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Old 02-15-2011, 11:57   #41
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G27 - Hornady TAP FPD 155 Gr. JHP
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:01   #42
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Don't consistently carry a Glock as my retirement weapon.

When I do, it's either one of my G26's or a G27.

The ammunition is usually either Winchester T-Series or Remington Golden Sabre (non-bonded), whichever is closest at hand when loading magazines, since both have been issued loads. Bullet weight has varied upon occasion. I've sometimes used older style hollowpoints from both companies when the premium loads weren't available or easily at hand. Just depends.

While personally-purchased new factory ammunition is authorized for off-duty & retirement weapons, I've generally just gone with whatever was being issued for duty weapons at the time (availability) and focused my attention on mindset, skillset, training, practice & maintenance.

After some years of having been a firearms instructor and armorer for some different makes/models, I'm probably a bit less fussy than some folks about the particular make/model/brand of weapon and ammunition. As long as they're of modern manufacture, good quality and well maintained, I'm more interested in other things.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:03   #43
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Glock 30 (backup gun to my 1911).
.45 acp.
Was using Federal ammunition for a long time,but with their recent recalls i use Winchester 230 grain jhp.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:21   #44
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G23 Gen 3
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Speer Gold Dot
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I like these best because of their track record an I figure if they are good enough for many levels of law enforcement they are good enough for me. I also like 135 or 180gr HSTs or 165gr Ranger Ts but usually opt for the Gold Dots because they are bonded.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:22   #45
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:23   #46
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124 +P or 147
Ditto. Ranger 127 +P+ also. But I am wearing an M&P 45c w/230gr Gold Dots right now.

When summer comes my EDC will switch to a PM9 with the 124+P Gold Dots.

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Old 02-15-2011, 12:24   #47
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Nightstand: G19 with Streamlight, Speer Gold Dot 124gr +P

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Old 02-15-2011, 12:29   #48
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G19: Remington Golden Sabre's 124gr and Speer Gold Dot 124gr.
G22: same only with 180gr.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:30   #49
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G23 Gen3, with 15 round mag/spacer. Federal HST 155 gr JHP
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:49   #50
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Glock Ammo

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Ranger (Law Enforcement Ammunition)
180 grain

Supposedly, these are the "replacements" for Winchester's old Black Talon ammo. But I was also drawn to these rounds because of ammo tests I've studied that show they always work--and work well. They're also less expensive than some of the newer types of self-defense ammunition (e.g. CorBon DPX). And of course, it states that its "law enforcement ammunition," which is always a good marketing technique with gun owners.


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Old 02-15-2011, 12:54   #51
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looks like people love the Speer gold dot followed by Federal HST and Winchester Ranger t's . great info, keep them coming
You know what else I'm noticing with these responses?

See how many members carry the compact Glocks rather than the sub-compacts? Look at how many carry the G23 over the G27.
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Old 02-15-2011, 13:03   #52
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first off, what Glock do you use as your primary carry or home defense gun? Glock 23
what caliber? .40S&W
what brand of ammo? Winchester
what series of the brand? PDX1
what grain is the ammo you use? 180gr.
what made you to start using this ammo(example. reviews,articles,personal experimenting ect.)? Designed for FBI, Good enough for them, Good enough for me. Plus GREAT expansion
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Old 02-15-2011, 13:30   #53
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Old 02-15-2011, 14:02   #54
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You know what else I'm noticing with these responses?

See how many members carry the compact Glocks rather than the sub-compacts? Look at how many carry the G23 over the G27.
Because the subs suck. I think most people who "like" them don't ever shoot them.

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Old 02-15-2011, 15:04   #55
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Because the subs suck. I think most people who "like" them don't ever shoot them.
It might not be unfair to suspect that a great many owners of all type, manner and size handguns might not regularly shoot them.

Granted, all things considered, the larger the handgun the easier most folks feel it to be when it comes to handling, manipulating and especially shooting them. Not surprising.

For example, it's not uncommon to read quite a number of occasional postings in this forum where owners of subcompacts state they feel they need to use magazine floorplate extensions in order to be able to have a support for the little fingers.

While I like to use the curved extensions (which don't add capacity) on a few of my G26/27 magazines so they're easier to firmly seat in the shortened grip of the guns when carried as spare magazines, I usually use magazines with standard flat floorplates as the primary mags carried in the guns.

Personally, I wouldn't go so far as to say that "subs suck" in broad general terms. Different strokes, and all that ...

Having invested many thousands of rounds shooting them, myself, I've even discovered that they make shooting my larger handguns seem even easier.

I also suspect that a number of folks may gravitate to smaller pistol (and revolver) platforms which may be harder for them to shoot, and then give insufficient attention to the mastering using the smaller guns.

I certainly found myself investing extra range time with increasingly smaller guns when I started to carry compact and subcompact pistols some years ago ... and renewed my interest in carrying and using J-frames.
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Old 02-15-2011, 15:23   #56
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G27--For carry. 165 grain PDX1

G22--HD. First 10 are 135 gr HST then last 6 are 180 gr PDX1.

Did a lot of reading and research as well as shooting with my wife. She did the best with the 135's. The 180's are for just in case.
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Old 02-15-2011, 15:38   #57
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G23 Gen 4
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Federal HST
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Until something else comes out, I selected the Federal HSTs for 9, 40 and 45 based on some law enforcement ballistic workshop results which are compiled in the following series of PDFs:
[url]http://le.atk.com/general/irl/woundballistics.aspx[/url]
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Old 02-15-2011, 16:08   #58
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The fact that fragments like the old 125gr .357 magnum loads. Which is what the .357 sig was designed to replicate. That, and the fact that it squirts out of a 4 inch barrel at 1400 fps and change.
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Old 02-15-2011, 16:20   #59
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first off, what Glock do you use as your primary carry or home defense gun?
what caliber?
what brand of ammo?
what series of the brand?
what grain is the ammo you use?
what made you to start using this ammo(example. reviews,articles,personal experimenting ect.)?
Glock G30SF (CCW and home defense)
.45 ACP (10+1)
Speer
Gold Dot JHP
230gr

Speer Gold Dot JHP is extensively tested by Law Enforcement for penetration, expansion and retained weight and has a good reputation among LEO. Test data is readily available to the general public on the Internet. It's available at affordable prices from online ammo suppliers. Speer makes a companion Lawman 230gr FMJ round for range practice that closely matches the recoil and accuracy of the Gold Dot JHP.

Other SD ammo I'm evaluating for future use:

SwampFox Nickel +P Brass Premium Max Velocity 230gr Hornady XTP JHP, 1050 fps, 565 ft-lbs. energy (very impressive energy for .45 ACP load with proven Hornady XTP bullet)

Federal HST 230gr +P LE JHP, 960 fps, 470 ft-lbs. energy (same justification as with Speer GDHP)
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Old 02-15-2011, 16:24   #60
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Primary Carry is G-17 with Truglo TFO night sights
Primary HD is G-19 bone stock Speer Gold Dot 147s in both
Back ups are Kimber CS II, and Colt Mk IV Ser 80 both 5"
Both fully loaded with Winchester Ranger T 230 gr

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