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John P.
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Posted: June 24 2018 at 5:41pm | IP Logged Quote John P.

My most frequently carried Autos are the Glock 19 and 26. Not my
choice, but rather my Department's policy. That being said, I don't mind
Glocks or the 9 mm Luger. I have witnessed both work, and work well.

I carried a DA/SA S&W 6906 for a long time. I liked 3rd generation
Smith and Wessons, especially the compact 6906 which I found light
and accurate. I never did mind the DA/SA trigger, but they do take
practice, and I have seen officers holster cocked pistols during stressful
conditions. I can still hear the range officer yell DECOCK, SCAN, and
HOLSTER during training.

The 9mm has come a long way especially with the current loadings.   
The best performers are the Winchester RA9TA and the Speer 124
grain +P Gold Dot. When we first switched to 9mm in 1990, we carried
the 115 grain Silvertip which seemed to have poor performance. Many
officers carried.357 Magnums in their brief cases or patrol bags after
the switch. These Magnums were loaded with the 125 grain Federal
JHP loads.

My favorite 9mm is the Browning Hi Power. I have a couple that
frequently go to the range with me. I was sorry to see Browning
discontinue the Hi Power. Browning likely can't compete in price with
all the new plastic on the market - too bad.

I don't really experiment in loading 9mm like I once did. I have loaded
from 90 grain to 147 grain bullets with too many powders to list. Now
my standard load is a Berrys 124 grain RN and 4.4 grains of
HP38/W231.
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You know, I shoot the Luger, 1911 and Browning HP 9mm and pick up the brass. But it seems to be cheaper to buy 9mm ammo then reload it....

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John P.
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Posted: June 24 2018 at 6:40pm | IP Logged Quote John P.

STCM(SW) wrote:
You know, I shoot the Luger, 1911 and Browning
HP 9mm and pick up the brass. But it seems to be cheaper to buy 9mm
ammo then reload it....


You're right. I only save a couple of dollars per box if I buy bulk
components, and I usually wait for sales or free shipping promotions.
My last purchase was 4,000 Berrys Bullets. I still have about 2K left.
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Local gun shop was recently selling CCI-Blazer Brass cased ammo at about $8.00 for a box of 50.

I don't remember if it was $7.99 or $8.99 per box. I bought a few. I don't shoot a lot of 9mm, but my oldest son sure does.

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9 mm - I have hoped that there have been some improvement
since 1902 ......
Although it killed em them ...

45 ACP being much newer (1905) probably has the edge with
the newer technology (oddly enough it duplicated a military
round used in a version of the 45 S&W)

And the brand new 10 mm and 40 S&W owe nothing to the old
38-40..... (Other than same bullets and ballistics)
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At our age just mediocre will do just fine.   

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