9mm Ammo Selection

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#22
I’ve just always preferred the heavier for caliber option.
I train with NATO Spec 9. The 2 rounds feel so substantially similar thru my comp to me that I’ve found no reason to switch to the 124 +P HST. At least not until the 147 +P supply runs totally dry. It’s getting close to happening. . I do have an on hand supply of the 124+P should that day ever come, though.
Does the NATO spec (124gr +p ish) not shoot closer to the 124+P HST POI than it does the 147s? There is a substantial shift between the two in all of my handguns.

Rick
 
#23
Does the NATO spec (124gr +p ish) not shoot closer to the 124+P HST POI than it does the 147s? There is a substantial shift between the two in all of my handguns.

Rick
Sure there’s a shift. Most of my training is on a 1/3 scale steel silhouette. From 10 to 30 yards or so I get good center of mass hits. I haven’t really set out to find how much of a difference there is between the 2 rounds. Would it help me to know that , I’m sure it would but I’ve always been a kind of against the grain guy. This little conversation may make me rethink and restructure some of my training regime. You’re asking me good thought provoking questions. Thanks.
 
#24
Also note that the FBI provides ammo data to military entities quite frequently...
Doc,
No doubt. One of the senior people I know fairly well, told me that asking an outside agency would cause me issues professionally. :(


As noted, the black SXT is an older design that has a tendency to plug up in heavy clothing and is not barrier blind. There are better choices these days.

Consider:

Barnes XPB 115 gr JHP (copper bullet)
Federal Tactical 124 gr JHP (LE9T1)
Federal HST 124 gr +P JHP (P9HST3)
Remington Golden Saber bonded 124 gr +P JHP (GSB9MMD)
Speer Gold Dot 124 gr +P JHP
Winchester Ranger-T 124 gr +P JHP (RA9124TP)
Winchester 124 gr +P bonded JHP (RA9BA)
Winchester Ranger-T 127 gr +P+ JHP (RA9TA)
Federal Tactical 135 gr +P JHP (LE9T5)
Hornady Critical Duty 135 gr +P PT
Federal HST 147 gr JHP (P9HST2)
Remington Golden Saber 147 gr JHP (GS9MMC)
Speer Gold Dot 147 gr JHP
Speer G2 147 gr PT
Winchester Ranger-T 147 gr JHP (RA9T)
Winchester 147 gr bonded JHP (RA9B/Q4364/PDX1)
Thank you for the list, I have gone with the 147gr HST, and am planning on a bulk purchase sometime soon.
Look at SGammo. They have pretty good deals and treat normal customers well.
SGAmmo is excellent, the owner Sam IIRC, is very responsive to e-mail.