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Bader
12-31-2011, 15:57
Which .40 S&W round do you prefer for SD, HD? I use Buffalo Bore's 155 grain + P. http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=115

barth
12-31-2011, 16:12
Which .40 S&W round do you prefer for SD, HD? I use Buffalo Bore's 155 grain + P. http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=115 Btw I have a KKM precision barrel in my G23.

Speer GDHP 155 or Winchester Ranger T-Series 165

BTW
I'm getting a Storm Lake 4.16" extended, dual port, black Isonite QPQ on stainless, 357 Sig barrel for my G27 - LOL!

Brad55102
12-31-2011, 16:21
Speer Gold dots
or
Federal HST's

Bader
12-31-2011, 16:58
Speer GDHP 155 or Winchester Ranger T-Series 165

BTW
I'm getting a Storm Lake 4.16" extended, dual port, black Isonite QPQ on stainless, 357 Sig barrel for my G27 - LOL!

Good choices, I like the Ranger Ts as well. That Storm Lake barrel sounds wicked!

The Retired Sarge
12-31-2011, 17:00
Federal HST 180gr is my choice. Bill

Bader
12-31-2011, 17:01
Speer Gold dots
or
Federal HST's

Great choices.

Bader
12-31-2011, 17:02
Federal HST 180gr is my choice. Bill

I have a couple boxes of that, it's an excellent round.

G36shooter
12-31-2011, 17:03
Speer Gold dots
or
Federal HST's
Same for me in 180gr.

TX expat
12-31-2011, 17:04
Federal HST 180gr is my choice. Bill

^^^that^^^

JBP55
12-31-2011, 17:05
Gold Dot, HST, Ranger T in 165gr. or 180gr. Six good choices.

collim1
12-31-2011, 17:27
180g Gold Dots

crzn01
12-31-2011, 17:42
Federal HST 180gr is my choice. Bill

Same here.............

Spydermonkey
12-31-2011, 17:42
Ranger RA40T 180gr

packinaglock
12-31-2011, 17:44
155g Gold Dots

Beretta92guy
12-31-2011, 17:50
Ranger T in 165 grain...works great in my glock 23....hits hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!

barth
12-31-2011, 17:57
Good choices, I like the Ranger Ts as well. That Storm Lake barrel sounds wicked!

I freaking can't wait - LOL!
Have 450rd - 357 SIG Hollow Point T-Series Winchester Ranger RA357SIGT
on stand by.
http://forum.gon.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=294601&stc=1&d=1240671258
http://www.themarksman.net/item_photos/large/winchester_ranger__357_sig_t_series__125_gr_2064.jpg

Snapper2
12-31-2011, 18:01
For home protection in a g23 I prefer the first 2 or 3 rounds to be Corbon 135gr hps. The rest of the mag either 180gr HST or 180gr winchester bonded.

PghJim
12-31-2011, 19:22
Surprisingly, I have found Double Tap 150gr round to be pretty good which is a Nosler bullet. By the way, DT has got some GD bullets and is loading the 165gr 40 and the 124gr 9mm+p.

HKLovingIT
12-31-2011, 21:41
HST 180 gr.

Ak.Hiker
01-01-2012, 00:16
Hornady 155 grain XTP.

Hour13
01-01-2012, 00:50
In the (EDC) HK ~ 180gr Ranger Bonded JHPs

In the (HD) G22 ~ 165 Hornaday Critical Defense

FLglockdude
01-01-2012, 00:56
180gr HST

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Quarter Tank
01-01-2012, 07:36
Speer Gold dots
or
Federal HST's

I concur

both in 180gr

CATATOMIC
01-01-2012, 15:30
Winchester 165 Ranger T. I also like Hornady TAP in 155 or 180 grain.

pag23
01-01-2012, 20:37
Federal HST 180gr is my choice. Bill


Works for me... or Ranger 180

jwhite75
01-01-2012, 20:38
180g Gold Dots


What he said^^^^

Batwing
01-01-2012, 21:18
180gr HST or GDHP's is what I keep stocked. I also have a box of 165gr Golden Sabers in the stash.

GlockPreacher
01-01-2012, 21:40
Federal 165gr HydraShoks...

Bader
01-01-2012, 21:52
I freaking can't wait - LOL!
Have 450rd - 357 SIG Hollow Point T-Series Winchester Ranger RA357SIGT
on stand by.
http://forum.gon.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=294601&stc=1&d=1240671258
http://www.themarksman.net/iThattem_photos/large/winchester_ranger__357_sig_t_series__125_gr_2064.jpg

That Storm Lake barrel looks very good.

AWESOMO 4000
01-04-2012, 18:38
180gr Federal HST
155gr Federal Hi-Shok (regular old plain jane vanilla HP)
135gr CorBon (pretty much a bigger .357SIG round)

chewybaca67
01-04-2012, 19:02
There are so many good choices out there these days atht it seems like a good question would be which ones are not got.

