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Speer Gold Dot 40 S&W SHORT BARREL

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by drakenn, Feb 13, 2013.


  1. drakenn

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    Anyone have any opinions with a G27? Is it better to lean towards a 155 grain bullet with the short barrel?
     

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  2. G26S239

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    I used to put 155 Gold Dots in my 27 when I had it. Then I switched to 180 grain HSTs. I got rid of the 27 and now I have an HK P2000sk and an M&P40c. I put 180 grain HSTs in both.
     

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  4. 1canvas

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    180s are pretty mild in 27s. I carry HSTs and Gold Dots in my 27.
     
  5. G26S239

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    And to actually answer about 40 180 grain SB Gold Dots I have never tried them but they sound like a good dependable load. I use the 45 230 grain Gold Dot SBs in two of my guns..
     
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    .45 230gr GDSBs - good loads :cool:
     
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    For what it's worth, I have put two boxes of the 180 through my Gen 4 27 with no problems.
     
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    G27s are good little guns.
     
  9. tiny tim

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    I just shot the Hornady zombie max165 gr z-max in my G27 @ 10 feet into 3 one gallon milk jugs filled with news paper and water 16-17in penitration great expantion seemed to shoot a little left and high thow?
     
  10. okiedave

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    I have shot several makes of ammo in my G27, without a single issue, but my carry ammo is Gold Dot 180 grain. I have shot many boxes of the Gold Dot and trust it 100%. Need to replace a couple of boxes I shot in Dec, but have not seen any in stores lately. :-(
     
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    Good luck finding ANY ammo out there. :upeyes:
     
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    I haven't found a load my G27 won't eat reliably and throw accurately. My carry round in the G27 is a Ranger SXT 180gr. I've had GDHP in 155, 165, and 180gr's, in the past, as carry rounds.
     
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    G27s are not at all finicky. :cool:
     
  14. tiny tim

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    Okiedave Thank you for the advise on the 180gr gold dot I havent seen to much ballistics on the G27 what would you recommend for a close practice round maybe a win white box 180gr fmj?
     
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    I can shoot at my work site and there is a Sports Authority down the street from me. So I always run over there to get ammo. I have put countless rounds of the 180 white box through both my Glocks. No problems yet...
     
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    Yes - WWB is good stuff.
     
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    I carry 180 GDHP in my 22 and Short Barrel 135 +p GDHP in my 38. I just picked up a 27, trying to decide if the Short Barrel is really needed for the 27. Any advice?
     
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    Well the G27 has a very short barrel . . . . .