/5" Beretta barrel, they commonly clock in the low 1300fps range, essentially giving you a .357 SIG. / 125gr .357 Magnum, with a butt-load of rounds.

Oh I know...it isn't bonded so it sucks, it won't go through a "hard barrier" :upeyes: like a car door (which is not exactly that hard to do...it's TIN), and it might >>GASP<<<....FRAGMENT at some point when shot into a block of jello. THE HORROR!

Many can theorize and surmise how something "might" perform -- the CorBon loads have been proven to work and work exceptionally well for neigh on 30 years.

The aforementioned new-fangled bonded ammo is impressive and works very very well; that just doesn't mean it renders all of the long time proven loads that do and will work obsolete. Any extra fps with a 9mm is never a bad thing -- it's what it was designed around, and in an auto, extra power doesn't hurt if the slide is mucked up with mud, blood, or other garbage.

tobias boon
02-08-2012, 20:44
I shot some of the Ranger bonded 147 grain bullets today. I was impressed with the follow up shot ease, lack of muzzle blast and accuracy. The most accurate I have ever shot with the g19. I shot 2x6's so expansion did and did not happen. Duh. They did not seem to penetrate really any better in the wood but to my eyes seemed to do more exit damage to the ones it passed through and the holes were much cleaner. Shrug...I still have hst's loaded.

cole
02-11-2012, 23:34
I prefer 147>127>124>115. Gold Dot, HST or Ranger. All good.

Brasso
02-12-2012, 17:40
147gr HST is my first pick, followed up by the 124+p HST, then the Gold Dots in same weights.

High Altitude
02-12-2012, 17:52
I have 147g +p HST in both my carry glocks at this time, but it doesn't really matter much to me. I buy what is available at the time of purchase. I would carry ranger/HST/Gold dot in any weight. Place your shots and any of these rounds will work about equal.

fortyofforty
02-12-2012, 17:52
And remember, there is no "magic bullet" and handgun stopping power requires accurate hit after accurate hit until the threat is neutralized. Plan to shoot, shoot, and shoot again, no matter what round you choose.

1smoothredneck
02-12-2012, 20:05
Of those two, Cor-Bon. I prefer their 115 grain load for it's street performance over the years, though. I also like winchester ranger T 127grain +p+ and Speer Gold Dot 124+p.
I have been very impressed by the price and availability of Winchesters' new Bonded PDX1 load of 124grain bonded JHP at +p velocity, but have no idea of actual effectiveness. I would say it would trump the old silvertip design for a cheaper and easier bullet to find, with new technology. I see it a Wal Mart.
Be Safe.

Doc8404
02-12-2012, 20:11
Remington Golden Saber 124gr +P

Glock Authority
02-12-2012, 20:14
Thank you all for the comments. I've got a real good idea what I will go with now. BTW- This ammo is pretty old (6yrs at least), but has been stored properly. Is it still safe to shoot? I'm assuming so.

hotpig
02-12-2012, 20:29
Winchester has not used that box in about 15 years. It is still good ammo unless you stored it in a wet place. 15 years in nothing in the ammo shelf life.

johnniet
02-15-2012, 10:34
Black Hills : 124gr +P ( Red Box ). Good Stuff !

9mmParabellum
02-16-2012, 22:41
I carry Corbon 115gr +P I perfer the light and fast but will not go below 115gr.

I have experience with Federal 115gr +P+

I have in storeage Winchester, Speer GD, Federal 115gr +P+
Federal 124gr +P HST, Corbon DPX 115gr +P

I shot up my Speer GD 124gr +P and Federal Hydra Shok 124gr +P+ a while ago.

Corbon is the hottest I have at 1350fps there are some small PD's within the large Counties that carry this load. With a the shootings I have had the chance to chat with some of the officers who have used this round zero problems.

Two have switched to Corbon DPX because they had to but where fine with the JHP.

It is listed a 91% one shot stops but you have to do your job and hit what you are firing on whatever bullet you chose.

Remember its bullet design also.

CanyonMan
02-17-2012, 08:31
I rarely carry my 9mm G19, but when I do I use the WW PDX1 147gr, OR the Hornady 147gr XTP TAP, OR a 147gr GD Bonded.





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JBP55
02-17-2012, 08:47
Gold Dot 124+P, HST 124+P, Ranger T 124+P.

PghJim
02-17-2012, 09:10
Thank you all for the comments. I've got a real good idea what I will go with now. BTW- This ammo is pretty old (6yrs at least), but has been stored properly. Is it still safe to shoot? I'm assuming so.

Why did you remove the picture?

10-S
02-17-2012, 10:51
I like GD 115g +p+. It's reasonably priced, very accurate & I keep it in my G17, 26 & PM9 for sd. As for recoil, it is no worse than any sd ammo. Try a box for yourself in your handguns. I'm a GD fan whatever the caliber/grain.

pisc1024
02-18-2012, 14:28
Thank you all for the comments. I've got a real good idea what I will go with now. BTW- This ammo is pretty old (6yrs at least), but has been stored properly. Is it still safe to shoot? I'm assuming so.

Six years is not a long time for ammo storage. The military routinely shoots much older stuff in much larger calibers. I have shot 30year old 50BMG AP from M107's before with no problems.

CanyonMan
02-18-2012, 17:02
Six years is not a long time for ammo storage. The military routinely shoots much older stuff in much larger calibers. I have shot 30year old 50BMG AP from M107's before with no problems.


This is right on...^^^



My Father in law ( dead now) had some old Sears #6 SG shells in his "ammo storage closet" cool and dry for over 25 years or so, and he used one or two every year I guided him on turkey hunts when they drove out to the ranch. He gave me a handful one day (long story) I had them long after his death, and that would have made them 35 + years old, and I used one or two a year on turkeys over the years, and saved one, "for 'memory sake'." ha.

Ammo will last a long long time if kept dry and even room temp or so...









CM