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Old January 16, 2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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9mm bullet type for P95 Ruger and Glock 19 Gen 4

I have been re-loading a short time now, 38 special cast bullets.
I want to do some 9mm for my Ruger P95 and my son's Glock 19 Gen 4.
Can you recommend a bullet type and weight that will work well with these autos?

I will be using IMR 700-X powder and these rounds will be for range use.

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Old January 16, 2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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700x gets pretty wimpy as you get above 124gr bullets in 9mm which tell you it is running out of steam, so I'd recommend sticking with 115gr and 124gr bullets.

Of things that are actually in stock right now, powder valley has Zero 125gr FMJs which are for 38 super. The 38 super shoots 9mms though so they are completely compatible with regular 124/125gr jacketed load data for the 9mm. Thank the marketing that they are still in stock as many other choices of 9mm bullets are out of stock right now. They are $57 per 500 or $106 per 1000.

Also Natchez has Rainier 124gr 9mm plated flat points bullets in stock as well. $45 per 500 or $90 per 1000.

In a perfect world where everything is in stock I'd recommend Berrys 115gr RN bullets. The price is very hard to beat and they are great bullets.
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Old January 16, 2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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Springfield XDm - I get good results from Berrys 115 grain RNDS, but favorite bullets are Berrys 124 grain in both HBFP and HBRNTP.

I also shoot some 124 grain MO Bullets, but wouldn't recommend shooting cast bullets in your Glock if it has original polygonal barrel.
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Old January 16, 2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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My kicking around 9mm bullet is a no frills 115 grn plated RN.
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Old January 16, 2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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Same as serf- my favorite 9mm bullet is the 124grain Berry's HBFP (or HBRN). Works very well in my P89. They are 7-8 cents a piece. I get them from Berry's directly or from powdervalley.

I do not use 700x though, I use HP38/W231 or preferrably, N320.
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