Just like the title says just for fun and not intended to start a caliber war
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124gr is standard NATO, and shoots well for me when handloaded.
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147 gn. Subsonic, please!
147gr. Only shoot suppressed.
147gr b/c it's agency issue!
SIGs, BHPs, CZ PCRs, HKs, 1911s, S&W 625-3 45 ACP, HK/Benelli M1S90, Colt 6721, Steyr SBSs, Emerson and ZT Knives, Rubicons, Harleys & APBTs
125 grain. when loaded in to a 357.
hey it's still 9mm.
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147 grain Winchester RA9b. Better penetration. Especially from sub 4 inch barrels. Regards 18DAI
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147 gr. Federal HST or Speer Gold Dot, standard not +P, for max. penetration
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147 grain for most applications.
135 grain Crit Duty +P for coyotes if I'm out with the dog.
I like the 115 plated for my hand loads as they work well and don't augment my other accuracy variables. This is entirely for range games BTW.
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I like the 124gr the best. I think it has good weight for penetration, good speed to defeat barrier and reliably expand and light enough recoil for fast and accurate follow up shots.
Plus it's NATO standard weight, so most duty pistols shoot it well and to point of aim, point of impact.
There are so many different variables along with intended applications ... but in regards to your specific question, and with being a physics guy, I prefer the heavier weight.
I like the different weight choices and prices with 9mm since I reload. I also use the 9mm round when reloading both 38 and 357 since the round diameter is just .001" smaller and not really that big of deal. Gives me lots of flexibility on reloading for the application I am interested in. Gets even more interesting when factoring in full metal jacket, hollow point or just plain old lead.
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Most of the time I shoot 115gr
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Be sure your pistol will handle the 147 gr.
I preferred the 147 gr. in my P226. When I bought the P7M8, I started having problems.
One day, I was reading the manual (I know, I know) and saw that the gun was designed for 124-125 gr and 147 gr was not recommended. End of problems!
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9BPLE 115gr +P+ still effective today. Cycles my Sigs without issue.
I shoot A LOT of 9mm in various instructor courses as well as for practice. 115 gr works well in all my 9mm Sigs and at the end of the year saves me a lot of money versus larger bullet weights. For defense ammo it's Hornady 135gr Critical Duty Flex Lock
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I prefer the 147gr variety.
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Speer 124+p gold dots.
Just my 2¢
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