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Speer Gold Dot 124g.+P

I'd like to try the short barrel version, but haven't yet.
 
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For me in my micro p365 the Novx 65 grain copper /polymer bullets are the way to go. Very light and fast with a wound track that is the same or bigger than hollow points. Good penetration also which for me is the biggest plus out of a short barrel.


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In my humble opinion all the hype about self defense ammo is mostly marketing. What's the best SD ammo this week ad nausaium. I dare say any ammo fired from a center fire handgun at close range will produce a rather bad sore on the attacker. I will always subscribe to the KISS method in this instance. It is my belief that the best SD ammo is one that can be fired accurately. A hit with a FMJ is much better than a miss with a Black Talon.
 
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^^^

I can be very lazy sometimes but "hype" does not change the science in this testing. Why not at least make a choice from the rather detailed results?

https://www.luckygunner.com/la...ballistic-tests/#9mm


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In my humble opinion all the hype about self defense ammo is mostly marketing. What's the best SD ammo this week ad nausaium. I dare say any ammo fired from a center fire handgun at close range will produce a rather bad sore on the attacker. I will always subscribe to the KISS method in this instance. It is my belief that the best SD ammo is one that can be fired accurately. A hit with a FMJ is much better than a miss with a Black Talon.
the last sentence really hits it home but you have to admit that the advances in powder and bullet design have increased ammo efficiency quite a bit from 10 years ago.
 
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Hornady 115gr XTP. I have over 1600rds total out of my P365 and about 500 of those are this round.

I tried Federal HST, Fiocchi's with XTP bullets, Golden Sabers, Federal 9BPLE +p+, Winchester Rangers and even older Winchester Silvertips. All of those rounds were flawless but I shot the best groups with the Hornady XTP's.


Sorry for the thread drift but, have you noticed any parts wear with that level of shooting? Thanks




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Several good performers, some penetrate a bit too much, some not enough. Looks like, for one, the Speer Gold Dot 147gr is a good performer.



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I've used the 124 gr. +P Gold Dots, but prefer the 150 gr. Federal "micro" cartridge for the P365.

The +P Gold Dots are preferred for my 9mm Shield, however.


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Federal HST 147 gr for me, given the choice and availability...
 
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Federal HST 124 gr +P



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Federal HST 147 gr for me, given the choice and availability...


What would you use if anything you wanted was available??




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After looking through the Lucky Gunner tests and considering my experiences shooting my "normal" self defense ammo through a couple micro-9s, I've changed my opinion on ideal self-defense ammo.

I usually go for mid-weight, high-speed self defense 9mm, like Win. Ranger 127gr+P+ or Hornady Critical Duty 135gr +P, and I still prefer that for my full-size 9mms with 4" or longer barrels.

But, for micro-pistols with ~3" barrels and smaller grips, recoil management which gives better accuracy and speed to follow-up shots becomes more important. Of the lower-recoiling rounds, the Lucky Gunner tests have pointed me towards the Federal HST 150gr Micro load. Secondarily, the non+P (standard pressure) 147gr HST is almost as good.


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I've tried 115gr Critical Defense, 135gr Critical Duty, and 124gr Sig V-Crown. All ran fine and grouped very similarly, with a slight nod to the 135gr Critical Duty. Since I have the 115gr Critical Defense in my 229 now, it's probably what I'll stick with unless I find a deal on the 135gr.


115 Critical Defense for me as well. 2 boxes on different range days without issue, so I'm good to go.
 
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I qualified with mine yesterday with my agency.

I used what they issue, Winchester Ranger T 147 grain. I bought 500 rounds of it a couple of months ago and shot about 300 through it before qualifying. Plus 200 rounds of cheap FMJ.

I had one failure to lock back during qualifications (100 rounds total). Shot ok.

I also qualified with my Glock 19 (same ammo)
You could tell that I had thousands more rounds through the Glock compared to the Sig...the Glock was like Thor's hammer. Love that damn thing!




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Sorry for the thread drift but, have you noticed any parts wear with that level of shooting? Thanks


Sorry for the delay, just saw this now. No, I haven't. I'm now over 2000rds and when I tell people that's how many rounds are thru it they are surprised at its condition.



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Sorry for the thread drift but, have you noticed any parts wear with that level of shooting? Thanks


Sorry for the delay, just saw this now. No, I haven't. I'm now over 2000rds and when I tell people that's how many rounds are thru it they are surprised at its condition.


Thanks for the reply. I am just trying to get info as to which spare parts to stock.
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I don't buy the fluted bullet hype. Likely no more effective than FMJs in real tissue. It looks nice in gel, but real tissue has far more elasticity.

I would likely go with 147gr +P HSTs. 147s are less velocity sensitive than lighter bullets, but in short barrels the +P gets the velocity closer to where it should be out of a 4" barrel.

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For me in my micro p365 the Novx 65 grain copper /polymer bullets are the way to go. Very light and fast with a wound track that is the same or bigger than hollow points. Good penetration also which for me is the biggest plus out of a short barrel.

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Running 147gr +P HST
 
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After reading up on the ballistic testing at LG, I decided to give 124gr HST a try, mainly because it seemed like it was more consistent in velocity and expansion round-to-round. The first 50 ran through with no problems. Once I get my flat trigger installed, I'll go back out and try again to see how it groups.


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I have tried Golden Saber 124+P and 147 grain in my P365, and my gun prefers the 147.
 
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