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The best SD rounds for a 40

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by KAK, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. KAK


    Aug 20, 2010
    Waco Texas
    What is a good SD round for many different barrel sizes? I plan on getting a G22,23, I have a 27, and then an PM40.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2010
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    I'd personally go with a 155 grain JHP at a nominal velocity of 1200 feet per second, or a 165 grain at around 1140 fps.

    If you prefer a 180 grain subsonic (many do, perceiving lighter recoil) best bet is a high tech hollow point (Gold Dot, Ranger, HST, etc.) engineered to open from shorter barrels at lower velocities.


  3. KAK


    Aug 20, 2010
    Waco Texas

    Thanks Mas! I will go with the 165 then because matching practice ammo will be easier to find.

    I just got finished with In The Gravest Extreme. I love the common sense approach to keep out of trouble while carrying. My favorite chapter was the one where you responded to the 2 officers that called you out about throwing the punks some money. These are good ways to keep the negative light off of gun owners.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010