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Help me choose my carry load #4489289
08/15/17 12:34 PM
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I am torn on what ammo to carry. I need to cycle out my carry loads and I am looking at the following for the next magazine fill. Gun to be carried will be a gen 3 Glock 19:
9bple 115gr +p+
Critical Defense 115gr
Critical Duty 135gr +p
Remington HTP 115gr
Hornady XTP 124gr +p

On a side note, what are everyone's thoughts on the CorBon Pow'r Ball 100gr +p and the Hydrashok 124gr +p+??


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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4489320
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What happened to just buying bullets for a gun?


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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4489336
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I have a lot of ammo that I've picked up over the years on sale/clearance. I'm just trying to use it up. I have a bunch of 165gr .40 for my sig (v crown) that I got from wally world for 5 bucks/20 rounds smile


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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4489340
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Originally Posted By: 2012AccentSE
I am torn on what ammo to carry. I need to cycle out my carry loads and I am looking at the following for the next magazine fill. Gun to be carried will be a gen 3 Glock 19:
9bple 115gr +p+
Critical Defense 115gr
Critical Duty 135gr +p
Remington HTP 115gr
Hornady XTP 124gr +p

On a side note, what are everyone's thoughts on the CorBon Pow'r Ball 100gr +p and the Hydrashok 124gr +p+??


You can see my vote.

Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4489358
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I use Corbon


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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4489367
08/15/17 01:39 PM
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I'm partial to Federal's 9BPLE. It's the old (or maybe still is) Border Patrol issue load and has been effective. The powder has enough anti flash additive that you won't blind yourself when it's dark out too.

It's available for $0.30 a round at SGAmmo: http://www.sgammo.com/site_search?populate=9BPLE

BSW

Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4489381
08/15/17 01:52 PM
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Add all those rounds that you currently own to your end of world/zombie long term storage stash.

Then you go buy some good ammo.

Speer Gold Dot 124+P (in 50 round boxes from LEO dealers)
Federal HST 147 (in 50 round boxes from LEO dealers)
Federal HST 124+P (in 50 round boxes from LEO dealers)

Of the rounds you listed, the only two rounds I would actually load in my gun for defensive use are 9BPLE and Critical Duty 135.

Where to buy the good stuff:
https://www.streichers.com/federal-cartridge-9mm-hst-hp-duty-ammunition
http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/pistol-ammo-sale/9mm-luger-ammo
https://www.bonefroggunclub.com/collections/ammunition
https://www.targetsportsusa.com/federal-le-hst-9mm-ammo-124-grain-jhp-p9hst1-p-3546.aspx
http://ammunitionstore.com/products/9mm-...-round-box.html



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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4489382
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Hornady Critical Defense is what I use.


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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: Donald] #4489388
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Originally Posted By: Donald
What happened to just buying bullets for a gun?


Same thing that happened to "just buying a quart of oil....."


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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4489395
08/15/17 02:09 PM
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Speed Gold Dot 124 gr

Federal HST 124 gr

I bought 1,000 rounds of the Federal here: SG Ammo

I can't use the +P in my wife's Walther CCP (gas blowback system doesn't like the extra pressure), so I've got all regular pressure that cycles well in every potential gun: S&W, G19, G17, Beretta 92, and CCP.

Skip buying carry Ammo in 20 round boxes for crazy prices. Get 1,000 rounds at a good price (and the linked example of $380/1,000 is a GOOD price) and then you can be certain that your gun/magazine/Ammo combination works flawlessly by shooting a couple hundred rounds.

Last edited by Astro14; 08/15/17 02:10 PM.

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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: bubbatime] #4489402
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Originally Posted By: bubbatime
Add all those rounds that you currently own to your end of world/zombie long term storage stash.

Then you go buy some good ammo.

Speer Gold Dot 124+P (in 50 round boxes from LEO dealers)
Federal HST 147 (in 50 round boxes from LEO dealers)
Federal HST 124+P (in 50 round boxes from LEO dealers)

Of the rounds you listed, the only two rounds I would actually load in my gun for defensive use are 9BPLE and Critical Duty 135.

Where to buy the good stuff:
https://www.streichers.com/federal-cartridge-9mm-hst-hp-duty-ammunition
http://www.sgammo.com/catalog/pistol-ammo-sale/9mm-luger-ammo
https://www.bonefroggunclub.com/collections/ammunition
https://www.targetsportsusa.com/federal-le-hst-9mm-ammo-124-grain-jhp-p9hst1-p-3546.aspx
http://ammunitionstore.com/products/9mm-...-round-box.html



Any reason you don't like the majority of the rounds I listed? The HST is a fantastic round, but very hard to find locally.


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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4489403
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So, don't buy local...


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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: Astro14] #4489411
08/15/17 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: Astro14
Speed Gold Dot 124 gr

Federal HST 124 gr

I bought 1,000 rounds of the Federal here: SG Ammo

I can't use the +P in my wife's Walther CCP (gas blowback system doesn't like the extra pressure), so I've got all regular pressure that cycles well in every potential gun: S&W, G19, G17, Beretta 92, and CCP.

Skip buying carry Ammo in 20 round boxes for crazy prices. Get 1,000 rounds at a good price (and the linked example of $380/1,000 is a GOOD price) and then you can be certain that your gun/magazine/Ammo combination works flawlessly by shooting a couple hundred rounds.

I can't see myself spending almost 400 bucks on hollowpoints. I just had a box shipped from SGAmmo with 50 rounds of 9bple for 15 bucks...


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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4489427
08/15/17 02:42 PM
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Your call.

But I think it odd that you're searching for boutique ammunition, looking for the highest performance, and not caring about any sort of reliability test with that Ammo.

So, you plan to trust your life to a single box of ammunition, that you just bought...

But you don't know if it works in your gun?

What did you spend on the gun? A few hundred dollars? Several hundred? Why? Did you want a good one? Reliable one?

But verifying the ammunition performance in that gun isn't worth half the cost of a new gun?

If you're serious about defending yourself with a carry gun, be certain that your ammo choice works, in that gun, with the magazines you'll be carrying.

Further, change out your carry ammo periodically. Put fresh ammo in your magazines and carry that. Don't just load and carry the same box forever. Chamfering a single round over and over can cause reliability issues. Old carry Ammo becomes part of your practice ammo.

Last edited by Astro14; 08/15/17 02:45 PM.

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Re: Help me choose my carry load [Re: 2012AccentSE] #4489434
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Research here. Then find a reliable one for your gun.

I wouldn't choose any that you listed. Federal HST, Speer Gold Dot, and Barnes TAC-XPD are my choices.

Currently have HST 124gr. in my G19 and 150gr. Micro in my G43


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