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Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by thomas.allen12, Oct 8, 2012.
Awesome, isn't it? Three cartridges in one pistol You can do even more with a 10mm.
As mentioned, try 180 grain loads. The Winchester ranger are soft to shoot even in my G27. The 155 and 165 grain loads can be more stout, though Speer loads a "light" 165 grain load for some LE agencies that asked for it. Here are the two loads for comparison:
I said before, I have 9 mm, .357 Sig and .40 cal in my G27, and cannot feel much difference between them. I have shot a G22 and it was lighter recoil.
The G27 .40 is not a big deal.
It is what you expect it to be.
It depends on the weight of the bullet AND the velocity. You can't just make a blanket statement like "180's shoot softer than 165's" and expect it to match reality. Look on manufacturer's websites until you find someone still manufacturing the old FBI load, a 180 grain bullet going between 950 and 980fps. That is a pleasant load to shoot, and is the load the .40 caliber pistols were first built around. They also use to make American Eagle ammo in a 165 grain bullet doing the same velocity and it was a real sweet shooting round for target practice.
What were you were trying to say there? 950 and 980?
You may want to try a rubber grip sleeve.
I use one on my G17.
Oops! Yeah. Major Typo there. Fixed it.
Thanks for the fix.
What is that - a .22 conversion kit for Glocks?
Who offers it?
Advantage Arms, Tactical Solutions, Ciener and I am sure I am letting out a few. You can get them for full size, compact and subcompact Glocks as well as other pistol makes.
I just may get one!
Everyone likes to jack the .40 S&W to the maximum velocity they can achieve with it... and then they sit around complaining that it is a "snappy" uncomfortable cartridge.
Look at a couple of offerings from Double Tap Ammo:
A 180gr .40S&W doing 1140fps
Now, to get that velocity out of a .45ACP, you have to step up to a +P load from mainstream manufacturers, and guess what..... .45ACP+P loads are snappy.
They also have a 125gr .40S&W going 1445fps
To get that velocity out of a 125 grain bullets, you'd need a .357 magnum, and guess what.... .357 magnums are snappy.
The .40S&W is snappy if you make it snappy. It doesn't have to be.
38 special +P 158gr semi-wadcutter "FBI load" has been one of the best snubby loads for years, at around 800fps out of a snubby's barrel.
The "legendary manstopper" 230 grain .45 ACP earned that reputation doing 850fps.
The .40S&W will also work well at velocities under 1000fps, as long as you use the right bullet.
Shot some of the Ranger 135gr today. It's pretty low recoiling, for sure. About the same as 180s. Seems a tad louder though, but that doesn't matter.
9mm mid-size bullet (124g federal fmj) has approx 365 ft lbs of energy.
.40 mid-size bullet (165g federal fmj) has approx 470 ft lbs of energy, so approx 30% more energy which results in approx 30% more recoil, all other things being consistent (gun weight, etc)..
there is no free lunch when going to heavier caliber firearms.
glocks aren't known for their ergo's and narrow grips; maybe try out some other brands to see if something fits better. also check out 1911 models which have excellent ergo's.