What is the best 9mm round/bullet to have on hand for SHTF? Pistols are large frame - a Taurus PT99 (Beretta clone), Tanfoglio TZ-75 (CZ-75 clone) and M&P 9mm. I'm not sure is any/all of these can handle +p ammo. I get that there are better rounds out there than 9mm, but I'm not interested in them at this time. The last time I looked at a 9mm defensive round, believe it or not was in the late 80's. At that time the 115gr Winchester Silvertip was king. I still have about a hundred of them, but no bad guys have volunteered to play catcher, so there they sit. Figuring that there must have been some advancements in bullet design in the last 25 years, I'm looking for the best current 9mm in terms of stopping power. I'm not worried about shooting through anything tougher than a leather jacket - if I'm using pistol ammo against body armor I'm pretty much screwed. Preferably looking for something that can be bought off the shelf as well as something I can reload.