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What's a good 40 caliber grain to shoot?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Fireguy10, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Fireguy10

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    I've recently switched from 9mm to 40 caliber with (hopefully) purchasing a Glock 23 gen 4 this Saturday. Like everyone else i've been having some issues with finding any 40 ammo let alone a certain grain.

    But with that being said, I was wondering what grain would be best to shoot in a 40 caliber.

    As always thanks for the help everyone.
     
  2. Revvv

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  3. My Glock 23 shoots POA=POI with 180gr. Most of my ammo is 180gr PDX1, but I also have some 155gr Gold Dots. Would my Glock shoot higher or lower than POA with the 155's?
     
  4. One way I have been getting ammo when its not on most store shelves is at the range. They always seem to have 180gr FMJ but they limit you to two boxes per visit.
     
  5. SCmasterblaster

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    The .40/180gr penetrates real well.
     
  6. dkf

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    Lots of good loads in 165gr and 180gr. You will also see those two weights are also very popular with LE.
     
  7. PVolk

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    I only shoot 180gr stuff (usually Federal or S&B) in my G23. And I reserve my 165gr rounds (Winchester white) for my conpensated longslide Glock.
     
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  8. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    You got that right.
     
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  9. jrd22

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    180 gr. is my first choice, 165 works well too.
     
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  10. greenlion

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    155 if you want speed, 180 if you want weight, 165 if you want to split the difference.
     
  11. SCmasterblaster

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    Go with the 180. It will penetrate through the winter clothing.
     
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  12. gooffeyguy

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    And a 155 @ 1200fps wont?


    Personally in the 20+ years of shooting .40 I prefer a 155 or 165 over anything else
     
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  13. SCmasterblaster

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    It is a matter of sectional density. The 180gr bullet has a lot more sectional density.
     
  14. gooffeyguy

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    But saying a 155gr bullet won't penetrate winter clothes? :rofl:
     
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