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Old October 11th, 2017, 10:16 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, 10:23 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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