As with all else in life, choosing good 9mm ammo for self defense is never going to be easy as there are a lot of things to consider. But whatever you do, whether or not you end up ordering any of the ammo brands in this article, make sure you save some for practice shooting if only to familiarize yourself with how your handgun handles the loads — specifically, how accurate the bullets are and how they recoil.
And never make the assumption that you can win every gunfight just because you have your mag loaded with some of the best ammo on the market. Always remember that in gunfights, shot placement is king.
This article by Mike Ramientas originally appeared at Gun News Daily in 2019.