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hntnnut
06-19-2010, 11:58 PM
Ok hears the deal, I want to standardize my 9mm stockpile I have every thing from 110s to 147s. what do you all feel is the best all-around bullet weight for the 9mm parabellum?

Richard

duc748bip
06-20-2010, 12:01 AM
124gr too light it won't penetrate, too heavy it will be too slow to expand

j1133s
06-20-2010, 12:14 AM
Ok hears the deal, I want to standardize my 9mm stockpile I have every thing from 110s to 147s. what do you all feel is the best all-around bullet weight for the 9mm parabellum?

Richard

For SD? Plinking?
I've seen 95gr (? I think) bullets... I wonder how well they work.
For plinking, I'd say use whatever is the most accurate is you have money, or whatever is cheapest if you are like me.
For SD, just use the most reliable and accurate major-name SD ammo.

SVRider
06-20-2010, 12:23 AM
If you are talking about for SD use, here is some info from a real expert:

http://ammo.ar15.com/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm#9mm

Anything on the list is considered "acceptable". Penetration is paramount (as you will see that the "light" bullets (with exception of the Barnes XPB) are 124's generally running at +P pressures, or standard pressure 147's). Expansion is always a bonus, but don't count on it 100% with any ammo.

Like everyone always says, shot placement is #1. After that, the bullet needs to penetrate deep enough to get to something important.....

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9mmepiphany
06-20-2010, 9:15 AM
the lightest 9mm bullets i've run through my guns has been old SuperVel 90gr JHP and the most accurate has been the 135gr (good compromise between weight and bearing surface)

the original design weight for the 9mm was 124gr, with the 115gr seeming the most common today.

my personal choice for SD is the 124gr-127gr range as a good performance range for speed and accuracy...controllability is pretty much a given in the 9mm

resident-shooter
06-20-2010, 10:26 AM
Well, the army and many LE agencies issue 115 grain bullets, but if it is HP...... Believe me, it makes little difference if it is a 9mm or 45 acp and what the weight it. It's lethal...

mwt1980
06-20-2010, 10:36 AM
124 Grain +P

bsg
06-20-2010, 10:39 AM
for my w german 9mm sigs i use 115 gr hollow point; no +p high pressure stuff.

Eat Dirt
06-20-2010, 10:44 AM
what do you all feel is the best all-around bullet weight for the 9mm parabellum?

Richard

This is a Good question

I've wondred about this too ......

RollingCode3
06-20-2010, 10:48 AM
Most people recommend 124gr +p or 147gr. For me, I personally use 124gr.

bohoki
06-20-2010, 10:57 AM
depends on your intended effect

9mmepiphany
06-20-2010, 11:04 AM
i must have missed the part where the OP was asking abut loadings, i thought he was only asking about bullet weights.

the last department i worked for issued the Ranger 127gr +P+ Talon. it was very accurate, performed well in the shootings we had and wasn't especially hard on our guns...we issued the alloy framed Sig 226/229 in 9mm and .40

i have been very happy with how the Speer 124gr +P Gold Dot shoots, my LE friends have reported good results and i was able to get a couple of cases at a good price...so i'm willing to use it if i start running low on the Rangers

i still have some Federal 115gr JHP (9BP) boxes because it shoots best in my H&K P-7 and is what i use to compare accuracy of other rounds.

i've standardized on CCI Blazer 115gr or 124gr FMJ for practice ammo, because it is very consistent in quality and i've found it cleaner shooting than WWB...and i don't reload 9mm

Katana
06-20-2010, 12:01 PM
Well, the army and many LE agencies issue 115 grain bullets, but if it is HP...... Believe me, it makes little difference if it is a 9mm or 45 acp and what the weight it. It's lethal...
The military issues 124gr FMJ, and most LE agencies use 124gr or 147gr HPs.

HCz
06-20-2010, 1:20 PM
I'd say 127g +P or 147gr