I have read that some inexpensive 9mm's have some trouble with hollow points feeding through the pistol. Which defensive rounds have you tried? Does your gun seem to like some more than others?
That sounds right to me, but I also want a round that packs a punch! I have read that a JHP in a 9mm has about as much stopping power as a .45, but if I am not confident that I can find a heavy duty defensive round that feeds well through the Hi point 9mm, I may decide to buy the Hi point .45 instead.A lot of something that feeds well trumps any special rounds that don't.
Those look like they just might be the right tool for the job! If I go with the 9mm I am definitely going to have to try some of those! At more than a buck a round, however, I wouldn't want to shoot them very often. If I had a magazine full of them for emergency situations could I leave them in that magazine for some period of time, or would something go wrong with the magazine?The Corbon PowRBalls are good. They are JHPs but have the little polymer ball in the end so they feed like FMJ. They are light, about 100gr, but they consistently expand to about 17mm and don't get clogged with clothing. They typically run about $26 to $30 a box of 20. Just an option. I have heard others use them in their HPs as well with good results.
Thanks for the suggestion. Like I said I will try the CorbonPowRball if I go 9mm! but if I buy the .45 I will probably go with whatever is cheapest, that works well. I figure pretty much anything coming out of the .45 has decent stoping power.Oh yeah, here are two articles that I found, although one is about .45, the relative performance should be comparable:
This one I included because it has a cross-section schematic of the slug to give an idea of its design:
Hope it works for you!
I indeed have tried the Federal Hydra Shock in 9mm with the 147 grain bullet. Out of 100, i had 0 failures and kept all shots within 4 inches at 75'. I was using my 995 and i have polished my feed ramp. I don't normally practice with the Federals, but I had to test them in action as they are what I load for home defense. My 995 is loaded with them as well as my Baby Eagle .45!Anyone shoot Hydra-Shock? I was reading some reviews, and tables of shot effectiveness, and it looked like the Hydra-Shock rounds
scored very well.