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Old 07-10-2018, 09:29 PM
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I know NYPD issues the Speer GD+P 124gr for duty use and range qualifications. That tells me it is a great load for the 9mm service pistol. How does it perform in the Shield or Compact? Would the Short Barrel version be a better choice for an off duty gun?
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:06 PM
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While I have no way to retrieve slugs and measure expansion, I know for a fact that Speer GD+P 124 gr feeds, fires and ejects reliably in the XDsc, G26, PF-9 and Shield.

GD has been my preferred SD round for over 8yrs.
I usually buy it in the 'LE' 50 round box, as opposed to the usual 20 round box.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:07 PM
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I don't buy factory ammo, but I load my own using Speer 124gr. Testing shows this performs well.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:17 AM
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They run fine in my Sig P938.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:17 AM
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I use them in a C9 pistol that I have.

They shoot just a little low but the group is ok for SD use.

I just noticed that there is a lot of total weight DIFFERENCE
when you weigh each load from the new box of ammo.

I use the 50% "Heavies" for my SD use and practice with the
others that are on the light side, be they lighter bullets or powder
in the case, or what ever.

I weigh ALL my ammo for SD use, no matter what brand.
Just an old habit.
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I plan on running a box of the 124gr GDHP +P regular version through my PX4 Compact (3.27" barrel) to see how it shoots. FWIW, I wouldn't worry about using the short-barrel version. The regular version is more economical as you can get it in 50-round boxes. I doubt that real world results would have any significant difference between the two versions as far as terminal ballistics go.

But if you want to try the short-barrel version, and you end up preferring it, there's nothing wrong with that choice, either.
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I know NYPD issues the Speer GD+P 124gr for duty use and range qualifications. That tells me it is a great load for the 9mm service pistol. How does it perform in the Shield or Compact? Would the Short Barrel version be a better choice for an off duty gun?
Really! Which division? They also use .40 S&W in their Glock 23 and 22 models. Why in the hell would you want all that recoil in a gun fight? Have you ever been in a gun fight? I won my last one in NYC with a Model 36 revolver and 148 grain wad gutter going at 850 fps and I shot him in the foot!
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Really! Which division? They also use .40 S&W in their Glock 23 and 22 models. Why in the hell would you want all that recoil in a gun fight? Have you ever been in a gun fight? I won my last one in NYC with a Model 36 revolver and 148 grain wad gutter going at 850 fps and I shot him in the foot!
What does being in a gun fight have to do with the question the OP asked? Since when are they using a G22/G23 at the NYPD? I'm fairly sure they are only issuing Glocks in G17, G19 and G26 plus a few SIGs and S&W 9mm pistols. (I could be wrong) I don't think they are issuing handguns in 40 S&W.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:48 AM
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I use the non plus P Speer Gold Dot LE 124 grain HP's in my Shield 9. It has functioned flawlessly with them.
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