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Which ammo are you carrying in your G27?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by 4949shooter, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Right now I am carrying 155 grain Federal Hydrashoks. I am thinking about switching over to Speer Gold Dots, maybe 155 grain or 165. I also looked into the 180 grain short barrel from Speer.

    What do you prefer? Why?

    Thanks,

    49
     
  2. barth

    barth six barrels

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    Speer Duty GDHP 155 gr
    or
    Winchester Ranger T-Series 165 gr
     


  3. Bald Baron

    Bald Baron Hermit

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    Hornady 165gr critical defense. Made for short barrels, not too much recoil or flash and reliable expansion.:wavey:
     
  4. Redstate

    Redstate

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    I carry Speer GD 180, not short barrel, in my G27. I like GD and have carried GD in various calibers for years.
     
  5. lyodbraun

    lyodbraun

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    Winchester PDX1 and Speer Gold dots.... and in other mags I use Hornadys TAP, and their Zombie Max rounds...
     
  6. I would like to carry the Hornady CD, or at least give it a try. SOP says we have to carry a jacketed hollowpoint, and I don't believe the critical defense round applies.
     
  7. Manic

    Manic

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    Carrying 155 grain Federal Hydrashoks as well.
     
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  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Mine's loaded with 155gr Gold Dots as I type. :cool:
     
  9. frontier2011

    frontier2011 Give Me Brass

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    Federal 180gr HST JHP.
    Not sure why a lot of peeps carry 155gr.
     
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  10. Cor-Bon 135 grain jhp. Back up mag is loaded with whatever "cruiser weight" ammo I have handy at the time of loading it. Right now it's 155 grain silvertips, but always mid weight 155-165 stuff.
     
  11. For whatever reason, I do not carry my 27. If were, I would probably use the same ammo for my 23, which is Federal HST 180 gr JHP.
     
  12. Fearless40

    Fearless40

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    180gr Gold Dot not short barrel - it's what I'm issued. No love there for the short barrel version but wasn't my decision. IIRC at the time there was some concern of clogging of the larger cavity and less expansion with the short barrel version. Have also heard of more feed issues. I have not tested the short barrel version so can't say for sure but have been pleased with the standard GD.

    In my personal G27 I have carried 165gr GD but now keep 180gr in both.
     
  13. Ocean_glocker

    Ocean_glocker

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    I have 165gr & 180gr HST, but I carry 165gr because I group the 165s better
     
  14. JBP55

    JBP55

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    Gold Dot, HST or Ranger T in 165gr. or 180gr.
     
  15. RYNOCG201

    RYNOCG201

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    This, except 165gr GDs


    Sent from the couch
     
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  16. Beanie-Bean

    Beanie-Bean

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    Hornady Critical Defense 165 gr. in the pipe and flush mag, Speer Gold Dot LE 180 gr. in the G22 backup magazine.
     
  17. 9L0ck

    9L0ck

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    I don't have a 27:supergrin:
    But when I had a 23 I used 180 gr PDX1
     
  18. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    Back when I carried it and when I occasionally do carry it, it's either 165 Gold Dot or 165 Ranger T-series.

    165 grain loads (1,150+ fps from a 4" barrel loads) are the only loads I will carry in any of my .40's.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012