Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 51

Thread: 9 mm 124 gr testing

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Palo Alto, CA
    Posts
    3,378
    Feedback Score
    0

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Topeka, KS
    Posts
    1,585
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)
    We have issued the 124gr +P Gold Dot for years, and it has been a VERY successful police duty load for us.
    In 2006 we could not get the Gold Dot so I issued the 124gr +P Ranger-T load, and we found through several OISs that this was also a superb choice for duty/carry.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Palo Alto, CA
    Posts
    3,378
    Feedback Score
    0

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    1,567
    Feedback Score
    0
    What's great is how many good choices there are today.

    Thanks to names like Fackler, Wolberg, McPherson, our own Dr. Roberts, and all the other IWBA guys, the ammo world is a very different place today then it was 30 years ago.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Here and there.....
    Posts
    548
    Feedback Score
    4 (100%)
    Looks as though standard jacket 9mm hollow points are still meeting the FBI minimum penetration through auto glass. Makes me wonder if there is even a need for bonded loads when the regular stuff is doing this well. Also......is there a point to the .40 now since the primary complaint about the 9mm in the late 80s was poor penetration through auto glass?

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Palo Alto, CA
    Posts
    3,378
    Feedback Score
    0
    As noted previously, there is a great thread on this very issue over at LF:

    http://www.lightfighter.net/forum/ba...le-performance

    http://pistol-forum.com/forumdisplay.php?19-Ammunition


  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    639
    Feedback Score
    0
    I saw the post on LF. Great post Doc. I feel very confident in my selection of Winchester 127gr +P+ (RA9TA) ammunition in both my Glock 19 and 26, and the ammunitions performance from both weapons.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    1,567
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by KhanRad View Post
    Looks as though standard jacket 9mm hollow points are still meeting the FBI minimum penetration through auto glass. Makes me wonder if there is even a need for bonded loads when the regular stuff is doing this well. Also......is there a point to the .40 now since the primary complaint about the 9mm in the late 80s was poor penetration through auto glass?
    It's a tough call, and I think Doc has covered it from the different angles. I personally have no use for .40, but if I were back on the streets, making vehicle stops, I might feel differently.

    Bonded vs non-bonded, same thing. With some of the non-bonded rounds doing 90%+ as well as bonded in barriers, and exhibiting better performance in bare gel, I'd only worry about bonded if vehicles were a top concern.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Behind a microscope...
    Posts
    792
    Feedback Score
    0
    Great post.

    One question - do you have any information on the difference between the Winchester 147gr Ranger-T series vs the 147gr Ranger SXTs?

    Most of my carry battery is 124gr +P Gold Dots with some 147gr Golden Sabers for variety, but I aquired a box of the SXTs at some point or another (ordered them online sometime last year, thought they were the Ranger-Ts).

    These aren't the civilian SXTs and they aren't the 8-petal, rather the 6 petal variety, but I have heard less than satisfactory things about the older SXT loads. I'm just not sure if I know how many different iterations of the SXT bullets there have been, and which ones I got my hands on...

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Palo Alto, CA
    Posts
    3,378
    Feedback Score
    0
    Ranger-T is generally good to go, the older SXT variants, not so much...

Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •