Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Old School Carry Loads
I have a 30+ year old Sig P6 and since these guns are known for having feed issues with JHP's I've amassed a good stockpile of Federal 9BP carry ammo. Federal 9BP has a long, excellent history in law enforcement use and is known for superb accuracy.
Sure, there are better 9mm carry loads available these days (HST's & Gold Dots in particular) but I wouldn't feel the least bit undergunned carrying two mags full of 9BP. One other advantage of the Federal load is price. They can generally be had for ~$20 per 50rd. box.
In comparing some of my newer 9BP boxes with a few 20rd. C9BP boxes I still have lying around I've noticed that the hollowpoint is different. My understanding is that the rounds are identical and that the "C" denotes a commercial designation for the 20 rd. boxes. However, the hollowpoint shape and construction are obviously different.
In the picture to the right, 9BP on the left, C9BP on the right
Again, 9BP on the left, C9BP on the right.
Anyone know if Federal tweaked the 9BP load at some point or if there's a significant difference between the commercial and law enforcement 9BP loads?