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    I use Sigs 365 9mm Ammo in my Sig 365. Its suppose to be calibrated/matched to the gun. https://www.sigsauer.com/9mm-115gr-e...365-jhp-1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoni View Post
    After watching MAC's video on Underwood Extreme Defense in 380, I was so impressed with how the round worked that the 9mm +p 68 grain Extreme Defender is now in my Glock 26 as well as all my 9mm guns.
    I ordered some to try out myself. (68 gr +P) Will chronograph from my HKP30SK 3.3 inch and Beretta Cx4 16 inch & report back.

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    Generally speaking the 147gr will lose less velocity than the lighter but faster loads when the barrel gets shorter. I use the 147gr +P HST for my 9mm handguns, regardless of barrel length. Once the +P version runs out (I think they stopped making them) I have the standard pressure 147gr HST's as next-in-line.

    I remember back in the 90's and early 2000's when 9mm 147gr loads flat-out sucked. With the advancements in bullet technology, IMHO the 147gr is the way to go. HST's and Ranger's have the weight and sectional density to penetrate deeply yet still expand well. The best of both worlds. Then you factor in less recoil (not as "snappy") and it's win-win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    I ordered some to try out myself. (68 gr +P) Will chronograph from my HKP30SK 3.3 inch and Beretta Cx4 16 inch & report back.
    I tried out the Underwood Defense 68 gr +p ammo.
    No over pressure signs. Fed fine through the HK P30SK.

    I ran ten rounds over my Pro Chrony at about 10-15 ft. It was about 65 degrees.

    High: 1749
    Low: 1707
    Avg: 1726
    ES: 42
    Sd: 14

    Pretty damn good, huh!?

    Point of impact didnt seem to be any different than 124 gr fmj ammo. Hows that? I dunno. Accuracy was fine. Recoil & blast not notable.

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    Oh, I tried to feed some through my new AP-5. Nah, it fed a couple and chocked on a couple more. I expect my CX4 carbine to feed them fine.

    But the four I measured through the 9 in? Barrel were just over 2000 fps. Nice.

    The AP5 ran perfectly on fmj and 147 gr Fiocchi JHP. Even Win USA white box.
    Last edited by Ron3; 02-15-22 at 17:16.

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    Gold dot 147gr
    Hst 147 gr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cagemonkey View Post
    I use Sigs 365 9mm Ammo in my Sig 365. Its suppose to be calibrated/matched to the gun. https://www.sigsauer.com/9mm-115gr-e...365-jhp-1.html
    sig's v crown ammo is sub par

    they expand poorly if they even expand at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABNAK View Post
    Generally speaking the 147gr will lose less velocity than the lighter but faster loads when the barrel gets shorter. I use the 147gr +P HST for my 9mm handguns, regardless of barrel length. Once the +P version runs out (I think they stopped making them) I have the standard pressure 147gr HST's as next-in-line.

    I remember back in the 90's and early 2000's when 9mm 147gr loads flat-out sucked. With the advancements in bullet technology, IMHO the 147gr is the way to go. HST's and Ranger's have the weight and sectional density to penetrate deeply yet still expand well. The best of both worlds. Then you factor in less recoil (not as "snappy") and it's win-win.
    federal recently changed the design of the 147gr HST, and the new lots are seeming to have expansion issues in real life shootings

    the 124 and 124gr +p HST are the new gold standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABNAK View Post
    Generally speaking the 147gr will lose less velocity than the lighter but faster loads when the barrel gets shorter. I use the 147gr +P HST for my 9mm handguns, regardless of barrel length. Once the +P version runs out (I think they stopped making them) I have the standard pressure 147gr HST's as next-in-line.

    I remember back in the 90's and early 2000's when 9mm 147gr loads flat-out sucked. With the advancements in bullet technology, IMHO the 147gr is the way to go. HST's and Ranger's have the weight and sectional density to penetrate deeply yet still expand well. The best of both worlds. Then you factor in less recoil (not as "snappy") and it's win-win.
    federal recently changed the design of the 147gr HST, and the new lots are seeming to have expansion issues in real life shootings

    the 124 and 124gr +p HST are the new gold standard

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    Of the Ranger line, which is best for a 3-3.3 in barrel: 147 gr RA9T or 127 gr +p+ RA9TA?

    Will the 147 gr RA9T expand from such a short barrel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    Of the Ranger line, which is best for a 3-3.3 in barrel: 147 gr RA9T or 127 gr +p+ RA9TA?

    Will the 147 gr RA9T expand from such a short barrel?
    RA9T will expand from a 3” barrel.
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