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09-03-2012, 23:04
I've been loading tons of 40sw LSWC on my 650 for my g20 conversion. I just picked up a 23 so I'm thinking of loading up some spicy HP's. I've got lots of power pistol and 135 noslers on hand. Could some one point me to a good starting point. I'd like to get in the mid 1300's if that's possible with power pistol.

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09-04-2012, 06:32
The Nosler manual #6 has a Blue Dot load that runs a little over 1300 fps but they don't list anything for Power Pistol.

The Nosler web site doesn't have anything close!

The Sierra manual has a lot of loads that will drive their 135 gr bullet at or above 1300 fps but none for Power Pistol.

Hornady and Speer manuals are no help.


09-04-2012, 07:50

09-04-2012, 12:00
Thanks for that link. This morning I actually found an older alliant book that had printed data. Looks like power pistol can really smoke those 135's.

09-04-2012, 12:33
Power Pistol works well for hot loads. Does not meter that bad either.

09-04-2012, 17:22
Try the Hodgdon website. They list several loads for that bullet. I had them going over 1,500 fps from my G22 before reaching the Max load of Longshot. No pressure signs, but I felt like I was beating up the gun for no reason, so I discontinued testing. Something in the 1,350 GPS range is easily attainable with more than one powder.

ETA: Had I read closely, I would've seen you were asking specifically for Power Pistol loads. My bad.

09-06-2012, 21:08
Power Pistol works well for hot loads. Does not meter that bad either.

Agreed on the metering. I like 7.0g behind 180 JHP's in .40 all day. Grps great too for me in a G23. But Does anyone have PP statically stick to everything? ... Hopper, powder bar, funnel, etc. I like it a lot in .40 but it gets electrically charged or something. Even when hot/humid Not sure and just curious.

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09-07-2012, 07:25
But Does anyone have PP statically stick to everything?

It can get a little "sticky" but once the measure has some use on it I found that goes away. PP is a small flake powder so it can be affected more by static than say a ball powder.

01-01-2013, 15:50
I too have wondered what Power Pistol would do with 135gr, and I plan on finding out. The only data I've seen is a max charge of 9.3gr that claims 1340 fps which I believe is older data. Considering Alliant shows 9.0gr for a 155gr Gold Dot (recent data), which weighs 20gr heavier and actually averages over 1250 fps from my G23, I'd say 9.3 is a tad low for the 135gr.

01-03-2013, 15:52
Ran a few today, but it was COLD outside. Ran some Power Pistol, 800x, HP38 and AutoComp. 10gr Power Pistol, 135gr Nosler JHP @ 1.125" average out of the stock Gen4 G23: 1,372 fps. Brass looked good, slight swelling but nothing abnormal, primers not flattened. I will end up working up from here when I get another chance.

FWIW, 11.2gr 800x did 1,470 avg and brass/primers looked just fine. Both rounds were rather blasty I might add. Had it been warmer outside I'd expect higher velocity.

01-03-2013, 16:42
Just for fun, try your PP load at night! :whistling: