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Old 01-01-2010, 21:39   #1
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ideal 9mm ammo for personal protection

I recently made the change from 45 acp (Kimber Ultra) to 9mm (G19) for my CCW. I am very happy with my new G19 for CCW. What is the best option for ammo?
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:42   #2
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There is so much out there. I just use Fiocchi 124 gr Hollow Points.
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:54   #3
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One of the best of the more commonly available ammunition would be Speer Gold Dot 124 grain +P. Another option available from Cabelas is Winchester® Supreme Elite Bond PDX1 which is also 124 grain +P. Beyond that, Corbon makes some good stuff as well especially in their DPX line. Good luck with that 19, I have two myself and love them!
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Old 01-02-2010, 18:13   #4
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One of the best of the more commonly available ammunition would be Speer Gold Dot 124 grain +P.
This is what I carry.
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:43   #5
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I personally lover Speer Gold Dot.

Any of the premium brands are great. Whatever you decide to go with make sure you run a box or 2 through the G19 before making it your carry ammo just for reliability concerns.

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Old 01-01-2010, 22:58   #6
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I personally lover Speer Gold Dot.
Yup +p for me.
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:43   #7
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124gr Speer Gold Dot HP +P, or +P+ if you can find either.
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You can't really go wrong with any of the modern name brand hollow points. That being said I like Cor-bon Pow'r ball.
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:44   #9
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I like Winchester Ranger in any flavor, but like Robin said there are a lot of them out there.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:50   #10
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I like Winchester Ranger in any flavor, but like Robin said there are a lot of them out there.

I agree completely, they rock!!
I also agree to test them out a few mags worth before commeting to carry them.
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I like the Corbon Powrball and Gold dot. Why did you change guns?
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Why did you change guns?
Duh, Kimber to Glock! Maybe he wants to come home from a gunfight alive.
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Why did you change guns?
The Kimber is a great gun IMHO and one that I will continue to shoot. I was happy with it and then one day I shot a Glock and discovered I had tighter groups with the Glock (was a mind blower for me). That lead me to looking for the right Glock for me (G30, G30SF, G36, G26, G19) and the G19 fit my hand perfectly (and tight groups).
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They're alot of options out there, I bought what was available. Speer gold dot 124+p. Bought several boxes. When I run out I'll look for the same but won't sweat it if I cant find the speer.
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Ranger T in any cal (357 SIG & 45 ACP) here
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Federal 115 gr JHP +p+ (#9BPLE) or 115 gr JHP (#9BP)
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Ranger T in any cal (357 SIG & 45 ACP) here
I'll second that.
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I recently made the change from 45 acp (Kimber Ultra) to 9mm (G19) for my CCW. I am very happy with my new G19 for CCW. What is the best option for ammo?
There is no such thing as an "ideal" bullet in any caliber.

Magic bullets do not exist.

As has been said above, go with a high-quality JHP in a weight that makes you the most confident.
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Magic bullets do not exist.
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Originally Posted by 481 Caliber Corner
Magic bullets do not exist.



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Caliber Corner

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Ha! Now, that is funny!!!

Yeah, there is one in every crowd. You got me with that one. Nice job.


In all seriousness, I'd encourage the OP (and anyone else for that matter) interested in selecting SD ammunition to read Duncan MacPherson's book, "Bullet Penetration".

In a "nutshell", he recommends (on page 298) selecting a JHP*:

- in the heaviest practical bullet weight available for the caliber chosen
- with a velocity of not less than 800 fps and not more than 1,000 fps
- that offers penetration of ~14 inches (eg: in calibrated 10% ordnance gelatin)

*Think factory spec. .45 ACP 230 gr. JHP @ ~850 fps, .40 S&W 180 gr. JHP @ ~950 fps and 9x19 147 gr. JHP @ ~975 fps.

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