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Thread: Best 9x19 grain for Glock pistols?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T2C View Post
    Which defensive cartridge do you prefer?
    I get issued defensive ammo. I havent been issued anything ive been dissatisfied with, so I just carry what Im issued. In my career it's been 180 grn HST .40, 230 grn +P HST .45, 124 grn +P Gold Dot 9mm, and 147 grn Ranger One 9mm.

    All have shown to be performers in gunfights and would carry any of them without question. We were a bit apprehensive of the Ranger One at first as I believe we are the first major department to use it. But it's proving itself.
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    124g gold dot and 124g nato is what I use

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST911 View Post
    Weight is just weight, gets too much consideration, and is only one of many variables in play.

    See also: "what weight is most accurate", "what weight is most reliable", "my gun doesn't work with <weight>", trajectory matching of weights
    This. I use gold dot 147gr, but ill use anything off docgkr's list.

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    Not sure why the question is Glock specific. 124 Gr +P GDHP is the 9mm defensive ammo I settled on for my G19, G17, and other 9mm pistols.

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    Federal HST 147gr +P. The standard pressure version is also doable since it appears they don't make the +P one anymore.

    I have to laugh......25 years ago I wouldn't touch a 147gr 9mm load. Hell, I was a .40 (at a minimum) fan back then. Modern bullet design has it's merits.
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    My wife gets limp-wrist failures on lighter weights with the Glock 19.3 that is our nightstand gun, so I use 147gr Gold Dots (and the corresponding 147gr Speer Lawman for training). I use the same in my carry gun so I donít have to stock multiple types of ammo. Not a great reason, but there it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sproc View Post
    My wife gets limp-wrist failures on lighter weights with the Glock 19.3 that is our nightstand gun, so I use 147gr Gold Dots (and the corresponding 147gr Speer Lawman for training). I use the same in my carry gun so I donít have to stock multiple types of ammo. Not a great reason, but there it is.
    Nah, thats a pretty good reason. FWIW, Gen 4-5 9mm Glocks have a noticeably smaller grip circumference than Gen 3 ones.
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    Currently I'm using Federal HST +P 124gr. I just got some Lehigh Defense 90gr Extreme Defense ammo. Going to hit the range and see how it cycles through my MR920. May end up switching to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    No penetration issues due the lighter weight?

    I like the 68 gr Underwood, too.

    But after that I like a 147 gr bullet pushed hard to maximize expansion and penetration. (Underwood makes a 147 gr Gold Dot +p+)
    No penetration issues at all.

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    Bill Wilson was so impressed with Leighi Defense performance he bought the company and he is on record as carrying in his 9mm Leighi Defense

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