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This is a discussion on +P Self Defense Carry within the The Ammo Can forums, part of the The Armory category; I ve seen some tests that show a 9mm 124 grain +p hollowpoint is better than a heavy 147 grain JHP. more penetration and expansion. ...

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    I ve seen some tests that show a 9mm 124 grain +p hollowpoint is better than a heavy 147 grain JHP. more penetration and expansion. faster lighter bullets.
    Although a lot of those tests are B.S. ....I feel that its difference is only slight. I split the difference between a 147 and a 115 grain 9mm and go with 124 grain.
    +p adds a little extra ooomph
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    I ve seen some tests that show a 9mm 124 grain +p hollowpoint is better than a heavy 147 grain JHP. more penetration and expansion. faster lighter bullets.
    the 147g bullet is too big for the case, it takes upp too much space thus shorting the powder charge causing the bullet to move slower
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    I would never use 147gr loads in 9mm. I far prefer 115gr or 124gr
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    147 grain 9mm performs phenomenally, ballistically, but some guns have trouble feeding it.

    If it works, it's very effective, and recoils less than +p 124 grain loads.

    I use 124+p.

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    I use slower that shit...890 fps, 230 gr. hollow point Federal HST Bricks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampfox762 View Post
    I use slower that shit...890 fps, 230 gr. hollow point Federal HST flying ashtrays.

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    My sub guns use 124gr +p
    Cycles fine
    Glock 17 147gr +p
    In either fire a box using every carry mag to make sure they feed correctly
    115gr range ammo worth sin any of them
    Those worried about excessive wear, are you shooting the good stuff regularly? Or range ammo

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