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chris8518  [Member]
6/11/2011 7:06:17 PM
hello and thanks for your time and info. i just got into glock 40 s&w ive got a glock 23 and 27 and will be getting a glock 22 shortly anyway what is the best all around cartridge for each pistol and why thank you
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Barratt1  [Member]
6/11/2011 7:10:41 PM
Hornady TAP 180 grain

Daisycutter123  [Member]
6/11/2011 7:47:02 PM
Anything on the "Best choice" list above. The 180's seem to be softer shooting.
Hero  [Member]
6/11/2011 9:05:50 PM
+1 on the 180s being the nicest shooting .40s I've shot. I carry and am issued a round from the ammo FAQs, the Winchester Bonded 180gr JHP (Q4355).

Christisking  [Member]
6/11/2011 9:39:23 PM
I have to say after shooting competitions with both 135 grain reloads and 180 grain reloads I love the 180s. Then again the knock down steel poppers like they aren't there to begin with. The 135s aren't bad but I have to load them with more powder to get a similar result.
zzzspacezzz  [Team Member]
6/11/2011 10:10:23 PM
For protection or just to shoot?
USA ammo just to shoot.
Winchester Ranger 180gr for protection.
althor  [Team Member]
6/12/2011 12:11:23 AM
I'd say:
Winchester Ranger T 180Gr
Winchester Bonded JHP 180Gr
Winchester PDX1 (which is the same as above in a black box)
Federal HST 180Gr
Gold Dot 180Gr

Those are my pics. I think the 180 is the best loading for .40, personally.
fuzzy03cls  [Member]
6/12/2011 12:15:09 AM
HP
Winchester Bonded JHP 180Gr
165gr Gold Dots


Range ammo , anything I can find in 165gr or 180gr. Lately I have been using WWB 100 rd packs for $28.89 from walmart.
scotchymcdrinkerbean  [Team Member]
6/12/2011 7:52:38 PM
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Barnes all-copper bullets (140 & 155gr) loaded by: Cor-Bon (DPX40140)
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Winchester Ranger 180gr JHP (RA40T)
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Winchester Ranger 165gr JHP (RA40TA)
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Winchester Partition Gold 165gr JHP (RA401P)
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Winchester Bonded 180gr JHP (Q4355) Our issued ammo, when we have any, and I would carry it without any concerns if I didn't have tons of 180 Gold Dots on hand.
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Speer Gold Dot 155gr JHP (53961)
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Speer Gold Dot 180gr JHP (53962) My carry choice.
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Federal Tactical 165gr JHP (LE40T3)
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Federal Tactical 180gr JHP (LE40T1)
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Federal HST 180gr JHP (P40HST1)
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Remington Golden Saber 180 gr JHP (GS40SWB)
contactcole2  [Member]
6/13/2011 1:36:15 AM
Any reputable brand, bonded 180gr that runs in my gun.
LessThanZero  [Team Member]
6/13/2011 2:36:59 AM
When we transitioned over to Glock 23's years ago, I called and asked them. According to Glock, they had been designed to eat 180gr bullets.
FMJ  [Team Member]
6/13/2011 8:05:41 PM
Any 180gr thats on the above list for CCW


bruce21b  [Member]
6/14/2011 6:20:25 PM
Golden Saber 165 grain
scotchymcdrinkerbean  [Team Member]
6/15/2011 11:32:46 AM
Curiousity question for those who keep popping up with stuff that hasn't made the recommended list: do you all have any experimental data to back up these choices, or are they just pulled out of a hat?
Chris_1522  [Team Member]
6/15/2011 2:16:00 PM
Originally Posted By Barratt1:
Hornady TAP 180 grain



Why is that the best?
7mm-08  [Member]
6/15/2011 2:28:54 PM
Originally Posted By LessThanZero:
When we transitioned over to Glock 23's years ago, I called and asked them. According to Glock, they had been designed to eat 180gr bullets.


IIRC the .40 S&W was designed around the 180gr bullet at first. So w/ that in mind I use the Gold Dot 180gr loads for my carry gun & loaded magazines.
For practice & plinking I scored some PMC for $14 a box a while back. Taking the last 2 boxes this weekend for some informal shooting w/ friends. I have about 1k+ plus of some plated 165gr that I'll get around to loading soon.


7mm
chris8518  [Member]
6/22/2011 1:41:31 PM
thanks everyone for your info 180grains it is
FMJ  [Team Member]
6/23/2011 2:05:35 PM
Originally Posted By chris8518:
thanks everyone for your info 180grains it is


just make sure your 180gr is on the ABOVE list for SD/CCW

For range practice
I use FML/BALL in 180

kevin44mag  [Member]
6/24/2011 8:47:56 AM
THIS...

Originally Posted By althor:
I'd say:
Winchester Ranger T 180Gr
Winchester Bonded JHP 180Gr
Winchester PDX1 (which is the same as above in a black box)
Federal HST 180Gr
Gold Dot 180Gr

Those are my pics. I think the 180 is the best loading for .40, personally.


jmreagan  [Member]
6/24/2011 8:29:54 PM
OP, anything in 180 from the recommended list will be optimum for your gun with regards to effectiveness and recoil control. I don't know why it is but...... 180grain anything in the .40 caliber recoils less than 165 and 155grain loads for sure in my experience. It seems it should be the other way around but its not. I have no experience with anything lighter than 155 grain so I cannot comment on the lighter stuff.The 165 grain Gold Dot HP is the hardest kicking .40 ammo I know of. I'm not that recoil sensitive but it was easily noticed by me. That said anything from the recommended list is for sure a great SD load. I personally like the 180 grain HST and GDHP's.
GLOCKREAPER  [Team Member]
6/26/2011 6:45:29 AM
The FBI uses 180gr. Winchester PDX1 (Ranger) Bonded in their 23's.

I do too.
Hero  [Member]
6/26/2011 7:46:40 AM
Originally Posted By GLOCKREAPER:
The FBI uses 180gr. Winchester PDX1 (Ranger) Bonded in their 23's.

I do too.


This is also the round that I carry (and am issued).
Seiran  [Team Member]
6/28/2011 3:21:08 AM
I run 180gr Federal HST's. Great round. Gold Dots and Ranger T's in the 180gr flavor are also highly recommended.
SkagSig40  [Team Member]
6/28/2011 3:32:05 PM
Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
Originally Posted By Barratt1:
Hornady TAP 180 grain



Why is that the best?


It's not even in the top 3...... Gold Dot, Ranger T, HST.
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