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40 carry ammo?

Discussion in 'The .40 S&W Club' started by fulltang, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. fulltang

    fulltang not normal

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    So what is your favorite SD load?

    Do you like to stay with a heavy 180 or go light and fast?

    It seems to me that most loads in this caliber are pretty effective. I just use what shoots close to POA as long as it is a quality hollowpoint.
     
  2. sarge133

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    I prefer the 180gr. Federal HSTs. But thats mostly because I grew up shooting 230gr. .45ACP. I just feel more comfortable with the heavier round.
     

  3. Ak.Hiker

    Ak.Hiker

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    I prefer the Hornady 155 grain XTP in my Glock 22 as a carry load. But I have never found a bad load either. Lots to choose from in the 40. If I want more penetration than the 155 XTP offers i would load it with the Speer 180 grain TMJ or the Double Tap 200 grain FMJ.
     
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    Federal 155 gr Hi-Shok
     
  5. Rusty Guns

    Rusty Guns

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    I carry Winchester Silvertips, cause that is what I have right now.
    Having trouble finding any other rounds, so I'll just keep on.

    Rusty
     
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    i would say you want the heaviest, slowest load you can get....so for a .40 it would be the 180grain in brand of your pref.....
     
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    70 grain magsafes.
     
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    federal 180 gr hs
     
  9. The 49er

    The 49er

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    I like the 180's

    180 grain Remington Golden Sabers

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    180 Hornady Tap
     
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    Trademark tabula rasa

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    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

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    Every mag I have is loaded up with 180 HST's.
     
  12. JohnP82

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    I like the Speer Gold Dots 180 gr
     
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    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    My old favorite.... my new one is the 165g HST
     
  14. glockandgroovin'

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    My G23 is loaded with Hydra Shoks..I believe them to be 165 gr..
     
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    AJSully421 Armed Citizen

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    180 HST in the gun, 180 GD in the spare mag
     
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    1) 180gr HST or Ranger T-series
    2) 165gr Ranger T-series
     
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    I like the 180's, mainly because the 155's have beaten the hell out of my pistols, and the 180's tend to not.

    For defense, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the major maker's 155, 165, or 180 grain hollow point loads when it comes to terminal performance.
     
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    SMSTRICK "WE THE PEOPLE"

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    165 gr Speer Gold Dot, Glock 22
     
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    155gr. Federal HST's or 165gr. Winchester Ranger-T's.