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thoughts on ammo

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Monkeyman, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Monkeyman

    Monkeyman Portland, OR Member

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    I'm a rookie looking for opinions on good quality carry ammo in 9mm,

    and any websites/stores where you've found good price/service?

    Thanks!
     
  2. m'kay13

    m'kay13 Boardman, OR Member

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    Ammoman.com
    midway
     
  3. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    You looking for recommendations on a PLACE to buy ammo or on a particular TYPE of ammo for carry?? Two different questions. :shootingair:
     
  4. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    I prefer the Speer Gold Dots.
     
  5. Monkeyman

    Monkeyman Portland, OR Member

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    Yes, two different questions. Inquiring minds wanna know:D
     
  6. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Federal Hydra-Shok 124grain :thumbup:
     
  7. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    You should try a bunch of stuff and see how it runs in your gun. Mine seems to shoot 124gr ammo the best. Any of the +P hollow-point rounds should be acceptable; round ball, full-metal jacket probably isn't your best bet for self defense.
     
  8. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Try to pick something other than Hydra-Shok. The design hasn't been upgraded in over 16+ years. The only reason they still make it, is the public is still buying enough of it to warrant them still making it.

    It should be phased out in the next 5-7 years, and replaced with HST.
     
  9. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm planning on purchasing some HST soon. I've heard really good things about it from everyone I talk to.
     
  10. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I have a few hundred rounds of HST, it reminds me a lot of an old favorite, the CCI "Flying Ashtray" Lawman ammo of the '80's.

    Sort of a cross between the Ashtrays's huge cavity with maybe Remington's Golden Sabre scored jacket. Seems to shoot really well.
     
  11. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  12. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Now's definitely a poor time to get "fast service" with the post-election stampede going on, but Ammunition To Go is one of my favorites.

    They are currently running about a week behind their usual turnaround on orders, but an unusual assortment of goodies and very reliable.

    What they promise is exactly the merchandise you will receive. They do confirm your order and then when it ships, send you a UPS notification with tracking number.

    Ammoman is good too. Both stores are kind of like The Grocery Outlet- what's in stock this week might be different than next week. If you see something that'd fit into your supply needs, hop on it ASAP.