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Old October 11th, 2017, 09:16 PM #1
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Just finally got my hql and my first handgun. Its a hk vp9. My question is that there seems to be a lot of different ammo out there. I was told 115gr is best. Im not trying to win any competitions. Anyone have any input?
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Old October 11th, 2017, 09:23 PM #2
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Just finally got my hql and my first handgun. Its a hk vp9. My question is that there seems to be a lot of different ammo out there. I was told 115gr is best. Im not trying to win any competitions. Anyone have any input?
I'll give you the general answer

115gr FMJ has the most velocity being a light bullet, it's the cheapest out of the 115 124 and other even heavier bullets abover 124.. under 20 cents is a good idea of what you should be paying for target ammo (115gr) which 99% of most use being the least expensive.
For defense ammo many prefer a 124gr or 124 +p Hollow point for a hair more velocity out of a slightly heavier bullet for more penetration in a defense situation, 124 is what many LE agencies provide their officers
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147 is subsonic if you decide on a suppressor.
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115gr is not the best, it's the cheapest, easiest to find, and every 9mm pistol eats it. It's not the most accurate available, and most of it is pretty dirty. I bought 600 rounds of Winchester steel cased ammunition for the break-in of my RIA 9mm. After the first 150, I've found unburnt powder in the action, and it's very loud when fired. It's cheap blasting ammunition.
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9mm ammo

Go to any WalMart & buy 115 grain FMJ Winchester White Box Ammo...

FMJ = copper clad lead ammo = full metal jacketl...

It will fire every time & tear a hole thru anything you need to shoot...

It's a great practice round...

Avoid steel cased or steel bullets...
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115gr is not the best, it's the cheapest, easiest to find, and every 9mm pistol eats it. It's not the most accurate available, and most of it is pretty dirty. I bought 600 rounds of Winchester steel cased ammunition for the break-in of my RIA 9mm. After the first 150, I've found unburnt powder in the action, and it's very loud when fired. It's cheap blasting ammunition.
RIA told me I should be using 124gr ammo in my RIA 9mm after I had trouble with the 115gr not cycling properly. Had to send it back twice to RIA and now it eats anything. I reload 124gr and mostly shoot that now. 124 gn can be harder to find and more expensive than 115gn.
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Check Palmetto State Armory online, they have some pretty good specials. I recently bought 1k Blaser Aluminum case for $150 delivered.
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RIA told me I should be using 124gr ammo in my RIA 9mm after I had trouble with the 115gr not cycling properly. Had to send it back twice to RIA and now it eats anything. I reload 124gr and mostly shoot that now. 124 gn can be harder to find and more expensive than 115gn.
You just need to know who to ask about 124s http://www.georgia-arms.com/canned-h...l-jacket-nato/
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My go to is Speer Lawman 147gr. Matches my carry weight, subsonic, and fairly inexpensive ($220/1000) so covers all my plinking and training needs.
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Congrats on the HK purchase.... condolences that you had to get a clown card in order to exercise your right... but we are all in there with you.
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You need to determine which ammo is the most accurate out of your gun . I would say to grab a couple of boxes of 115, 124 and 147 grain from different mfg's.
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Try them all and buy the cheapest one that works well in your gun.
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There is no best 9mm or fill in the blank
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124gr FMJ is hard to get at Dicks and Wal-Mart. Once and a while they have it. Bulkammo dot com is a good source. You'll just be breaking it in for a few hundred rounds, although it shouldn't need it. Also, start getting your HP or Self defense ammo choices sorted out too. It's pricey, but you'll need to make sure it works and is accurate.
Winchester Train and Defend line of ammo is good. Wal-Mart should have it. The Train is 147gr FMJ. It's well priced too.
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Shoot 200 rounds of 115 to break it in. Then try 50 rounds of 124 and 50 of 147. If you can't tell the difference, stick with 115.
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Take a look at Georgia Arms Canned Heat 9mm in 115, 124 or 147 in 250/500/1000 cans. You can save on shipping if you order and can pickup at the Chantilly show.

Plus you get an ammo can and repairable brass to boot

http://www.georgia-arms.com/9mm-luge...selling&page=1
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Never shot any Georgia Arms stuff, but have shot thousands of rounds of Freedom Munitions. Your first order is free shipping, they always have shipping specials, no sales tax, great target ammo. Always goes bang, plus you can try various bullet weights, and see which you pistol prefers.
https://www.freedommunitions.com/amm...istol/9mm.html
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Try this website when you figure out which ammo your gun shoots well.

https://ammoseek.com/ammo/9mm-luger?ca=brass&co=new
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I have been a lurker in this forum for a couple months, but I bought a VP9 in July. I recommend 124gr until it is broken in. The recoil spring is very stiff and you might have some malfunctions with 115gr. I read this on the HK forums and didn't believe it. I believe it now after trying 115 gr the first time at the range. I have 600 rounds through it and it is fine with 115gr now. I used Blazer Brass or Federal American Eagle to break it in. I have since been using Blazer Brass 115gr with no issues.
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I've heard you can put the vp40 recoil spring in and helps with hotter ammo. I might be wrong about why.


   
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