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Old September 17, 2018, 05:39 PM   #26
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Old September 17, 2018, 06:24 PM   #27
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Go to Luckygunner and look thru their testing and make your own choice.

https://www.luckygunner.com/labs/sel...llistic-tests/
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Old September 17, 2018, 07:40 PM   #28
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I like to shoot and carry the 124 gr XTP's.

Reload using the 124 XTP's, to duplicate the carry ammo.
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Old September 17, 2018, 10:51 PM   #29
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Thanks guys for the opinions. I'll be carrying them in probably a Ruger LC9. I wanted a Kimber Micro9 but I can't justify the cost... Anyway I'm going to make up pick up one in the next week or two...

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Old September 18, 2018, 07:57 AM   #30
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Remember, Speer and Federal are now owned by the Vista Outdoors. Same company.

Interesting example of similarities between the two. Speer .223 Gold Dot is the same bullet construction as the new Federal Fusion .223. Crazy world. Vista Outdoors owns almost all bullets in the US with the exclusion of Tula, Remington/Barnes, Hornady, and a few of the smaller manufactures they haven't gobbled up.

9mm bee's knees is the HST.
Ranger T 147gr has at times been test as penetrating too much and not opening up.
Gold Dot lagging behind the HST, when Speer was owned by ATK, went into a revision with the Gold Dot G2.
XTP as defined by Hornady (X for extreme, where extreme is referenced for it's penetration) doesn't open up large the other hollow points. That's why you see XTP rounds in hunting rounds (ie 10mm) and the FTX in the personal defense line.

HST always lands at 17" or under fully expanded.
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Old September 18, 2018, 09:34 PM   #31
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As I recall Corbon used to be considered the best but I haven't carried a 9 in a long time. What is considered top grade defensive ammo these days?

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I still carry Federal Hydro-shocks. I use to carry Winchester Silvertips back in the 80s and then switched to Hydro-shocks.
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