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Well, after many months of research, I have purchased my first handgun, and I thought I'd do it right and buy a P99 Titanium in 9mm. After reading Dr. Lunde's FAQ, i decided to purchase some 147 grain bullets to break in my gun a little. I've put just 100 rounds through it so far but without any trouble. I love the gun.

The question is: what kind of ammo do you all use in your 9mm? What works best in the gun? What is better for different applications such as range shooting vs. practical shooting or self-defense?

Also, if this is posted elsewhere that I just couldn't find, please let me know and I'll head on over that way. Thanks for all your help.

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Had been using Geco 124gr 9mm for range ammo but my source went out of business it seems. Just got a case of Federal American Eagle 124gr from ammoman and like it alot. Seems alot cleaner than Geco as well.
 

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Geco FMJ 124gr (still avail local here, not super cheap but not bad, $6.95/50), Great stuff! I broke in my P99 with this.

Wally World Winchester 115gr FMJ, 100 round box, <$11.00.

Indoor range (lead only due to backstop), Carroll remanuf 125gr LRN, $31-$35 for 250 rnds.

I may try that Am Eagle 124gr stuff.

For defense, you will of course get many varied opinions.
I switched from Hydra-Shok to Speer Gold Dot 124gr HP. I got the $45 bulk box 250 rnd special (labeled for practice only; believed to be recalled police returns) to check for reliable cycling. Now I'll get some retail boxed fresh stuff.
 

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I have been shooting alot of "Magtech" Ammo in my 9mm P99.

Their 124 gr FMJ is very accurate in my 99 and is about 132PF. I tried their 115gr FMJ, shoots equally as well,but sometimes fails to make the 125PF floor I need to play games with. I have the same problem with most brands of 115gr loads.

I have a local distributer I can get it from. It is priced the same as the Winchester white box stuff.

Here's their web site

http://www.magtechammunition.com/html/home.html

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Hi Folks, I am new to this forum though NOT new to guns !! I love them all but my Walther P99 is a most awesome piece !! I took it to the range Sunday and it gobbled up the 147 grainers -but didn't like the light-weights (115gr) These were hand loads the beau made for me. My P99 is in OD green with 5" barrel and it is a cute lil dickens !! I shot several bulls-eyes when we moved the target up close-n-personal and that makes me a very happi girl :D
Patti/Sigzmom
"A happy woman is a woman in control."
 

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Hi Sigzmom!
Welcome to the Forum. Invite your friends here!
Is your P99 fairly new?
It is general accepted practice to break in the P99 9mm by firing ~300-400 rounds of 124gr or greater, prior to moving to 115gr.
I did this, as others did also, and now I fire off a lot of 115gr FMJ, 125gr LRN, 124gr FMJ, with the occasional experimentation for cycling of a few hundred JHP.
(note, that some say they have successfully started off with 115gr, with no issues)

Have you tried the P22? Nice little companion piece.
 

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I broke my 9 in with the cheap 115 gr stuff from Wally world. No problems.

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Quote[/b] ]My P99 is in OD green with 5" barrel and it is a cute lil dickens !!
Where did the 5" barrel come from? mines only 4. I do agree it's a cute lil dickens!
 

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Well, Ammo option run a little slim in Pullman, WA. Let me tell ya. I've gone through 100 CCI TMJ 147g, 100 Federal American Eagle FMJ 147g, and 100 Winchester HP 147g Walmart Specials. I have not had my gun jam on me yet! It doesn't seem too picky with the heavier ammo. We'll see about the lighter stuff the next time out.
 
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