I need some ammo advice. But first I need to lay down some ground rules. Yes, I know it is only 9mm. So snide comments like “Well, the best self defense round in 9mm is to sell your gun and buy a .45″ are not helpful. In short, I don’t want this to turn into Any. Forum. Post. At. All. talking about ammo choices. Forums devolve into name calling and poor character references before any useful information is shared.
I’ve heard it said that you should choose the bullet size one lower than the maximum available. As far as I know, the max is 147g, and the next lowest down is 124g for 9mm. Is there any truth in there?
Then, the guy at the gun store recommended Winchester PDX1 at the 124 grain bullet size. I am inclined toward that, but he has none in stock and doesn’t know when more is coming in. Cabela’s only has the 147g version in stock. I haven’t checked Sportsman’s Warehouse yet. His fallback suggestion was Remington Golden Saber.
The Big Green Book suggested to stuff it full of Cor-Bons and get on with your life. I like the sentiment, as I imagine most of the choices out there perform adequately.
As I am a total noob at this type of stuff, any [constructive] suggestions would be great.