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Old 09-05-2010, 11:40   #1
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Best HP ammo for Glock 26

I am carrying my glock 26 in the woods. Yes I know it's not the best for that.

What is the best 9mm HP ammo for this?

I've been looking at the speer gold dot 147 gr - do you need to use their short barrel HP ammo in the 26?

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:44   #2
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Cant go wrong with the gold dot's
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:45   #3
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Gold Dot, HST, PDX1, Ranger T in 124/127/147.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:53   #4
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I am carrying my glock 26 in the woods. Yes I know it's not the best for that.

What is the best 9mm HP ammo for this?
Ammo for shooting trees? Anything that'll feed.

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Old 09-05-2010, 17:29   #5
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I was impressed with Stephen Camps writings on G26 velocities

I would provide the direct link but not sure I can with the new rules but his website is http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/

And particually with the Ranger 127+P+ staying in the 1246 fps range.

He also showed that the DPX 115 +P averaged about 1181 fps.

I am cool with shooting the 127 Rangers out of the gun as of now.
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Old 09-05-2010, 17:40   #6
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Any Premium JHP ammo is fine. I'd go with +P or +P+ ammo. Look at the manufacturer's specs, as not all ammo is created equally. Within a given weight, go with the greatest muzzle velocity.

I use Federal HST 147-gr +P but it's not easy to find.
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Old 09-05-2010, 17:52   #7
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I mostly carry Gold Dots and Golden Sabers in my G19. I find 115's to be too snappy and find 124 and 147s to be more accurate. If I can find +P, I'll carry it.
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Old 09-05-2010, 18:05   #8
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Ranger T 127 +p+ is what i carry in my G26
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Old 09-05-2010, 18:07   #9
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I was impressed with Stephen Camps writings on G26 velocities

I would provide the direct link but not sure I can with the new rules but his website is http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/

And particually with the Ranger 127+P+ staying in the 1246 fps range.

He also showed that the DPX 115 +P averaged about 1181 fps.

I am cool with shooting the 127 Rangers out of the gun as of now.
If the Ranger 127+P+ is doing 1246FPS out of a G-26, use that IF you can control it and make follow up shots because chances are, what ever is in the woods that will coming for you will probably require something a bit more than 9mm. will afford you I'd think. The Ranger out of a 26 probably has a lot of "pop" but I've never ran them through a 26 so I can only surmise. Of course, God forbid it's something like a bear or something, maybe a 147gr. is in order just on account of penetration. An XTP maybe? On the matter of the 147gr. Gold Dot, I like the fact that it's bonded and won't (shouldn't) lose its jacket. Do you have to use short barrel ammo in the 26? No. The bullet design is tweaked for optimal performance in the velocity the short barrel provides though in the case of the GD short barrel offerings.
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Old 09-05-2010, 18:24   #10
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Old 09-05-2010, 21:45   #11
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Mostly Gold Dot 124 +P. In the woods typically stick with .357 round in a revolver.
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Old 09-05-2010, 22:07   #12
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Old 09-05-2010, 22:22   #13
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Wondering what's in your woods? If your worried bout BG's I personally like the Critical Defense loads. Not saying it's the best, just throwing another premium round out there for you to research.
If your woods contain mean four-legged critters I would rethink my choice of caliber. But if there is a viable reason that you have to carry a short barrel 9mm I would suggest handloading some hard cast with high velocities.
By the way I love the 26. Just don't want to use it to defend myself against something that would like to eat me.
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Old 09-05-2010, 23:30   #14
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:17   #15
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:53   #17
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In the woods, I'd go with 147gr Golddots.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:17   #18
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When I am in the woods I carry FMJ. The only time I load up with hollow points is when over penetration is a concern for safety reasons.

For hunting and self defense in the woods I want to make the largest exit wound that I can. I am carrying the RWS stuff for my nine and I usually carry Sellier and Bellot in .45.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:21   #19
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Gold Dot 124 +P for me.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:27   #20
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gold dot 147gr for me, but in the woods its winchester nato's 124gr.
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When I am in the woods I carry FMJ. The only time I load up with hollow points is when over penetration is a concern for safety reasons.

For hunting and self defense in the woods I want to make the largest exit wound that I can. I am carrying the RWS stuff for my nine and I usually carry Sellier and Bellot in .45.
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gold dot 147gr for me, but in the woods its winchester nato's 124gr.
For me I would rather have FMJ in the woods. Some nice hot loads to boot. I would prefer a bigger round but the 26 would do the job more then likely. When your worried about skull penetration I wouldnt trust rounds that are questionable about heavy clothes penetration.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:49   #22
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Goldot 124+P, hard to get 50 round boxes but check the web!
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:19   #23
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For woods carry, if the largest thing you expectto encounter is a man or wild dog, any 124gr+PJHP would work for me. If there is even a remote chance to encounter a bear, you'ld best becarrying more gun or at least FMJ.
A true story recently told in Handloader mag has a ranger bouncing 4 125grJHP from a 357mag off a bears skull w/ little affect. I had a LEO buddy of mine bounce a 40/165grGD off a pitbulls head once. Food for thought.
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Old 09-06-2010, 23:21   #25
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Cliffs of link:
-The G26 has a 3.5" barrel which does not put it in the short barrel territory.
-You do not need the Gold Dot SB ammo.
-Pick anything from the list.

Read all of this:
http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_De..._FAQ/index.htm
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In my opinion:
-A round traveling too fast or too slow will not expand properly. Too fast and it fragments or the petals fold back and it effectively becomes a FMJ. Too slow and it partially or does not expand.

-The slow 147gr ammo will experience a lower percentage loss of velocity compared to faster, say 115gr, rounds in a shorter barrel than it was designed to be fired from (9mm ammo usually tested in 4" barrels). This means a 147gr round traveling slower than it was designed will have a greater chance of operating within its ideal velocity envelope than the faster round assuming the fast and slow bullets have the same ideal velocity range.

-I've never seen any data on any bullet's ideal expansion velocity range. For example, a 147gr Gold Dot bullet from factory travels at about 980 fps but the window of operation for that bullet could be 900-1100 fps or something.
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