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    9mm SD round

    Federal decided to stop making my favorite carry round so I am on the hunt for a new round. What are you guys running? And why do you have confidence in that round? TIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Federal decided to stop making my favorite carry round so I am on the hunt for a new round. What are you guys running? And why do you have confidence in that round? TIA
    What were you carrying before?

    I have shot numerous SD rounds and for reliability and great performance the 124gr HST are my go to.

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    Federal TB 135+p LE9T5 Kind of leaning towards a bonded round again. Its been a few years since I researched 9mm rounds and was just curious what you guys are using...
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    Have you looked at the Lehigh rounds? I'm not a ballistics nerd, but they seem to get very good reviews in testing. I grabbed 200 rounds during their last sale and will see how they run in the night stand gun.

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    Gold Dot or Winchester Ranger T-Series

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    Federal HST 147

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    Quote Originally Posted by tact View Post
    Federal HST 147
    This. Exactly this.
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    Thanks guys! Will definitely look into those.

    Lehigh
    Gold dots
    Ranger- RA9T
    RA9B
    PDX-1
    HST 147g

    The wife just told me she has a case of the 147g HST's stashed away...
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    Any round with a bonded jacket will do. I like 124gr +P Gold Dots. 9mm was originally designed around a 124gr bullet so it just makes sense to me. Just make sure to fire a bunch of them in your actual carry gun to make sure it runs well, but I'm sure you know that

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    And check out the Police Trade-In Ammo deals from Recoil Gunworks: https://www.recoilgunworks.com/trade-ammo-c-32_213.html

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    Department uses 147gr Gold Dots. We did an extensive ammo test a few years back and the 147 was the best combo of penetration and expansion. I used to carry 124gr Gold Dots, but now also carry 147gr Gold Dots. I still have a supply of Federal HSTs

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    Department uses 147gr Gold Dots. We did an extensive ammo test a few years back and the 147 was the best combo of penetration and expansion. I used to carry 124gr Gold Dots, but now also carry 147gr Gold Dots. I still have a supply of Federal HSTs
    How much difference was there with 124 s 147?

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    The 147 is gonna go through a modest barrier and still have enough chug to make hole for blood to escape. Example: a 124 gr hp loses more of it's power going through a hollow core door compared to a similar 147 gr boolit. Theres a video floating around of a Carhart jacket stopping a 9 mm (probably 115 gr Blazer or worse).
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    147 HSTs preferred for me for the reasons Joelski stated. That said, Iím not going to waste my Speer and Ranger on paper. I think the difference is between verry good and a little extra very good.

    Just donít load 158 g in your Glock 26. I like them in my 7+Ē Evo and Ar 9 suppressed, but big no-no in sub-compact barrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uffdaphil View Post
    147 HSTs preferred for me for the reasons Joelski stated. That said, Iím not going to waste my Speer and Ranger on paper. I think the difference is between verry good and a little extra very good.

    Just donít load 158 g in your Glock 26. I like them in my 7+Ē Evo and Ar 9 suppressed, but big no-no in sub-compact barrels.
    That's odd; Federal puts out a 150 gr HST they claim is optimal for compact guns. Is it a feeding issue?
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