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Old 02-17-2010, 01:52   #1
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Glock 22 ammo recommendations?

Hi, I am getting my Glock 22 after the waiting period is over, but I am wondering if anyone could recommend any specific ammo? I'm not sure what to go for, since I've seen several different brands and I don't know how the different rounds affect firing. Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:06   #2
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In my experience, out of my g22:

155gr Hornaday JHP - great accuracy within self defense range, consistent expansion, good penetration. i prefer these for my every day carry, just a personal preference. flawless performance.

180gr Speer Gold dot JHP - no trouble hitting targets at 60 yards. hot & heavy and still very accurate < 10yd range. most people who carry g22s would probably recommend this round for SD. flawless performance.

180gr Federal American Eagle FMJ - good for target, acceptable (your preference) for SD. i think they're kind of weak and have had a couple of extraction issues with this particular brand.

165gr WWB target FMJ - define: plinking.

If you've never fired a g22, you're kind of in for a treat. The .40 S&W is considered a large caliber, essentially, as most people describe, a cut-down 10mm Auto. Now, .45 ACP is a large caliber as well, but the recoil generated by the round (when fired out of a glock or any recoil action pistol) is far different from the recoil generated by a .40 S&W fired out of a recoil action pistol. In a comparative sense, the recoil felt from firing a g21 is much like an upward flip recoil, where as the g22 feels like catching a fastball in the palm of your hand. Less flip, more snap in a g22/.40 S&W.

The Speer and Hornaday rounds will give you more snap than the others I listed, with the correlation being a more powerfully charged round.

In short:

lighter rounds are have more accuracy up close and less down range. generally better penetration factors.

heavier rounds less accurate up close, a bit more power behind them and carry well down range

the amount of recoil you feel will lie within the quality of the ammo you pick. JHP is generally hotter, some rounds are marked +P (high-pressure) and it always varies between manufacturer and even product number. federal makes ammo specifically for wal-mart with the ammo box numbers all marked with WMXXXX.

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:13   #3
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No problems what so ever with Federal 180g or 165g out of my Glock 22.
I shoot Federal 180g most of the time as I can get it at Wally world
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:36   #4
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165 grain gold dots or 165 grain pdx-1...........
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Old 02-17-2010, 19:54   #5
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Bonded 180gr Remington Golden Saber jhp in all my .40cal weapons. IMO 180gr ammo offers a great choice when 9mm isn't enough and 45acp doesn't hold enough rounds but you still want a nice size bullet. This is what I love about the .40cal with 180gr jhp's
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Old 02-17-2010, 21:28   #6
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Hi, I am getting my Glock 22 after the waiting period is over, but I am wondering if anyone could recommend any specific ammo? I'm not sure what to go for, since I've seen several different brands and I don't know how the different rounds affect firing. Thanks for any help.
The G-22 is an excellent pistol. You will be very well served by your new purchase. Late last year I bought at G-22RTF. I have been extremely well pleased with it. For range/practice ammo, I would suggest Federal Champion 180 gr. FMJ; Winchester White Box 165 gr FMJ; Magtech 165 gr. FMJ. There are other brands that will give equal results, but the three mentioned are the brands that I have fired in my G-22. I have had four FTF w/ a single box of the Fed. Champion ammo. These are the only problems I've had in 1,500 rds. fired. After wiping out the magazines, I have not had any further problems in the subsequent 300 rds. fired. Firing at 15 yds. with 180 gr. FMJ, POI = POA. With 165 gr FMJ, POI is ever so slightly above POA. Currently for SD/HD my G-22 is loaded with Remington 180 gr. JHP. HTH. Sincerely. Brucev.
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Old 02-17-2010, 22:45   #7
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I have my G22rtf loaded with Fed. HST 180gr. If not that then 180gr. Gold Dot
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Old 02-17-2010, 22:58   #8
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I use 180 grain Winchester Bonded.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:10   #9
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Well, I talked to a guy at a gun shop, prior law enforcement, he recommended sticking with the 180 grain bullets, superior penetrating power apparently. I picked up these:

100 rounds - Blazer Brass .40 S&W 180 grain FMJ
20 rounds - Winchester Supreme Elite - Bonded PDX1 - 180 grain JHP
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:44   #10
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Well, I talked to a guy at a gun shop, prior law enforcement, he recommended sticking with the 180 grain bullets, superior penetrating power apparently. I picked up these:

100 rounds - Blazer Brass .40 S&W 180 grain FMJ
20 rounds - Winchester Supreme Elite - Bonded PDX1 - 180 grain JHP

You did fine on your choices.

Now, go online, find some ammo dealers, buy in the bulk and get out to the range!
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:29   #11
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I prefer 155g Speer Gold Dots.
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Old 02-18-2010, 19:14   #12
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I don't have .40S&W so I can't recommend anything.

If I ever have that caliber from what I know right now I'd load 180-grain ammo for woods carry and 155- to 165-grain premium JHP for self-defense.
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Old 02-18-2010, 21:00   #13
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Well, I talked to a guy at a gun shop, prior law enforcement, he recommended sticking with the 180 grain bullets, superior penetrating power apparently. I picked up these:

100 rounds - Blazer Brass .40 S&W 180 grain FMJ
20 rounds - Winchester Supreme Elite - Bonded PDX1 - 180 grain JHP
So tell us did your G22 come with 10rd or 15rd mags? and can you purchass/own Hi Cap mags?
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Old 02-18-2010, 21:09   #14
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So tell us did your G22 come with 10rd or 15rd mags? and can you purchass/own Hi Cap mags?
I don't have my G22, I pick it up on the 24th, but I do know unfortunately due to california law, I can't have the higher capacity 15 round magazines, only the 10 rounds. I don't see what the law makers were trying to do when they did this.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:50   #15
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I don't have my G22, I pick it up on the 24th, but I do know unfortunately due to california law, I can't have the higher capacity 15 round magazines, only the 10 rounds. I don't see what the law makers were trying to do when they did this.
What were the lawmakers trying to do when they did this? Violate the Constitutional rights of citizens. It's as simple as that. Their decision had nothing to do with any supposed concern for public safety, etc. Their decision reflects their profound disregard for the basic civil rights of citizens as established in the Constitution of the United States.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:13   #16
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Win ranger T 165gr if you can find em. Good balance of speed and weight.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:25   #17
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I carry 180 loads of the following in all my 40 cals
G 22-23-27 and sig 229dak
Gold Dot 180
HST 180 or 165
Ranger T 180 or 165
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Old 02-19-2010, 21:26   #18
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Gold Dot or HST both in 180, served me fine!

Gold Dot 165 is the issue round in my county.
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Old 02-20-2010, 15:01   #19
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I like big holes, so I want some expansion, too. I have both 165 Gold Dots & also various 180s, but tend to stick w/the 165 gr offerings.
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