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Posted: 1/9/2006 8:21:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 8:25:26 AM EDT by BlackScot]
Switched over to the little bugger recently when I started having reliability issues with the KelTec .380 I had been carrying. The Glock 26 is now the official, everyday, real-world, etc., etc. Given the overall Glock rep, I'm not expecting ammo choice to have any major reliability implications.

Have HydraShoks in it currently. Anybody got a better choice? If so, based on what (jello, street stats, etc.)?

Given the small size and two-finger hold, I'm not going to be real interested in the super-hot stuff, e.g. Cor Bon and the like. Also given the short barrel length, most of that extra punch would probably just translate into more muzzle flash. (I'll never understand the snubby .357 concept.....)

And yes, I realize all the advantages of a full-size "real" gun. Been there, done that. Weighing about 175 and wearing usually just a t-shirt and jeans in sunny central Virginia, my 1911's, Beretta's, etc. just aren't going to be carried for long.

I am seriously interested though, in any proven bad-guy stoppers in sub-compact 9mm's.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:13:40 AM EDT
I don't think you could go wrong with Speer Gold Dots, Winchester Rangers, Remington Golden Sabers, any of the defensive ammo really. They will run fine through your 26. Atleast mine does.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:12:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 3:15:34 PM EDT by Karl_Withakay]
Speer 124gr +P Gold Dot SB. (BONDED CORE)

In testing, the Gold Dots area as good as or better than anything else out there, and the SB's are optomized to produce reliable expansion AND penetration from short barrels. To my knowledge, Speer is the ONLY major ammo maker that produces a line of ammo optomized for short barrel CCW guns.

Bullets designed to be fired form "full length" pistol barrels (4-5 inches) often under-expand and over-penetrate due to the reduced velocity from a shorter barrel.

124 gr Gold Dot SB bonded core hollow point at 1150f/s= 364 Ft-LB (from a 3.5" bbl)

Link to Speer's Press release on Gold Dot SB Line

They're what I carry in my Kahr PM9.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:45:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 4:45:53 PM EDT by Researcher]
I really like the 124 gr. +p Rem Golden Sabers. Accurate and not much muzzle flash. My 17 and 26 are loaded with this.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:35:37 AM EDT
Does anyone know of an online source for the SB Gold Dots?
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 1:32:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:28:44 PM EDT
federal hst 147gr.

here's my testing with it.

www.btfh.net/shoot/bullet-test-2.html
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:39:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By the-fly:
federal hst 147gr.

here's my testing with it.

www.btfh.net/shoot/bullet-test-2.html



Those hst pics are plenty impressive alright

.....and pursuasive.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:08:40 PM EDT
I'd love to see some Rangers thrown into that mix as well. Great pics and demonstration. Makes me think hard about getting some HST.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 2:44:55 PM EDT
The .45 HST does the same thing to a quarter.

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 5:34:41 PM EDT
Be warned with the Gold Dots. They are one of the worse for producing muzzle blasts in low light. When we ran them, you couldn't see your anything after firing 2 rounds. The least blinding was the ranger loads.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:15:15 AM EDT
Damn , that Federal HST looks impressive from the pics . 9mm
I carry the Remmy Golden boys myself but may have to look at the Federal stuff .
I know I won't get as good a deal on them as I did on the Golden Sabre though .
HST I'll have to remember those .
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:33:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
Be warned with the Gold Dots. They are one of the worse for producing muzzle blasts in low light. When we ran them, you couldn't see your anything after firing 2 rounds. The least blinding was the ranger loads.



My experince with the regualr 124gr +P Speer Gold Dot is contrary to that... very little flash from 3" and 4" guns. Not as low flash as Winchester Ranger, but nothing distracting or detrimental to my night vision.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:43:46 PM EDT
Do any of you know a good source for ordering the 9mm+P 124gr. Gold Dots (SB or standard) in bulk (pref. at a discounted price)?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:00:02 PM EDT
Not one vote for Cor-bon??
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:08:56 PM EDT
+1 for Corbon, I also use Hornady in mine.

Glock 26s are the best. =) I also carry a G17 magazine as my extra mag b/c it can hold 7 more rounds than the standard G26 mag.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:28:46 PM EDT
Black Hills red box 124 gr. JHP +P
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:44:15 AM EDT
Ammoman.com usually has 9mm +p124grn gold dots in bulk, he's out right now, but expecting more. I'll be getting a case next time its in.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:54:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By drew5337:
Ammoman.com usually has 9mm +p124grn gold dots in bulk, he's out right now, but expecting more. I'll be getting a case next time its in.




That's where I last bought a bunch, but it seems like he's been out for quite a while now.
(Or maybe I'm just impatient... )
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:58:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 7:58:26 AM EDT by mr_wilson]
This subject is already covered here: www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=162042

Mike
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:03:13 AM EDT
I'm using Hornady TAP black box 147gr 9mm in my bedside gun do to low flash. And Ranger T or Cor Bon in my CCW's. My switch over there too.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 7:01:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 7:02:17 AM EDT by tooly]

Originally Posted By Karl_Withakay:
Link to 9mm SB Gold Dots at MidwayUSA



Hell no at that price , for .83 cents more I can get 30 more gold dots, I like the $13.62 for 50rounds alot better !!!!
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