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Old January 21st, 2015, 11:21 AM   #1
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Carry Ammo what to use?

Hi Guys

I have an M&P sheild 9mm I looking for some defensive carry ammo.
what should I use? and where can I buy it I do not order on line at all
never have.so plz any advice on what to carry


Thanks to all of you for the help
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Old January 21st, 2015, 11:31 AM   #2
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I'd go with federal HST, Speer gold dots or Winchester ranger T. If you don't wanna order online, your local sporting goods stores or the local gun shops should have some gold dots or HST's. If your willing to do an online order you can get a better deal and can get 50 round boxes instead of the 20-25 rd boxes most retail stores carry.
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Old January 21st, 2015, 12:04 PM   #3
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I'd go with federal HST, Speer gold dots or Winchester ranger T. If you don't wanna order online, your local sporting goods stores or the local gun shops should have some gold dots or HST's. If your willing to do an online order you can get a better deal and can get 50 round boxes instead of the 20-25 rd boxes most retail stores carry.
Any of the above plus Winchester PDX1's in your preferred caliber and weight! They are more expensive though, but not necessarily better. Hope this helps!
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Old January 21st, 2015, 12:20 PM   #4
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The HST is great, but its real hard to find right now.

50 rd box - 9mm Federal HST 124gr HP hollow point LE ammo P9HST1 - limit 5 | SGAmmo.com

http://youtu.be/-lGqdMdbir0
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Old January 21st, 2015, 03:14 PM   #5
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Thank you John very help full .I sent them a message to let me know when they
get the Ammo back in thats a good buy.do you know if they carry 380 ammo also?

Thanks again John
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I carry Hornady critical duty in all of my handguns. Just personal preference
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Old January 21st, 2015, 07:49 PM   #7
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They don't carry that exact load in 380, not sure its offered in that caliber, they do have a good selection of 380 ammo though.

380 Auto | SGAmmo.com

Critical Defense, XTP, Gold Dot, or Ranger are all good loads.

FWIW Critical Defense is a better choice for personal protection that Critical Duty. Critical Duty is intended for law enforcement use where penetrating doors and windshields is a necessity, but just not needed for personal protection.

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I also have Federal HST 124gr HP in my Shield 9.
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Old January 21st, 2015, 11:04 PM   #9
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I carry what my LE Agency carries--Speer Gold Dot anything...
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Old January 21st, 2015, 11:24 PM   #10
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Here's one of several recent threads that already asked this same question:

Defense ammo for 9mm Shield



Since Hornady Critical Mistake came up, again, thought I would add this link too:

A Word of Caution about Hornady’s Critical Defense Handgun Ammunition
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Old January 29th, 2015, 01:53 PM   #11
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Kr Weiss

Boy I which now I would have read what you shared
before I went out and bought some.I guess I will be
putting them up on the tradeing block.

Thank You so much for shareing

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Old January 30th, 2015, 04:21 AM   #12
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Looking at prices of Federal HST Tactical on Gunbroker makes me feel it's January 2013.
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Old January 30th, 2015, 04:39 PM   #13
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I carry Cutting Edge Bullets PHD frangible ammo.
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Old January 30th, 2015, 05:14 PM   #14
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I carry the same ammo that my local LE Agencies carry (Speer Gold Dot 9mm JHP 124gr. +P or .40 S&W JHP 180gr.)---WHY--way too many predatory DA's and Attorneys out there, never want any of them to say that I carried a "super-killer man-stopper". It's allot easier for my defense team to explain to the jury that I used the same ammo that the local LEO's carry and that my choice was not unreasonable...

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I recently began carrying GD 124 +p in my Full size and the same load in the Short Barrel version in my 9c. My wife carries a .40 Shield loaded with 180 gr GD Short barrel HP's. We both have carried HST in the past with no issues what so ever. One reason we switched is the current availability of HST.

My FS9 loves tight groups with GD but it is actually slightly better with HST and it was exactly opposite with my 9C, it likes GD better. Both rounds fed reliably with no hiccups in both guns. Not one malfunction in either gun.

The biggest thing is to test rounds you might like in YOUR particular gun to see what it likes, for reliability and for accuracy.
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