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G 21 ammo

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by In The Zone, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. In The Zone

    In The Zone

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    Hi all...
    For the glock 21 owners out there, what is your favorite ammo?

    Both for practice/plinking and for personal defense?

    Also, can +P ammo be used in the G21s?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bruce M

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    Two of my favorite .45 rounds are the Federal HST and the Winchester Ranger +p. +P rounds are fine in a Glock. For the range whatever is least expensive works for me.
     

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    I shot about any kind of .45 I had on hand and the G21 I had ate it like nobodys business. Shot a lot of PMC and Federal FMJ, Speer gold dot HP's.
     
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    yes you can shoot +p rds in a 21,the large frame Glooks were designed around the full power 10mm loads.
     
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    Mine easily eats up Tul ammo and its cheap.
     
  6. JBnTX

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    I reload and my Glock 21 has never had a factory round fired through it.

    It gets a steady diet of 230gr FMJ and 4.5grs of Bullseye, and
    230gr LRN with 4.0grs Bullseye.

    Cheap practice/range ammo that I also wouldn't hesitate to use for self defense.

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  7. DustyDawg48

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    Like others, my Glock 21 has shot without fail about every weight and shape of .45 ACP bullet there is. My favorite is my own handloaded 200 grain FMJ round from Montana Gold Bullet but I've recently loaded some Hornady and Montana Gold 185 grain jacketed hollow points that have also given me outstanding results with zero issues.

    Since the big G21 will handle about everything, I opted for the least expensive jacketed bullet to reload for target and for IDPA competition. As far as self-defense, I like the Hornady Critical Defense round but the HST are awesome if expensive.
     
  8. Sammael

    Sammael Ich tu dir Weh.

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    For off the shelf stuff, I lean towards the 230gr. Ranger T-series.
     
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    For range time, what ever is cheapest at my local wally world. Usually Tulammo, WWB, or Federal Champion.

    For carry, I use 230 grain HST's. I just use standard pressure because I like that I can drill a ragged hole with 3-4 really quick shots. The pattern tends to spread a little when I use +P's.
     
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    Range ammo; 230gr Magtech...Self Defense...230gr +P Ranger T and +P Federal HST...
     
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    I just started using remanufactured .45 Ammo from http://www.freedommunitions.com/category-s/1844.htm

    $14.49 for a Box of 50. Their remanufactured looks exactly like their new. I talked to the manufacturer and they told me the remanufactured ammo uses the same process as new, same primers, bullets and gunpowder, the same machines and process, the only difference is used shells. I have shot over 500 rounds with no issues. They will also give you $2.50/lb credit on any shells you send them.
     
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    Winchester white box 230 grain FMJ. What more stopping power do you need than that in .45 ACP?
     
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    I use Speer Lawman 230gr FMJ in my G21 Gen4. I use Speer Lawman in all my Glocks and 38 J & K frames.
     
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    In The Zone,

    General practice/target I reload my own, but I shoot 230g FMJ RN bullets, and if I shoot factory I like Federal 230g FMJ rounds.

    For Home/Self Defense I use Hornady 230g XTP HP +P ammunition.

    As you can tell I kinda like the 230g bullet. :thumbsup:
     
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    For practice I've used WWB, American Eagle, and Magtech so far.

    For carry, either Federal HST or Winchester Ranger T 230gr.
     
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    HST, Gold Dot, Ranger T for carry. Lawman or American Eagle for the range.
     
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    I shoot Winchester white box 230gr for target. For HD or EDC (yes, I will carry my 21) I only use Winchester Ranger T's 230gr.
     
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    Thank you so much for the replies. It appears that 230 gr. bullets are overwhelmingly more popular than 185 gr.

    It this for maximum energy transfer or to help prevent over penetration?
     
  20. "Cold Dead Hands" !

    "Cold Dead Hands" !

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    The big 230 gr rounds do everything you need, and are more accurate.