I am limited to these two rounds. Based on that, what would be your choice and why? The pistols of choice will be a SIG P228, Glock 19 Gen 3 and a Beretta Nano. Pricing is not an issue as there is only a $2 difference per box of 50.
I have watched a dozen videos on each of them in ballistic gel. While that does not make me an expert, I am sold on the HST and it is always in my carry guns; 250sc, 320sc, DW ECO9, SIG 220 Carry, & DW CCO.
Thanks everyone. I will buy some of each and try them out and then make a decision based upon how I shoot each type and, of course, functionality. It sounds like I can't go wrong with either round which is good to know.
I have been using Gold Dots in every caliber for over a decade. Last few years I have been moving to HST. Not that they may be any better, but they have just been cheaper and easier to find. Both function fine in every pistol I have used them in.
So I would go with the one that is easier to obtain, assuming it works reliably in your chosen pistol.