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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: northern Dauphin Co.
Re: Glock 19 owners
Factory loads only for SD/CC. Seems the Corbon DPX load in 9mm is getting all the thumbs-up from the "authorities" lately for CC/SD - good penetration without over-penetration, feeds well in most guns, etc. Not cheap, but how many do you plan on shooting for real?? And how much are they really worth when you need them?? Only you can answer that. You need to fire a bunch initially to test your gun's ability to feed that load reliably, then put the rest in mag's, and hopefully you never need them.
Others highly recommended based on real shootings, studies and autopsies in 9mm are Speer's 127 gr Gold Dot load, Corbon's JHP load, and others. Apparently, the heavy bullet fad of a few years ago has been disproven in real shootings as not beneficial. Do a Google search for 9mm self defense ammo reviews - lots to read, and not all agree, but you'll start to see real world similarities show up.
If you want to shoot A LOT, and cheapest, then get a non-polygonal replacement barrel for your Glock, and you can shoot lead the cheapest. Fully copper coated Berry's bullets and others don't cost too much more if you're reloading. Large volumes make a Dillon or other progressive loader worth it. Of course, bulk ricing on 9mm ain't too bad right now either, but ammo is supposed to be going up significantly this spring as metal prices have risen a lot, and older stock is being sold out.