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Old 01-01-2010, 20:39   #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, 20:42   #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, 20:43   #3
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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, 20:43   #4
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124gr Speer Gold Dot HP +P, or +P+ if you can find either.
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Old 01-01-2010, 20:43   #5
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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, 20:44   #6
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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 01-01-2010, 20:47   #7
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I like the Corbon Powrball and Gold dot. Why did you change guns?
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Old 01-01-2010, 20:48   #8
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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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Old 01-01-2010, 20:49   #9
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Old 01-01-2010, 20:49   #10
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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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Old 01-01-2010, 20:51   #11
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Federal 115 gr JHP +p+ (#9BPLE) or 115 gr JHP (#9BP)
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Old 01-01-2010, 20:54   #12
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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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I carry Federal EFMJ in my G19C...the 124gr +P:
http://www.ammoman.com/40_EP_DESC.htm
http://www.streichers.com/ProductDet...D&Prod=FC-9EX1


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Old 01-01-2010, 21:00   #14
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Shot placement, shot placement, shot placement.....guys get WAY too hung up on this topic to the point that the uneducated and untrained begin to rely solely on internet information to defend themselves. Practice your ass off with that G19 and carry some good name brand hollow points. A certain type of bullet isn't going to make a lick of difference when you're scrambling for your gun and for cover, only to blindly squeeze the trigger in the direction of the actor. Having the proper mindset to counter the threat and establishing good form and muscle memory when reacting to a hostile situation will go much further than having the "coolest" or "best" SD ammo in your mags. Subject closed.

To echo what someone previously said, run a few boxes through your gun to ensure feeding reliability.
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:10   #15
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Glocks have made their reputation on being outstanding combat pistols. According to Glock they are set up for any quality +P ammunition. NATO FMJ has been very effective for our military in the sand box from 1991. Don't get hung up on ammo and internet speculation. We won a few wars before hollow point ammunition was even thought of.
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Any of the top dog ammunition manufacturers hollow points will be fine.

Too many people get too mixed up by the numbers. A bad guy isn't going to keep running toward you just because the bullet has +/- 10 lbs ft of energy over another brand.

Buy a couple brands, shoot a box or two of them, and once you trust them and shoot them well, Stick with it. No need to keep trying all types of self defense ammunition. It's definitely not cheap practice ammunition
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:14   #17
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I think that any defensive round by any major manufacturer would serve you well. That being said, I carry Federal HST II 147 gr. I am a firm believer that heavy and slow trumps light and fast, and I believe that ballistics testing will support me in this.

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Old 01-01-2010, 21:34   #18
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Ranger +P+ SXT or T series or Federal 9BPLE +P+. My top two choices....
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:44   #19
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Ranger +P+ SXT or T series or Federal 9BPLE +P+. My top two choices....
Yes, good choices. I also recommend Federal HST and Hornady TAP.
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:50   #20
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I'm partial to Federal HST 147g +P in my Kahr PM9.
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:56   #21
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9MM Social Ammo??

I am in the Cor-Bon +P 9MM DPX box having just left the Federal Hydro's box. All work great and function 100%. Same for my other calibers....
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:58   #22
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I personally lover Speer Gold Dot.
Yup +p for me.
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Old 01-01-2010, 21:59   #23
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Another +1 for Federal HST 147gr or Federal 9BPLE. The former is my personal carry round, while the latter is in my duty weapon. Both excellent, accurate reliable rounds.

I agree that if you do your part, pretty much ANY modern defensive load in 9mm will do it's thing and drop someone like a sack of crap.

I would also like to extend a thumbs up to Buildwonder for the excellent post. Shot placement, shot placement, shot placement. Practice your ass off and stay proficient - shooting is a perishable skill.
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the heaviest bullet for caliber is my preference for a defensive round...
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Old 01-01-2010, 22:04   #25
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ditto. you must also like deep holes. ya notice some guys do and some don't? I've wondered why.
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