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Carry Ammo Purchase Time... Opinions Needed

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by thegriz18, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. thegriz18

    thegriz18 Paper Killer

    Jun 17, 2007
    Friend Zone
    Ok, I'm down to a couple of extra rounds of my carry ammo (RA40TA). I keep two magazines loaded with carry ammo, and like to have a few extra rounds on hand since I've noticed set back issues with this round. (I still shoot those rounds sometimes at the range, even though it is stupid and might blow my gun up, or my hands, but so far it's been all good.:thumbsup: I use a G23...

    My inventory:

    • 165 grain PDX1
    • 135 grain Federal HST
    • 180 grain XTP

    I'd buy some more RA40TA without hesitation. I have found some 155 and 165 HST and have thought about buying that... Do I need to buy, or should I just go with something I have/can buy locally?
  2. Glockbuster


    Jun 30, 2005
    Middle America
    Heading into winter season and heavy clothing, why not use up your 180 XTP's ?

  3. pochis


    Jul 28, 2008
    hst is just nasty if heavy cloths are a problem either of the other two would work.:cool:
  4. If you can afford it, I would highly recommend building up a stash of both FMJ and JHP. You never know when the Feds will do something to restrict availability or severely impact price. They are discovering that ammo will be an easier path to gun control than restricting the guns. Hell, they just tried an end-around with the EPA trying to outlaw the use of lead in bullets. I feel comfortable with 10,000 rounds per cal with about 10% being JHP. That way, if supply were completely disrupted, I could stretch that into a lifetime supply.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2010
  5. datnvan


    Apr 30, 2008
    all of the tests i've seen the pdx1 tends to penetrate 18" deep. i would say they over penetrated. i love the hornady brand. xtp and ftx are relatively easy to find. quality ammo altho not the absolute most wicked terminal balistics. just reliable, dependable, consistent ballistics.
  6. triggerjerk


    Dec 19, 2000
    I like HST in any caliber.
    I'd find some in 180gr for .40 if you can.
    It is available online.
  7. thegriz18

    thegriz18 Paper Killer

    Jun 17, 2007
    Friend Zone
    I'm more of a 165 grain fan. The projectile isn't much lighter than 180 grains, and is much faster. A difference of 15 grains in weight, but 130fps in velocity. The RA40TA/165 PDX1 loads that I have tested have produced amazing results.
  8. G23c


    Jan 23, 2009
    houston, texas
    thats the one, HST 180gr. :supergrin:
  9. Aeroscoper


    Sep 26, 2006