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Short Barrel Ammo

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by USMC61, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. USMC61

    USMC61

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    I bought a box of Speer Gold Dot Personal Protection short barrel 40 SW 180 gr. HP. The box indicates it is for maximum expansion in handguns with 2 in. barrels. My question is, will I lose anything if I use this ammo in my G27 for SD?

    Thanks, Stan
     
  2. GunFighter45ACP

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    Nope. It is a good choice for a G27!
     

  3. Snowman92D

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    The info I received from ATK/Speer seems to indicate that the R&D engineers used the Glock M-27 as the predominant weapon in development of the .40 S&W Gold Dot short barrel load.
     
  4. cowboy1964

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    The data page indicates their test barrel length was 3.5". That's a G27 basically.

    My main gripe with GD SB is the cost.
     
  5. USMC61

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    Thanks for the info. That's exactly what I wanted to hear.
     
  6. Jav21

    Jav21 NRA BTW ILA Silver Member

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    I am not aware of any autoloader with a 2" barrel. Did you buy revolver ammo by mistake? I am confused.
     
  7. USMC61

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    Jav21 I was confused also when I read that on the box but it is ammo for a semi.
     
  8. chasbo00

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    As previously stated in this thread, Speer's own ballistic data tables for their 9mm and .40 short barrel ammo shows that a 3.5" test barrel was used. I think the 2" reference is boiler-plate marketing info from their .38 Special and .357 Mag short barrel cartridges. For these revolver cartridges, a 2" test barrel was used.

    http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/detail.aspx?loadNo=23611

    http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/detail.aspx?loadNo=23974

    http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/detail.aspx?loadNo=23921

    http://www.speer-ammo.com/ballistics/detail.aspx?loadNo=23917
     
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  9. Little Joe

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    I would like to see Speer put some 357 Short Barrel out on the market. I look regularly and haven't seen anything for a year.