S&WShooter
01-04-2012, 19:12
I was under the assumption that there was no such thing as +p .40 ammo, was I wrong to think that or is it just a label thrown on by Buffalo Bore? I am no expert thats why I ask. Those are some impressive velocity numbers though.

http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=115

Glock2313
01-04-2012, 20:14
Federal HST 180 grain all the way

sns3guppy
01-04-2012, 23:20
Winchester SXT 165 gn.

joeglock40
01-05-2012, 04:46
165 Winchester pdx, 155 silvertips, 180 gold dots

S&WShooter
01-11-2012, 10:10
No ideas on why they label their .40 ammo as +p? I have seen that with their .380 as well, no SAMMI designation for .40 +p or .380 +p but they name their products like that, why should they be trusted?

1smoothredneck
01-11-2012, 17:26
Cor-Bon 135 grain jhp. second choice is Winchester 155 grain silvertip.

1smoothredneck
01-11-2012, 17:32
No ideas on why they label their .40 ammo as +p? I have seen that with their .380 as well, no SAMMI designation for .40 +p or .380 +p but they name their products like that, why should they be trusted?
Buffalo Bore has pretty good QC ime. Most all their stuff runs "hot" compared to other mfgr. Their velocity claims are not exaggerated. I dunno 'bout actual street results, but i like it pretty good. I like their version of the old "FBI" .38 spl load especially well.:supergrin: And, I've been eyeballing that sweet little 115grain
+p+ 9mm of theirs as well as the 124 +p+(kinda looks like the ranger specs). Be safe

scccdoc
01-11-2012, 18:02
Ranger 180 SXT's
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Gen 4 22 and 27

S&WShooter
01-11-2012, 18:52
Buffalo Bore has pretty good QC ime. Most all their stuff runs "hot" compared to other mfgr. Their velocity claims are not exaggerated. I dunno 'bout actual street results, but i like it pretty good. I like their version of the old "FBI" .38 spl load especially well.:supergrin: And, I've been eyeballing that sweet little 115grain
+p+ 9mm of theirs as well as the 124 +p+(kinda looks like the ranger specs). Be safe

Thanks!

S&WShooter
01-11-2012, 19:01
And to contribute to the thread...

Right now I have Hornady Tap FPD in 180g

Next time I will get some Ranger 180g

pisc1024
01-11-2012, 20:35
I currently have Fed 180 gr HST's, but I also have run 180 gr Gold Dots, and 180 gr Winchester Rangers.

alba666
01-11-2012, 21:04
Federal P40HST1. Which reminds me, I need to order more. It can be tricky to find sometimes.


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Glolt20-91
01-11-2012, 21:40
All kinds of choices in 40, usually carry 180 Ranger bonded, but there's also the HSTs, Gold Dots, Golden Sabers, XTPs and Ranger Ts. :)

boomhower
01-17-2012, 05:18
180gr Gold Dots. I get them free from work. Of I was fitting the bill it would be HST's for off duty work.


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fastbolt
01-17-2012, 14:22
Usually either the current or previous iteration of the Ranger 180gr T-Series or the 180gr Golden Sabre. Why? Because I could get them from my agency in quantity for free, and they fed & fired fine in my .40's.

I still have some Ranger 165gr T-Series left from several years ago (previous version), and if those boxes became rotated more toward the top of my ammo supply I'd not have a problem with using them, either (although I tend to like the 180gr loads in .40 S&W, all things considered).

I think I still have some 180gr Gold Dot (maybe), and somewhere I have a few boxes of some 180gr HST1 a rangemaster at another agency once gave me (but I just never got around to shooting or using it).

I keep thinking I've used up most of the older issued loads comprised of the Rem Express 180gr JHP and the Win Ranger RA40180HP 180gr JHP, but a box or two keeps popping up now and again (which I'll put aside for range use). I didn't lose much sleep when I was carrying either of them, although their bullet design is of the older hollowpoint designs. Granted, they often don't fair as well in the more difficult ballistic gel/barrier test mediums as the more modern designs, but I can think of shootings where they served well enough.

I guess I'm not nearly as fussy as some folks.

I tend to put more emphasis on the shooter's training, experience & mindset than either the caliber or the specific defensive hollowpoints.

BroknPrism
01-22-2012, 23:20
Federal HST 180 grain all the way

Not even an "or". I agree with him. Accurate, consistent, and cheaper than most premium off-the-shelf boxes of 50 (like Gold Dot), if you can believe that.

aGlock4me
01-23-2012, 20:11
Federal HST 180gr

sulaco
01-25-2012, 14:42
Federal HST 180gr