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11-03-2011, 06:18
Anyone use this round in a G22/23/27? Any problems feeding? Thanks.

11-03-2011, 06:21
Its good to go

11-04-2011, 05:28
No problems in my 23/27/22.

11-04-2011, 07:56
Runs great in my G22.

11-04-2011, 09:13
Works just fine in my G23.

But how it performs in other guns is irrelevant. How it performs in yours is all that matters. If you're going to carry it, be sure to thoroughly test it out in your gun. Don't just assume it's good to go because other people aren't having problems with it in their Glocks.

11-04-2011, 09:28
Despite the hugh hollowpoint, it has been flawless in both my Glocks and my Sig 229. I feel Fed really did their homework on this round.

11-04-2011, 10:44
Had some problems feeding previously chambered rounds of this load in my G27 (I only chamber a round for defensive carry once, then it goes in the range supply). Perhaps relevent is the fact I was also experimenting with a new lube for the G27. The G27 had *NEVER* failed to feed before. I returned to my old lube and the problem disappeared...

11-04-2011, 10:49
my g23 and g27 love it. I know the g27 would hangup if I had a new shooter with me limp wristing the gun. Never has done it to me.

I carry it in my G23c with confidence.

11-04-2011, 11:39
Carry load for my Gen4 Glock22, runs to perfection.

11-04-2011, 15:06
Yes, it does have a LARGE hollowpoint. Feeds well into my G23, (hand-cycling only, no time yet to fire) but you can "make" it hang-up when loading that first round into my XD40SC. That supported chamber in the XD seems to make the difference. If you pull back the slide on the XD and release, it will chamber normally. Could not make it catch on the G23's unsupported chamber as it is nearly a straight shot from mag. lips to chamber. Good Luck.

11-04-2011, 17:34
Huge hollowpoint, but very well shaped, round outer nose, so it always fed flawlessly in all weights and guns I tried it in.

11-06-2011, 00:49
I do not generally like the 180 gr bullets in a 40, but the HST feeds through all of my 40's and the expansion is impressive.

11-06-2011, 09:13
I do not generally like the 180 gr bullets in a 40, but the HST feeds through all of my 40's and the expansion is impressive.

Not a heavy-for-caliber fan until recently either. The 180gr HST gets high marks in a few categories: less "snappy" than the 155gr stuff; heavy for penetration; and wide expansion. Controllable with a deep and wide hole made.

FWIW the 147gr +P HST rides in my Glock 19 CCW piece.

15 years ago I wouldn't have given a plug nickel for the heavy loads in any caliber (excluding a 5" barreled .45). Nowadays bullet technology has advanced quite a bit to where I actually am leaning towards them.

11-06-2011, 18:27
I have this in my 27. Really accurate. Seems to have less blast than gold dots and was a little more accurate for me.

11-07-2011, 12:37
I have been carrying and shooting the 165gr. version HST through my guns. But having shot a bunch through all manner of firearm from 9mm on up I would not be afraid to use it in any of its calibers or bullet weights. Everyone I've fired no matter what the caliber has expanded to a hugh diameter and still gone deep. In fact I'm thinking of going back to the 180's because the 165 slthough a superb round is snappy in lighter guns.