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Low PF 9mm for us non-reloader competition shooters

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:49 pm

Any recommendations on a low power factor (PF) 124gr or 147gr 9mm commercially made rounds?

I'm not ready to jump into reloading until after I retire at the end of this year. I looked at some subsonic 147gr but the price per round starts getting up there.

Edit: must meet the 125 PF threshold. I want it all....
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Post by NWcityguy2 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:06 am

Most domestic 9mm loads will make about 135 PF in the 115 and 124 loadings. 147 loadings tend to be a bit stronger.

You can google "9mm minor" for some examples of ammo specifically meant to make PF and no more. Here is an example. https://atlantaarms.com/products/9mm-14 ... t-fmj.html The price goes up, but common sense says use it just for matches and practice the cheap stuff.
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Re: Low PF 9mm for us non-reloader competition shooters

Post by GlennSFX » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 am

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Any recommendations on a low power factor (PF) 124gr or 147gr 9mm commercially made rounds?

I'm not ready to jump into reloading until after I retire at the end of this year. I looked at some subsonic 147gr but the price per round starts getting up there.

Edit: must meet the 125 PF threshold. I want it all....
Unfortunately your not going to find for the same $$ as 115g target grade ammo.
My son has been shooting these and has been real happy with them...
https://ncshooters.com/product/1000ct-9 ... er-factor/
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Re: Low PF 9mm for us non-reloader competition shooters

Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:39 am

GlennSFX wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 am
My son has been shooting these and has been real happy with them...
https://ncshooters.com/product/1000ct-9 ... er-factor/
THat's not too bad, thx.
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Re: Low PF 9mm for us non-reloader competition shooters

Post by GlennSFX » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:18 am

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:39 am
GlennSFX wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 am
My son has been shooting these and has been real happy with them...
https://ncshooters.com/product/1000ct-9 ... er-factor/
THat's not too bad, thx.
Not sure what the shipping charges are.
Another option would be targetsportusa.com. They have Federal 150g Syntech for $119.99 for 500 rounds with free shipping.
https://www.targetsportsusa.com/federal ... 83051.aspx
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Post by NWcityguy2 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:16 am

I've seen others shooting the Federal and they have been very happy with it.
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