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Thunderbolt56
06-02-2010, 11:42
Hello all,

First post! I have been an avid shooter for over 30 years, but just last week got my first Glock. It's a sweet shooter and is simply a fine piece of work. For most of my life I've carried a custom Colt Officer's and a few years ago switched it out for an H&K 2000.

I've looked all around (online and here locally) and am curious as to what ammo you use for Self Defense/carry. I picked up some Speer gold dot 155gr, but the shop actually had some Golden Sabers and Winchester Rangers both in 165gr and 180 flavor.

I got some Federal Champion at WalMart for practice and my G27 just eats that up too, so without getting back into reloading, I've found a bargain supplier for range ammo.

Just not decided on what to carry.

bstock
06-02-2010, 12:07
congrats on your g27 it is an awesome ccw weapon! i carry one but with a
g33 barrel in it. for both my .40 and .357 sig needs, i use speer gold dots. honestly you cant go wrong with the other two options you stated either.

bstock

Icelander513
06-02-2010, 12:17
WWB for paper punching and Winchester PDX1 180's for personal protection. Both loads function flawlessly in my g27 and there seems to be a steady supply of both at my local retailers.

fuzzy03cls
06-02-2010, 12:30
Winchester LE 180gr bonded. Or 165gr Speer Gold Dots.

jl1288
06-02-2010, 12:30
I've been using speer gold dots in 165 and 180gr loadings for PD. My handloads have been berry's plated 165gr FP and 180HP, for practice, and all have fed flawlessly in my G23. You might want to check out www.brassfetcher.com (http://www.brassfetcher.com) for some in depth ballistic info on varoius loads and calibers. Good luck and stay safe.

Gs Up
06-02-2010, 12:56
180 gr Winchester PDX1 for SD

BurkGlocker
06-02-2010, 13:41
1) Winchester Rangers 165 or 180 gr [current carry round is 165 T-series]
2) Federal HST in 155, 165 or 180 gr
3) Winchester PDX1 in 165 or 180 gr

Burk

packinaglock
06-02-2010, 13:57
165g HST's are currently in my G27

GunFighter45ACP
06-02-2010, 13:58
I like 180s for SD & also for range use, however, I've been less picky on bullet weight for training lately. For SD I'm currently loaded w/Hornady 180 JHP FPDs

LT1_MASTER
06-02-2010, 14:08
First of all, welcome and congrats on a good choice of a carry gun! I personally carry Hornady FPD 155 grain hp's. I like speer GDHP's too but I prefer Hornady for the simple fact it's manufactured right here in my home state! For range use I used to use blazer brass 180grain. Great stuff and shoots well, but I have not been able to find it much lately, so I've started using Privi Partizan 180grain brass cased stuff. Seems to be pretty good thus far. WELCOME TO GT!

NailShooter
06-02-2010, 16:37
Hope you like your 27 as much as I like mine.

I carry it loaded with Rem Golden Saber of the 165 gr weight. It has run these 100% malfunction free in my trials. Regards,

Nail

AZson
06-02-2010, 19:11
The 180gr will have a bit less snap, but I use a 165gr because of the short barrel.
The lighter bullet gets up to speed quicker.

Iron Nose
06-02-2010, 19:15
Winchester SXT RA40T 180gr. for PP.
Winchester White Box 180gr. for targets.

glock2740
06-02-2010, 19:30
155gr Gold Dot

bennwj
06-02-2010, 19:36
Corbon 135 gr

buzzkill
06-02-2010, 19:41
Congrats on the G27...It is hard to beat the 27 for ccw purposes.

Range: WWB
SD: 140gr. Corbon DPX

ctfireman
06-02-2010, 20:07
For personal protection i use winchester pdx for my .40's & .45's, Corbon for 9mm, either gold dot or dpx in my .380, & hydrashok & hornady customs in 10mm. Of course i use walmart cheap stuff for the range.

tango44
06-02-2010, 20:40
Speer Goldot 165 grains, Remington Golden Saber 165 grains for carry.
For range practice what ever I can find, the cheaper the better, right now PMC Bronze FMJ 165 gr.

MeatGrinder
06-02-2010, 21:33
Corbon 135 JHP.

remat
06-02-2010, 22:59
Congrats on the 27 and your first post! The 27 is amazingly accurate and pleasant to shoot.

Personally, I like 180gr and it is either Speer Gold Dot or Hornady TAP. Hornady is not bonded but is more accurate (at least in my hands).

jack76590
06-02-2010, 23:32
I use Federal HST 155 gr in my G27. They work fine, but I use them because I got a good price on some 1000 round cases from ammoman several years ago. I suspect other rounds would also work well.

AK47Man
06-03-2010, 00:02
I use Hornady 165gr Critical Defense, Winchester 165gr SXT-T Series, or Federal 165gr HST's. Also use Gold Dot 155 and 165gr. Just depends on what mag I grab when I carry. LOL. For paper targets I use MagTech 180gr FMJ's or Remington 180gr FMJ.

