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    no more 147gr, how about 124gr?

    I am fast running out of 147gr HST for my G26. Bought a fair amount a while back for testing and training, but I am down to less than 2 boxes. The few times I have seen the 147gr on sale it has been priced too high for me to buy in quantity. I have only recently (as in this past week) seen any Gold Dot 124gr +p available, again at a very steep price, and no 147gr.

    However, I still have several boxes of 124gr HST (standard pressure). This round has never made "the list", but it has functioned just fine for me before. Where does this round fall in the pantheon of 9mm ammo? Worth relying on for EDC in my G26, or expensive range ammo?

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    It works OK (much like standard pressure 124 gr GD), just not quite as good as the +P version. I'd have no worries carrying it if it was all I could get.
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    Thanks Doc. I wish it had a better endorsement than It works OK, but I am glad it is at least an acceptable round for use until I can find an affordable and consistantly available supply of my 147gr load.

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    For the sake of clarity, are you referring to the Federal P9HST1 or something different?
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    It (P9HST1) works OK, translates that I would have no problem carrying it if that is what was available or issued.
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    Thanks for the clarification Doc. :thumbsup:
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    I'd throw out the thought that "pretty good" means it's way better than what we had to work with back in the day like 115gr BPLE, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpd223 View Post
    I'd throw out the thought that "pretty good" means it's way better than what we had to work with back in the day like 115gr BPLE, etc.
    Amen.

    Along with all the other lightweight junk that some gunwriters told us were death rays.

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    I am not sure if you are interested in these, but here are some 147 grain Gold Dots for sale at a good price:

    http://www.sgammo.com/product/speer/...dhp-ammo-53619

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    In Gold Dot, the 124 gr +P is the best 9 mm option.
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