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Old October 6th, 2016, 05:42 PM   #16
 
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If you don't reload then factory products out there are pretty good. I also like the Speer offerings. Lately I've stayed with the 147g more than the lighter weight stuff. Most of the range ammo at my LGS is 115g. I've also shot the Federal and PMC brands and they do well for plinking at the range. I also have the Hornady Critical Defense in one of my 9s. I don't typically shoot many of those at the range.



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Old October 6th, 2016, 07:28 PM   #17
 
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I intentionally used the term "best" in this thread for just the same reasons you gents have pointed out. I am just now restarting my collection of firearms beginning with a couple of Ruger 9's. I want to only spend my money on American products. I am glad to see some great choices to start feeling out what factory loads to check out. Getting input from this forum I believe can help me narrow down what rounds I want to try without having to buy almost everything in the market and stuffing them through my pistols. So far I am getting a good list started. I thank you all for the responses... Keep them coming!!
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Speer gold dot for short barrels. Federal hst for everything else. But i try to be open to new things. Ammo tech has really gotten going in recent years. If i wasnt open i would still be shooting hydrashoks. This new ammo outperforms that by a good bit id say
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Good on you for making an effort to support us business. Alot of people complain about foreign made goods but few put their money where there mouth is
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I like the PMC Bronze 115 for target practice. Funny thing is if you look around the primer it say's Speer 115 gr. For defense I can't say as I don't use them. I also have an ammo can of 500 rds of Sasquatch ammo 124gr TMJ that work great that I purchased from Mass Ammo.com.
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Don't know about best but I have no complaints with 9mm I use - Federal Champion 115gr at the range and plinking - Winchester PDX1 Defenser +P 124gr for carry. Same ammo for SR9c, LC9s, Glock 17, KT Sub2k. Works well in all of them. I generally only shoot one magazine of +P in each of my Rugers before leaving range.

I shoot the cheapest 22lr I can find - mostly Winchester bulk pack 555 rounds and find it acceptable for my SR22 and Single Six. Some hiccups but acceptable. I do keep CCI stingers in the SR22 while in the safe - just in case that's what I grab first in an emergency.
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My reloads for the range. They're American made!
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For fun and range I use Ventura Munitions 115gr RN ammo. Loaded to SAMMI specs and bought locally here in Vegas. 250 rounds for $54. Clean burning and ultra-reliable.

For more serious moments it's Hornady's Critical Defense.
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Wanting to get everyone's opinions on the best American made 9mm ammo.
Allen, the sky is the limit when it comes to 9mm. No caliber enjoys more choices. But as you allude to definitely stay away from that Russian crap. If it ain't produce here in the States don't trust it. The only foreign ammo I would trust is Fioochi because they built a plant in Missouri and most for the States comes from there.

And I would caution using any of that crap coming out of the Philippians or South America as well.

Good luck in your search.
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WWB for taget and plinking.

I make my own self defense stuff.
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PDX1

PDX1 . available nationwide at walmarts at a good price. It is commercially sold version of Ranger. It is a bonded bullet, good weight options, sealed primers, hollowpoint design, nickel plated brass shells....I carry it in all of my guns.
Shooting the bull/ammoquest on the web did a review the PDX1 and found it did well in all testing. So did the HST,Gold dots,golden sabers, and a few more. The 223 REM rifle round 60 grain PDX1 did exceptional. One of the best in tests!
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Sig Sauer-Elite Performance is well priced, accurate, expands well and is American made.
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For defense Winchester LE Bonded 147 grain HP.

For target, whatever shoots well. Speer lawman has always been clean burning for me. Federal American Eagle, Winchester Target.
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For target/practice, American Eagle.

For SD/HD Federal HST
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