Ammo recommendations for a XDs 3.3" 9mm

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  1. Apr 19, 2017 #1
    Viper84

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    I was given 100 rounds of Tulammo 9mm 115 gr FMJ steel cased and purchased 50 rounds of Aguila 9mm 115 gr FMJ and 100 rounds of Federal Premium 9mm 115 gr FMJ. Is this a good lineup of ammo and/or are there others that you recommend?
     
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    Acheron2010

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    I would recommend trying a variety of 124 gr FMJ and JHP. I've used Federal, Winchester, Freedom Munitions - all have worked well.
     
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    Guess it depends on what purpose the ammo is for. Personally, I use Freedom Munitions 147gr RN for the range (getting ready to do IDPA competition) and love the way they shoot.
     
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    Find out what it likes when you shoot it and go from there.
     
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    That's exactly what I was thinking.
     
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    Is there a big difference in recoil between the different grain weights of 9mm?
     
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    Depends on your definition of "big." But yes, if you mix light bullets and heavy bullets, you can feel the difference. The heavier bullets are a bit snappier. I encourage you to try all kinds of ammo, then settle on what gives you the most accuracy and comfort and price point.
     
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    Ok. I'm going to hold off on the 147 grain 9mm for now. I will probably pick up some 124 and definitely some more 115 since they are on sale right now. The 147's I will get once they go on sale
     
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    I disagree about the snappiness.

    Personally, I find typical 9mm Luger 115gr/1100+fps rounds to have much more muzzle flip, while the 147gr/950fps I buy from Freedom have more of a push backwards than muzzle flip. For me, it's easier to get back on target and much more comfortable to shoot. And the 147gr will still make minimum IDPA power.
     
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    Very good to know if I decide to shoot IDPA. So, in terms of type of recoil (muzzle flip/push backward) the 9mm 147gr. Shoots like a .45, less recoil but push back?
     

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