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Posted: 12/9/2003 10:24:41 AM EDT
I have 147 grain Hydra-Shoks and 147 grain Golden Sabres for my full-sized auto pistols. Is there another load that would work better in a Glock 26?
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 7:02:31 PM EDT
firearmstactical.com recc's 124 gr +p for shorter barrels. not sure if glocks are rated for +p, but if so, go for the gold dot in that variety. for longer barrels they think that +p in 124 tends to overpenentrate.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 8:08:24 PM EDT
+P ammo is difficult to find locally, but that firearmstactical.com site did a test of 147 grain Winchester Supreme SXTs in a Glock 26, and found them to "Satisfactory." I happened to have some of those, so I'll load them up until I can find the +P Gold Dots.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:43:04 AM EDT
The Winchester Supreme SXT's don't do well against heavy clothing. I'd go with a 124-grain +P Gold Dot loading. You can order a very good rendition of this round directly from Pro-load, if you can't find it locally. The G26 will do fine with +P ammo.
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 8:17:54 PM EDT
I found 124 grain +P Golden Sabres. Are those supposed to be good?
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 9:15:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 12:06:54 AM EDT
Winchester Ranger RA9TA (127gr +p+).

I like the RA9T (147gr) better, but not out of the shorter barrels.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 11:30:06 AM EDT
Mine shoots better with heavier bullets, but I have read mixed reviews on 9 mm 147 grain stopping power. I compromised and went with 124 gr Hydrashoks.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 3:20:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kyreb:
Mine shoots better with heavier bullets, but I have read mixed reviews on 9 mm 147 grain stopping power. I compromised and went with 124 gr Hydrashoks.



147's in the Ranger T line are among the best (THE best, IMO) performers with regards to expansion, penetration and the ability to defeat glass. If you're not comfortable with the 147 and can't find the 127gr Ranger T, then I recommend the 124 +p Gold Dot.

Hydrashok's are an old design and don't reliably expand like some of the newer designs out there.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 3:32:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 10:44:28 PM EDT
.45acp 230gr FMJ. But, of course, you'll need to replace the pistol.
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 3:46:01 PM EDT
Even from 3" barrels the 147 grain RA9T will expand reliably to 25+ yards. How much range do you need for the pistol? If 15-20 yards is good for your carry gun the RA9T is your best bet.
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