I'm just happy with all the ammo choices we have nowadays. Generally I've gone with light, fast loads in 9mm, but anymore am comfortable with a number of options. My edc gun is loaded with Winchesters Q4429, which I'm fairly certain is a contract-overrun version of the RA9T load.
I used to be an ammo snob, but anymore I believe that as long as we avoid the truly stupid choices (ie, 124 NATO fmj that overpenetrates, the crazy-light projectiles that are so light-for-caliber that they can't penetrate much at all, etc), there are a lot of good choices available.
Best way I heard it put was in one of the many "9mm vs 45acp" threads. Someone said: "If you can hit your target, it doesn't matter if you're using a 9 or a 45. If you can't hit your target, it still doesn't matter."
To me, a lot of that applies to ammo as well. If we hit our target in the vitals with a good load, it largely doesn't matter if that load is an HST, a Gold Dot, or an old-school 9BPLE. If we don't hit our target in the vitals with a good load, it kind of still doesn't matter.
That’s your opinion.
You continue to amaze with your ability to be wrong. About everything.its backed up by flesh and blood testing, which nobody else has done. you just suck and swallow whatever scum the ammo industry pumps out.
???the only thing that enough penetration is the glaser, cause they backed it off by 400 fps and lightened it by 14 grains. it did ok when it was 1950 fps
No. Been there, done that; yes with a couple feral dogs. (Living in the country, that happens. It wasn't chained-up pets I was shooting.) Federal 147 Hi-Shok (the old load) from a Glock 19 at probably 15-18 yards. Clean broadside hit like you try to get when deer hunting. Dog was probably 70-80 lbs, belonged to a neighbor down the road and had killed two of our cats; only reason I put it down. Bullet entered behind the front shoulder; didn't hit the shoulder, may or may not have hit a rib. Did not exit.everything exits a big feral dog and that means it's not waf