Featured What's Your Favorite PF-9 Carry Ammo?

Discussion in 'PF-9' started by MattK, May 17, 2018.

  1. MattK

    MattK Member

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    May 9, 2018
    Got a new PF-9 this week, what's your favorite carry ammo?
     
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  2. KelTex78

    KelTex78 Active Member

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    Jan 10, 2009
    Gold Dot short barrel:
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  3. muggers29536

    muggers29536 Member

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    Jun 24, 2017
    Gold Dot or HST!
     
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  4. 850sub

    850sub Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Pensacola
  5. canonsix

    canonsix Active Member

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    Nov 17, 2004
    Billings,Mt
    CorBon 115 gr JHP.
     
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  6. HatRon56

    HatRon56 Grand Poobah Supporter

    May 25, 2007
    Hampton Roads,VA
    HST and Golden Sabers.
     
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  7. mtn_chef

    mtn_chef Well-Known Member

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    Mar 22, 2014
    nc mountains
    Remington 115 grn JHP from wally world
    can afford to practice with them and carry them.
     
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  8. MattK

    MattK Member

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    May 9, 2018
    Our Wally World doesn't stock those or any other inexpensive JHP that I could use for both the range and carry so I'm kind of stuck running FMJ at the range and JHP for carry only. They have lots of inexpensive 9mm FMJ options but as far as continually available JHP/carry ammo Federal Premium is the only option (they do have Winchester White Box JHP off and on but do not continually...could be someone is snapping it up as soon as it's in stock before I see it too).

    I've been carrying the Federal Premium 135gr Personal Defense Hydra•Shok Low Recoil in my G43 (Glock's single-stack 9mm) and I'm thinking I'll just stick with this for my new PF-9 too and keep things simple.
     
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  9. snowlover

    snowlover Member

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    Apr 21, 2009
    Just beginning the carry business.

    My pf9 hates wwb stuff. No issues with other ‘target’ loads.
     
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  10. KelTex78

    KelTex78 Active Member

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  11. MattK

    MattK Member

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    May 9, 2018
    Thanks for the tip, I think I read this somewhere else too and I'll keep it in mind.
     
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  12. MattK

    MattK Member

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    May 9, 2018
    I don't care what the Hi-Point Haters say those carbines are totally legit and I'm tempted to get one every time I visit a Rural King (they seem to be a major retailer for Hi-Point). They have a ton of good reviews on YouTube.

    Thanks for the JHP comparison, I have not seen this before and it's a very good resource.
     
  13. Jamie

    Jamie Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2010
    Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel, Double Tap 80gr TAC-XP. Both work well out of my gun. Love the HSTs in my 45acp, probably would work well in 9mm too, (not sure about the short barrel PF9).
     
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  14. MattK

    MattK Member

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    May 9, 2018
    Thanks for the reply Jamie.
     
  15. Blake Humphrey

    Blake Humphrey Member

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    May 10, 2018
    Dallas, TX
    I just picked up some Hornady Critical Defense to try out.
     
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  16. MattK

    MattK Member

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    May 9, 2018
    Thanks for the reply and please let me know how well it runs in your PF-9 if you can. It's kind of expensive to run/test hollow point "carry quality" ammo (at least I think it is...could be I'm just cheap) so the more data I have the better.
     
  17. circlehawk

    circlehawk Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Illinois
    Critical defense feeds better than any of them in my pf9. My taurus pt111 merely tolerates it.


    Edited to add: my hi-point will shoot anything. :)
     
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  18. MattK

    MattK Member

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    May 9, 2018
    Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. I don't own any Hi-Point products but if I did I would get alot of their gear to annoy gun snobs at the range, gun shows, etc.

    http://www.hi-pointfirearms.net/products.php?cat=7
     
  19. circlehawk

    circlehawk Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Illinois
    You know...I have never bought any of their gear, but after looking at what they have to offer (thanks to your link), I think that I need a new hat. Even their hat prices are great :D.
     
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  20. MattK

    MattK Member

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    May 9, 2018
    I got a new Kel-Tec hat last week. Wore it to my favorite gun shop and ordered a P-11. I'm hoping it arrives today.
    https://www.keltecweapons.com/apparel/hats-visors-beanies/
     
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