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Old 11-15-2012, 04:37   #1
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G 21 ammo

Hi all...
For the glock 21 owners out there, what is your favorite ammo?

Both for practice/plinking and for personal defense?

Also, can +P ammo be used in the G21s?

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:27   #2
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Two of my favorite .45 rounds are the Federal HST and the Winchester Ranger +p. +P rounds are fine in a Glock. For the range whatever is least expensive works for me.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:55   #3
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I shot about any kind of .45 I had on hand and the G21 I had ate it like nobodys business. Shot a lot of PMC and Federal FMJ, Speer gold dot HP's.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:10   #4
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yes you can shoot +p rds in a 21,the large frame Glooks were designed around the full power 10mm loads.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:32   #5
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Mine easily eats up Tul ammo and its cheap.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:39   #6
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I reload and my Glock 21 has never had a factory round fired through it.

It gets a steady diet of 230gr FMJ and 4.5grs of Bullseye, and
230gr LRN with 4.0grs Bullseye.

Cheap practice/range ammo that I also wouldn't hesitate to use for self defense.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:50   #7
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Like others, my Glock 21 has shot without fail about every weight and shape of .45 ACP bullet there is. My favorite is my own handloaded 200 grain FMJ round from Montana Gold Bullet but I've recently loaded some Hornady and Montana Gold 185 grain jacketed hollow points that have also given me outstanding results with zero issues.

Since the big G21 will handle about everything, I opted for the least expensive jacketed bullet to reload for target and for IDPA competition. As far as self-defense, I like the Hornady Critical Defense round but the HST are awesome if expensive.
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Old 11-15-2012, 13:07   #8
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For off the shelf stuff, I lean towards the 230gr. Ranger T-series.
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Old 11-15-2012, 13:41   #9
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For range time, what ever is cheapest at my local wally world. Usually Tulammo, WWB, or Federal Champion.

For carry, I use 230 grain HST's. I just use standard pressure because I like that I can drill a ragged hole with 3-4 really quick shots. The pattern tends to spread a little when I use +P's.
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Old 11-15-2012, 14:51   #10
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Range ammo; 230gr Magtech...Self Defense...230gr +P Ranger T and +P Federal HST...
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Old 11-15-2012, 15:58   #11
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I just started using remanufactured .45 Ammo from http://www.freedommunitions.com/category-s/1844.htm

$14.49 for a Box of 50. Their remanufactured looks exactly like their new. I talked to the manufacturer and they told me the remanufactured ammo uses the same process as new, same primers, bullets and gunpowder, the same machines and process, the only difference is used shells. I have shot over 500 rounds with no issues. They will also give you $2.50/lb credit on any shells you send them.
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Old 11-15-2012, 18:16   #12
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Winchester white box 230 grain FMJ. What more stopping power do you need than that in .45 ACP?
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Old 11-15-2012, 18:59   #13
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I use Speer Lawman 230gr FMJ in my G21 Gen4. I use Speer Lawman in all my Glocks and 38 J & K frames.
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Old 11-15-2012, 19:11   #14
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In The Zone,

General practice/target I reload my own, but I shoot 230g FMJ RN bullets, and if I shoot factory I like Federal 230g FMJ rounds.

For Home/Self Defense I use Hornady 230g XTP HP +P ammunition.

As you can tell I kinda like the 230g bullet.
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Old 11-15-2012, 19:44   #15
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For practice I've used WWB, American Eagle, and Magtech so far.

For carry, either Federal HST or Winchester Ranger T 230gr.
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Old 11-15-2012, 19:56   #16
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HST, Gold Dot, Ranger T for carry. Lawman or American Eagle for the range.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:22   #17
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I shoot Winchester white box 230gr for target. For HD or EDC (yes, I will carry my 21) I only use Winchester Ranger T's 230gr.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:39   #18
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Speer lawman 230g = practice
Speer gold dots 230g = carry


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Old 11-16-2012, 08:55   #19
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Thank you so much for the replies. It appears that 230 gr. bullets are overwhelmingly more popular than 185 gr.

It this for maximum energy transfer or to help prevent over penetration?
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:10   #20
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The big 230 gr rounds do everything you need, and are more accurate.
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