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chopprs

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DB9+P
« on: September 29, 2020, 08:25:29 PM »
A thought about using +P...I know everyone wanted this and they got the answer with the Gen4 but has anyone done an actual test against ammo specifically designed for a 3" barrel like the Hornady Critical Defense? I would not be surprised if the Hornady ammo that was designed for guns like this outperforms a standard +P round. If anything second shot placement is far better simply because of the amount of powder burned outside the barrel
 causing muzzle flip. I traded my Gen1 for a Gen4 almost a year ago and I have fired all kinds of ammo through both of them. The Gen1 needed a little love to make it work but once I did it the gun was wonderful for thousands of rounds. I used it to teach NRA classes. The Gen4 got the same out of the box and it has been flawless with any ammo I put in it but I am stuck on the Hornady CD 115 grain. It seems to be the best combination of muzzle velocity, penetration and reliability...

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Re: DB9+P
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 04:59:24 PM »

Hi I was looking for anyone who had info on the Underwood 90 Gr Defender and found this. Still looking for more info

https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/415007307

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Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!

I bought the Diamondback AM2 several weeks ago and was so impressed by it I thought I would try the DB9 Gen 4. I looked at several reviews online before ordering it and they all seemed positive for the Gen 4. This purchase took about 7 days to receive, longer than most I have experienced but after a light cleaning and lube I put over 150 rounds through it in one session at the range. It ran Aguila 117 grain JHP, some Sig Sauer 124 grain JHP, some Fiocchi 115 grain FMJ and a handful of Underwood 90 grain +p defenders. The gun performed well with no FTEs or FTFs but the 124 grain JHP and the Underwood was pretty stout with the small and somewhat abrasive grip. I just put on a Hogue grip sleeve and hope it will tame down the bite just a bit and help thicken the grip too. The DB9 is so thin it seems easier to shoot one handed than with two. The only negative I had was the slide didn't lock back on 3 different occasions on an empty magazine. Otherwise, I highly recommend this little pistol; it has good sights, a good trigger and is as light weight as most 380s. One reviewer mentions it kicks like a young mule.....agreed! BUDS is always great!

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Re: DB9+P
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 10:56:13 PM »
This guy did the exact test of 9mm ammo for a three inch barrel.


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Re: DB9+P
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 08:27:36 AM »
I cracked the slide on my DB 380 with plus p ammo. I know you are talking about the 9 but I figured I would mention it anyway

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Re: DB9+P
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 05:20:25 PM »
I don't think you can go wrong with the HST.  I've also found that they tend to feed well, even in picky guns. 

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Re: DB9+P
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2021, 06:59:18 PM »
I cracked the slide on my DB 380 with plus p ammo. I know you are talking about the 9 but I figured I would mention it anyway

Yeah, thanks.  These are great little pocket guns but there's probably a limit on the beating they can take with over powered ammo.

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Re: DB9+P
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2021, 12:49:19 AM »
A thought about using +P...I know everyone wanted this and they got the answer with the Gen4 but has anyone done an actual test against ammo specifically designed for a 3" barrel like the Hornady Critical Defense? I would not be surprised if the Hornady ammo that was designed for guns like this outperforms a standard +P round. If anything second shot placement is far better simply because of the amount of powder burned outside the barrel
 causing muzzle flip. I traded my Gen1 for a Gen4 almost a year ago and I have fired all kinds of ammo through both of them. The Gen1 needed a little love to make it work but once I did it the gun was wonderful for thousands of rounds. I used it to teach NRA classes. The Gen4 got the same out of the box and it has been flawless with any ammo I put in it but I am stuck on the Hornady CD 115 grain. It seems to be the best combination of muzzle velocity, penetration and reliability...

You indicated that the gen 1 you had needed some love to make it work and that right out of the box you did the same to your DB9 Gen4. Care to share what you did?

 

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