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Old 02-11-2013, 10:09   #21
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For a "cheap" JHP, I like the 180gr Remington UMC JHP you can buy from Walmart. A little dirty, but it's accurate and opens up real nice.

For premium, pretty much anything Federal HST, Winchester Ranger T-Series and PDX, Speer Gold Dot or Remington Golden Sabre. Oh, and the Hornady XTP/TAP FPD lineup is good too.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:12   #22
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Self Defense, 155gr Winchester SilverTip Hollowpoints, or 180gr Speer Gold Dot. Pair them with 155gr or 180gr Lawman for practice ammo.
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Old 02-11-2013, 16:38   #23
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I just got a Gen4 27 and I've shot a box of the 180gr Gold Dot with no problems.
Plan on using for EDC.
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Old 02-11-2013, 16:56   #24
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I recently got my first gun, a Glock 27 Gen 4. I was looking at self defense rounds and the sales guy at the gun store sold me a box to Zombie Max rounds, the name aside he said they have more rapid expansion so they won't go though a person or even walls. Though I live in a cheap apartment, I think anything would go though the walls easily. So my first concern is making sure the round does not go though the walls, while I don't expect the wall to stop any round, with the laser sight I am getting I shouldn't miss so as long as I can be certain the round won't go though the intruder that should work.

The problem is the Zombie max rounds run about $1.50 a round with sales tax. Is the gun store guy right or just trying to sell me the most expensive stuff? Are traditional hollow points good enough? I would like a good affordable round so I can practice with the same rounds at the range. I would really like to shoot as much of my self defense ammo as I can at the range to get used to it and stay up on my accuracy with it but at the price I'd find it hard to.
For Self Defense I like;
Winchester Ranger T-Series,
Speer GDHP,
Federal HST.

Quality practice ammo in the same weight as your self defense ammo is fine.
Speer Lawman, Winchester White Box and Federal FMJ
are good examples of target ammo.

I like to run 200 rounds of SD ammo through a gun.
But my G27 will eat anything and just a box will work in a pinch.

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Old 02-11-2013, 18:13   #25
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I prefer 180g in .40

I would be okay with HST, Gold Dot, Ranger, or PDX1.
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Old 02-11-2013, 19:36   #26
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When I carry a .40 I use 180 gr HST.

If you stick with Gold Dot, HST, PDX1, Ranger, Golden Saber, you're going to have an effective carry round.
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Old 02-11-2013, 20:05   #27
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Quality practice ammo in the same weight as your self defense ammo is fine.
This is interesting, the difference is $12.95 per 50 round box or about almost 26 cents a round between gold dots and lawman in 180 grain.

$26/mo extra for the actual gold dots for practice seems like a good deal to me, but it does make me wonder who here practices with what they carry and who gets the same weight and same manufacturer in just a FMJ for practice?
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Old 02-11-2013, 20:18   #28
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Speer Gold Dot 165 grain.
This is what I have. Or any good named round. The g27 eats it all.

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Old 02-11-2013, 21:16   #29
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IMHO Speer GDHP, Winchester PDX-1, or Federal HST. Any one of them in a 180 r loading is the scnizzle. Again my humble opinion.
I use the HST and GDHP, and wouldn't mind using PDx-1 if they werent available.


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Old 02-11-2013, 21:21   #30
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The options are endless as are the opinions. I use Winchester elite bonded rounds in 180 grain in my glock. In the m&p I have Remington personal defense.

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:07   #31
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Speer Gold Dot, I use 180s.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:31   #32
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I just got a Gen4 27 and I've shot a box of the 180gr Gold Dot with no problems.
Plan on using for EDC.Speer Gold Dot .40 S&W 180 gr JHP SIM-TEST w/denim - YouTube
I am glad that he used a G22. None of that short-barrelled stuff . . . . .
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:30   #33
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http://m.hornady.com/store/40-S-and-W-165-gr-ZMAX
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Good stuff, according to their website.
The Zombie 165 gr. 40's do 1,045 fps / 400 ft/lbs out of a 3" test barrel.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:54   #34
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I use golden sabre but switching to Hornady critical defense
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:00   #35
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Speer Gold Dot 180gr HP. Thinking about going to 165gr though.

Check out the ballistic tests on youtube. I like to see what the ammo going into my gun does.
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Old 02-14-2013, 16:20   #36
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If I remember right, CorBon uses a 165gr bullet in .40 S&W.
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Old 03-08-2013, 13:52   #37
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I switch between the old and true Golden Saber reloads, and Speer Gold Dot,, have had great testing with both
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I switch between the old and true Golden Saber reloads, and Speer Gold Dot,, have had great testing with both
I used to carry reloads in my G17.
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Old 03-08-2013, 14:01   #39
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Golden Sabers here
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Old 03-08-2013, 14:02   #40
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Is it weird that I'm perfectly fine with plain FMJ for self defense? The way I see it, if I need to fire, I'm emptying my full magazine out of the 27. If i fail to hit anything vital for qhatever reason then im either drunk or its just plain luck.

Then again being just fresh out of the law enforcement academy and shooting for around 10 years, I'm pretty used to firing from the hip on a quick draw. Now for home defense I've got a 12 gauge loaded with 00 Buck next to my bed.

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