Choice of Personal Defense Ammo and where you buy it

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by radioflyer, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. radioflyer

    radioflyer Active Member

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    After doing some limited research, I'm looking for personal defense ammo for my SigPro 9mm. So far i'm looking at Speer Gold Dot 124gr and Federal HST 147gr if i can find any.

    What do you guys use and where do you buy it?
     


  2. JohnnyReb

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    Critical Defense

    I carry Hornady Critical Defense 9mm 115 gr FTX, and find it at Academy.
     
  3. newshooter1970

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    +1 for Hornady Critical Defense 115gr. Academy or Carters Country. Thankfully I do not need it often.
     
  4. newshooter1970

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    I have heard about Cor-Bon for defense round, but have not yet tried it.
     
  5. JohnnyReb

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  6. Vellcrow

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    I used to carry 124gr +P Remington Golden Sabers (1180 fps), but I recently switched to 124gr +P Winchester PDX-1 (1200 fps and a bonded round).
     
  7. Big country

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    I carry the Hydra Shocks in my .40 and I like them I hear more and more good things about speer gold dot's every day. I know nothing about the critical defence except that it is suppose to be awesome. Hornady TAP Is a good one I think. But I know the .40 and .45, the 9mm is not my forte.
     
  8. radioflyer

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    what is a "bonded" round?
     
  9. Big country

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    I not 100% on this more like 99% but that is when the copper jacket is Bonded with the lead core. If the two are "bonded" together the jacket is less likely to strip off of the lead core allowing the bullet to hold it's shape and retain more of it's original weight. That is the short answer anyway.
     
  10. navyguy

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    I partial to Federal HST. They are harder to find then hen's teeth though. Second choice is Federal Hydro Shok which is much more available. Also like Gold dots.

    I always go with the heaviest bullet available. 147 for 9mm and 180 for .40.
     

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