Federal .40S&W 180gr HST in Clear Ballistics Gel.

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by 5pins, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. ChrisD46

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    +1 ... Is there really any better self defense ammo than HST ? (Old School Gold Dot is my #2 choice) .
     
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  2. Pandaz3

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    I do happen to have a partial box of 180 Gr HST sitting next to my computer, but I have 150 Gr Nosler Underwood's in my Shield 1.0. My favorite 155 Gr XTP Underwood's in my XDS40's (Mod 1 and 2), and both XD40 SC's Mod 2, the XD40 Service mod 2, both M&P40C's (3.6" & 4.0") my Walther PPX 40, and finally in my HK USP 40. I am in the lighter faster 40 corner.
    I have the HST's in my Charter Arms Pitbull 40 revolver. (My avatar)
    I have 40 conversion barrels for my G-29 and G-33.
     
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  3. Railsplitter

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    Those prudent enough to have bought 357 Sig barrels for their Glock .40s can still buy the excellent HST round even in the middle of an ammo shortage. Then there are the slow learners.


    https://www.sgammo.com/product/357-...-357-sig-125-grain-federal-hst-ammo-p357shst1
     
  4. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    In early June I purchased 250 rounds of the P40HST1 for $105 shipped. It is 40 Cal 180g HST. I can't figure out the difference between this round and OP's loading, but I assume it is the same bullet. Can someone clue me in on that?

    FWIW, Lucky Gunner tested this P40HST1 round with heavy fabric and it performed as below out of a Glock 27's 3.43" barrel at a median velocity of 960 FPS (952-976)

    ETA, Thanks 5Pins!

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  5. procharger1

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    I believe the OP has the contract overrun which has brass casings. You have the exact same bullets except you have nickel casings.
     
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  6. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    they are indeed nickel.
    ETA thanks, good to know.

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  7. pspez

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    It’s exactly what I use.
     
  8. GunsNweights87

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    Ranger bonded 165 grain .40 is my go to IMG_2911.JPG IMG_2912.JPG


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  9. Bus007

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    I bought some Ranger 180 grain recently, hopefully it works as well as your 165 grain.
     
  10. nikerret

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    There are quite a few I’d rank as good as HST. Some might excel in one area over another, but in regard to premium self-defense ammunition, HST sits in the top tier, with several others.
     
  11. procharger1

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    All I carry are 180 HST's in my G23, but I did purchase some 180 gr Ranger T PD trade-in ammo from recoil gunworks .