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Glock 23 +p loads

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Hill863, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Hill863

    Hill863

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    I just bought a g23 last Thursday and I was wondering if I can shoot +p loads in the stock glock barrel?


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  2. barth

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    There is no SAAMI +P for 40 my friend.
    Glocks in general are +P rated though.
     

  3. Hill863

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    Do u know anything bout double tap ammo is it good or should I stay away?


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  4. Meathead9

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    Stay away.

    What's wrong with the ammo that LE agencies across the US are running? (Gold Dot, HST, Ranger T)
     
  5. barth

    barth six barrels

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    Have not used that ammo.

    For Self Defense I prefer;
    Speer GDHP
    Winchester Ranger T-Series
    Federal HST
     
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  6. alwaysshootin

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    Look at the prices here!

    http://www.underwoodammo.com/40sandw.aspx

    Not sure,how Doubletap, sells any ammo, with their pricing?
    $40-$50 for a box of 40 S&W :shocked:
     
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    stolenphot0 RTF2 Addict

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    yep. SGAmmo has Ranger T for $27/50 too.
     
  8. Hill863

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    I've been looking at muzzle energy and double tap 135g has the most I've seen so far


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    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    Muzzle energy is not everything.
     
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    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Lets see some company is marketing a product that their is no SAMMI standard for,any one interested in buying London bridge. SJ 40
     
  11. BuffaloBo

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    McNett's DoubleTap has been contridicted many times here by folks doing chronograph tests that compare REAL velocity numbers to what velocities he CLAIMS for his ammo.
    If you are looking for SD ammo, go with the reputable ammo companies. If you want custom ammo that you can crank out higher velocities, learn how to reload and roll your own.

    Between you and me, McNett's ammo is overhyped and obviously overpriced. :upeyes:
     
  12. Big Sam

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    I don't shoot 40 S&W any more. But as a long time observer of it, I think it's best to think of any full pressure 40 load as a +P load. That is, unless you want to put a full support barrel in the gun, you are already at the highest safe pressures. An honest to goodness higher than SAAMI pressure load is unsafe in a Glock 40. If you look at the +P explanation on the Buffalo Bore sight, it pretty well explains the situation. Personally I feel most of the kaboom problems of the 40 would have been prevented if the SAAMI spec would have been set about 3000 PSI lower (but that's just me and I'm nobody).

    Looking at it pragmatically, the standard 40 S&W with a 155-180gr Gold Dot or similar bullet is a fearsome cartridge with little need to be revved up further. YMMV of course.
     
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  13. Hill863

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    What do u shoot now?


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  14. Big Sam

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    Ummmmm...... I guess you could say that I shoot the 40 S&W +P+ :whistling: It is also known as the 10mm in G29 and G20. I shoot lots of other stuff as well but that's my "40".
     
  15. Hill863

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    Ive been thinking bout buying a 10mm for woods carry lol


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  16. arushus

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    Doubletap lies about their velocities. And just cuz a bullet can be driven to crazy velocities doesnt mean it is going to perform that much better, quite the contrary actually. Hollowpoints are designed to perform within a certain velocity window, driving it faster will cause the HP to over expand too soon, or possibly fragment, and not reach the desired penetration depth. Now Im as much of a "more horsepower" freak as most of us, which is why I bought a 10mm!

    As far as ammo goes, pretty much the cheapest plinking ammo youre going to find is at walmart in the winchester or federal 100 round boxes. There is always Tulammo also, but I dont buy it unless I have to, not that it is terrible ammo, it is just a little underpowered compared to federal and winchester. For good HP defensive carry ammo, I buy "law-enforcement only" ammo like gold dots, winchester ranger-t's, and federal hst's from places like sgammo.com, ammoman.com, or tds-us.com... Theyre all pretty good about carrying the ammo I mentioned. My personal favorite loads are Winchester Ranger T 165gr, and Federal HST 155 or 165gr. The 180gr versions of this ammo is excellent as well!
     
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  17. Meathead9

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    I completely agree, which is why I said to stay away from DT. I'm actually one of the guys that chrono'd his ammo, and saw the deception first hand. That's one of the reasons I started handloading. DT's ammo doesn't even come close to my 10mm & 9x25 Dillon loads. Why do you think he hasn't posted on GT since 2007?

    Like I said earlier, for .40 SD ammo I'd go with 180gr Gold Dots, HST's or Ranger T's.
     
  18. grady3003

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    my gen.2 glock 23 spits out reloaded + p gold dot hollow points from georgia arms like candy.however my kahr couldn't handle 1 mag without malfunctions.
     
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    Are 10 mm bullets (projectiles!) Any different than .40 or are they used interchangeably between the two? The reason I ask is because of course the 10 mm has much greater velocity and if that's the case than the theory that the higher velocity is a problem would be moot..? :dunno:
     
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    Shoot gold dot, ranger, or hydra-shok. You wont be disappointed.