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LEO 9mm duty ammo #8743008 11/26/22 11:24 PM
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What do the LEO’s on here use for duty ammo in your 9mm?


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Re: LEO 9mm duty ammo [Re: 68rustbucket] #8743069 11/27/22 12:43 AM
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Gold Dot is what FWPD issues and I still use. I prefer the heavy of the two loads for shooting through car windows if needed.


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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
Gold Dot is what FWPD issues and I still use. I prefer the heavy of the two loads for shooting through car windows if needed.

115, 124, or 147 grain?


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Re: LEO 9mm duty ammo [Re: 68rustbucket] #8743608 11/27/22 06:18 PM
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I carry 147 gold dot

Re: LEO 9mm duty ammo [Re: 68rustbucket] #8743661 11/27/22 07:19 PM
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Over the years, I've spoken to multiple officers and departments over ammo choices. Their choices often come down to budget and what options (or lack of) they have available. The Texas DPS were carrying Hornady Critical Defense ammo. There was a Shooting in Frisco where the DPS officer hit and stuck a large guy multiple times with the Horn CD ammo. He barracaded himself in and 15 hours later, was still ok. A friend of mine knew the officer involved in the shooting, and they were all disappointed in the performance over the lack of expansion and performance of the Hornady CD ammo. Everyone I spoke with said the same thing about the Gold Dot ammo. They all loved it and it performed the best overall.

But, I've also spoken to trauma surgeons in the ER. And they agree on one thing. It doesn't matter what caliber is used, it's what is hit. If you hit the right stuff, it won't matter.



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Re: LEO 9mm duty ammo [Re: 68rustbucket] #8743878 11/28/22 12:46 AM
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124 Grain +P Speer Gold Dot or 127 Grain +P+ Winchester Ranger, depending on availability.

Like many on here I also prefer the Gold Dots.

Just my .02,
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Re: LEO 9mm duty ammo [Re: 68rustbucket] #8743885 11/28/22 12:50 AM
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What is the +P difference?


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Re: LEO 9mm duty ammo [Re: 68rustbucket] #8743900 11/28/22 01:10 AM
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Standard pressure 124 Grain 9mm is around 1100 fps, 124 Grain +P around 1200 fps, 124-127 +P+ around 1250 fps.

Some handguns are not rated for +P or +P+, please read and heed the warning labels.

Just my .02,
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Re: LEO 9mm duty ammo [Re: 68rustbucket] #8743956 11/28/22 02:05 AM
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Winchester Ranger LE 147gr--- In my off-duty I have also carried gold dots (NOT the 147s) and federal HST +P.

If you want to see some results of various 9mm the one stop shop is here:

https://www.luckygunner.com/labs/self-defense-ammo-ballistic-tests/#9mm

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We are carrying 124 grain Remington brass jacketed hollow points.

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I think we are looking at some Sig ammo also

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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
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Gold Dot is what FWPD issues and I still use. I prefer the heavy of the two loads for shooting through car windows if needed.

115, 124, or 147 grain?


147


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Gotta agree Chad. Shot placement trumps penetration, etc.

Anything in the neck or throat ends the argument.


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Thanks for the replies!


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Re: LEO 9mm duty ammo [Re: 68rustbucket] #8744180 11/28/22 01:07 PM
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What about 40 S&W?

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Originally Posted by 65x55
What about 40 S&W?

One in every crowd.


Pass the gravy.


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Originally Posted by 65x55
What about 40 S&W?


Gold Dot in 180 if I remember right

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I saw a notice that American Reloading had some pulled 9 mm 147 gr Speer bullets, the Gold Dot G2 that are black and have the elastomer in the hollow point.. Guessing the loaded ammo did not meet some spec. I picked up 1000 and worked up a load. Supposedly built to improve on the FBI barrier test. I was surprised how well they shot out to 100 yards given that they are typically loaded to around 950 fps out of service gun ( i.e. not a short barrel ). I ended up getting another 1K just because they shot so well. Not sure if any agency uses them though.

Link to the bullet. https://media.vistaoutdoor.com/pres...r_GoldDot%20G2CarryGun_Evolution_FNL.pdf


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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
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What about 40 S&W?


Gold Dot in 180 if I remember right

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What about 40 S&W?

One in every crowd.


I like the .40 better than the 9, and the 180 Gold Dots are excellent in the .40.

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Originally Posted by duckhunter175
Winchester Ranger LE 147gr--- In my off-duty I have also carried gold dots (NOT the 147s) and federal HST +P.

If you want to see some results of various 9mm the one stop shop is here:

https://www.luckygunner.com/labs/self-defense-ammo-ballistic-tests/#9mm



That page is good info, thanks.


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I wish I read this before buying more Federal HST. I went to GT and bought a box to replace my +P but the box I bought is non +P. I held a box of the Speer Gold dot 115grn and was going to buy that.


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We are issued Speer gold dot 147 for 9
180 for 40


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We use 124gr Critical Duty

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Originally Posted by DeRico
I wish I read this before buying more Federal HST. I went to GT and bought a box to replace my +P but the box I bought is non +P. I held a box of the Speer Gold dot 115grn and was going to buy that.


What's wrong with HST's?


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any departments thinking about the "Honey Badger" like mono bullets?


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