Do you have a GAP extension for your mags? It makes such a big difference. I bought a pair of them and after using them I had to buy 6 more for the other G27 mags I have. GAP's are awesome!

rfd339
06-03-2010, 00:20
Congrats on your G27 and welcome to GT. As for ammo I use , WWB , Remington , and GeorgiaArms canned heat 165gr fmj's. For SD I use , Hornady 155gr TAP/FPD and just ordered some Hornady 165gr Critical Defense .

http://georgia-arms.com/index.aspx

http://www.hornady.com/store/40-SW-155-gr-HP-XTP-FPD/

http://www.hornady.com/store/40-S-and-W-165-gr-Critical-Defense/

voyager4520
06-03-2010, 00:46
Welcome and congrats on the G27, it's my EDC gun.

You really can't go wrong with any major name brand. I currently have mine loaded with 180gr Winchester PDX1. My favorite rounds would probably be anything in the Ranger T series and PDX1 series. If I could find Federal HST locally I'd probably like it as much as the Winchester stuff.

I also like Gold Dots, Hornady TAP FPD and Hornady Custom. I haven't tried the 165gr Hornady Critical Defense load yet, but I'd probably like it just as much too if I had some experience with it.

B Coyote
06-03-2010, 01:24
I train with 165 or 180 grain FMJ, usually from Federal or CCI.

I carry 155 grain Gold Dots because that's what I'm issued. My preference would be for 180 grain Gold Dot or Ranger Bonded.

bc

Thunderbolt56
06-03-2010, 06:54
Thanks to everyone for their replies.

First, I'm not sure what you mean by GAP extensions. I have 4 mags for it and have the Pearce pinky extension on two of them both to see how I like it and for the benefit of my wife when she shoots it as she really has a mental block with the "hanging pinky".

Also, I stumbled across a local that has a 500 rd case of the 180gr Gold Dot SB that's only missing a box. The price is pretty good (almost seems like he's just trying to get rid of it...dunno), but considering they're specifically made for short barrels, seems like it might be a good grab.

Anyone have experience with the SB's in their G27?

voyager4520
06-03-2010, 06:57
GAP flooplates: http://www.concealablecontrol.com/

Some good pictures of them in post #6 of the following thread, I have yet to try them but I want to: http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1221494

rfd339
06-03-2010, 22:10
Thanks to everyone for their replies.

First, I'm not sure what you mean by GAP extensions. I have 4 mags for it and have the Pearce pinky extension on two of them both to see how I like it and for the benefit of my wife when she shoots it as she really has a mental block with the "hanging pinky".

Also, I stumbled across a local that has a 500 rd case of the 180gr Gold Dot SB that's only missing a box. The price is pretty good (almost seems like he's just trying to get rid of it...dunno), but considering they're specifically made for short barrels, seems like it might be a good grab.

Anyone have experience with the SB's in their G27?

Big thanks voyager4520.

If you can get Speer GD/SB for a good deal , then get them. They will still do what there meant to do. On the GAP floorplates , they are made very well and easy to install. I do carry my g27 with stock, GAP , and Pearce #pg2733's installed with no carry issues or reliability concerns.

http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af199/rfd339/sig220r020.jpg

http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af199/rfd339/sig220r019.jpg

dyvegas
06-04-2010, 05:11
My order from best to really good.

1. Federal HSTs 180 or 155
2. Speer Gold Dots 180 or 165
3. Ranger Ts 165
4. Golden Sabers 180
5. PDX1s 180.

I trust all of these. Other JHPs are good. These are the best IMO and ammo I would trust my life with. I carry the G27 too.

Master T
06-04-2010, 05:27
I try to stay with the same grain weight in my Glock 27. I practice with 165 grain fmj, so I have Federal HST 165 grain when I carry. Whatever you decide, just buy an extra box and practice. The Glock will shoot just about anything, but it will make you feel better knowing you have already tried and tested the ammo you have decided to carry. G27 Great choice!

boomhower
06-04-2010, 06:57
Federal 180gr from Walmart for practice and 180gr Gold Dots for carry.

firefighter4215
06-04-2010, 07:31
I've been carrying a mix of the Federal 135 HST's, say 5 or 6, followed up by Winchester PDX1 180's. I'll probably switch back to all PDX 180's when cold weather gets here.

cmcinc
06-04-2010, 12:34
Carry ammo: Speer Gold Dot 180g
Target ammo: Wal Mart (WWB or Federal)

rem2429
06-04-2010, 12:38
HST's 165 gr I think. I bought a case of 155 gr ranger a few years ago when I got a good deal. I grab that case of gold dots SB and put a box through it. It would do the job, and if it isn't your favorite, keep it for "insurance" purposes.

Oh, don't forget the G22 mags.

dyvegas
06-06-2010, 21:33
anyone else? I've got the 27 and am also trying to pick an ammo.