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Old April 27, 2011, 06:13 PM   #1
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best defense ammo 9x18 makarov?

What ammo do you use in your 9x18 caliber pistol for defense? I know there arent too many options out there so I was just wondering what you use in yours? Thanks
i bet those unarmed innocents who have been killed by someone with a gun, wish they had a gun to shoot back with.
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Old April 27, 2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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The old Silver Bear 115gr load is good if you can still find them. Otherwise I like the Hornady XTP 9x18mm load.
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Old April 27, 2011, 07:11 PM   #3
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Hornady XTP
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Old April 27, 2011, 07:22 PM   #4
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Another vote for Hornady XTP
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Old April 27, 2011, 08:00 PM   #5
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I also use silverbear jhp.
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Old April 27, 2011, 08:10 PM   #6
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It may be in short supply for a while, but I would give this my nod. I'll be watching for it.
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Old April 27, 2011, 08:42 PM   #7
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I use Wolf hardball.
Your lawyerfied domestic ammo is loaded to 9mm kurz pressures.
In fact so is the imported Russian stuff.
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Old April 27, 2011, 08:56 PM   #8
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Old April 28, 2011, 11:24 AM   #9
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Silverbear JHP.
(i bought all 15 boxes that a VA dealer had on the shelf for 8.oo each. - both of us were PLEASED!)

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Old April 28, 2011, 12:18 PM   #10
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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the Buffalo Bore 115gr +P load.

Seems to be the best 9x18 SD load out there right now.
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