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Ranger T and HST 40 in 165gr or 180gr

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by gusbuster, May 19, 2011.

  1. gusbuster


    Aug 9, 2009
    Hi Mas,

    I have been thinking of switching to 165gr or 180gr for my G27. I was wondering if you could give me an idea of the street record for the Ranger T or HST in those weights. I know you prefer the 165gr, are the 180gr performing poorly on the street? Some people say that you have less velocity loss with a heavier bullet from a short barrel, do you think I should consider the 180gr for a 3.5" barrel or go with the 165gr? Do you prefer the Ranger T in 165gr?
    As always, thank you for your highly valued advice,
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    It's not that the 180 grain performs poorly on the street; it's that the 165-grain Ranger at full velocity performs SUPERBLY on the street.

    Neither is a bad choice, but my own preference is still for the full-velocity 165 grain in a .40 S&W caliber pistol, regardless of barrel length.