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06-20-2008, 23:53
Some like light and fast, some like slow and heavy, what say you?

I like 165-180gr myself.

06-20-2008, 23:57
A well-designed 180gr hollowpoint. I used to carry 165gr T-series and didn't mind ...

06-21-2008, 08:15
If I had to choose just one, I'd go with 180gr too. 165's come in second.

06-21-2008, 14:39
I like my 165 gr stuff. I like the 180 gr stuff too.

The 155 and 165 gr loads shoot flat enough in my G35 that sometimes it seems more like a carbine than a handgun. I love setting up on the 100 yard line and ringing steel with almost no hold over.

06-21-2008, 14:49
165 for me (for now)

06-21-2008, 14:53
155gr. Hornaday TAP for me. It`s the best I`ve found for my 23. I practice with the 180gr. Blazer Brass and 3 times a year empty a mag. of carry ammo and am always happy with the tight group with the TAP.

06-21-2008, 14:57
165 HST for me but I also like 180gr for winter months

06-25-2008, 19:11
180's seem to like my G27

06-26-2008, 07:25
180s seem to be more accurate in my G23. I carry 180gr HST.


06-26-2008, 17:04
180gr gold dot HP is the best. I've seen a single round make a canoe out of a guys head.

06-30-2008, 19:09
just got my G23. really only fired about 250 rnds of 165gr. its ok but would like to try the 180gr.

06-30-2008, 22:12
165 RangerT for me.

06-30-2008, 23:00
I've run 165 and 180 though my G22 and find that I prefer the 180. It just "feels" better.

07-01-2008, 22:29
I like the 180 Gold Dot...

07-01-2008, 22:43
165gr Gold Dots. Issued round.

07-04-2008, 08:38
I like the 180 Gold Dot...

+1 on these, shot some out of my G23 flawlessly. :supergrin:

07-04-2008, 08:53
I enjoy the 230-grain hard cast .40 cal cartridge. Wicked Penetration for 4-legged beasts

07-04-2008, 19:00
Double Tap 165gr. Gold Dots is the only way to go.:cool:

07-06-2008, 10:11
Just loaded up some 180 XTP's. Shot great out of my 23. I was impressed and intend to keep loading them.

Cop Pop
07-06-2008, 10:38
+1 on the Gold Dots, 155/165 grain.

Los Suenos
07-06-2008, 14:31
Same here, 165's or 180's depending on the bullet. For FMJ's, I'll take the 180's every time. I'm looking for a bonded 180 that won't clog like the gold dot's I prefer to carry.

Los Suenos
07-06-2008, 14:33
Double Tap 165gr. Gold Dots is the only way to go.:cool:

That's probably true. I've been carrying Speer 165 GD's though. DT shines in 10mm for sure. There really is no other option for 10mm.

07-06-2008, 14:33
I enjoy the 230-grain hard cast .40 cal cartridge. Wicked Penetration for 4-legged beasts

230 grain .40??

Who makes that rd? Or were you thinking of the .45?


07-06-2008, 14:44
180 Gold Dots

07-07-2008, 07:07
150 Cor-Bon and 180hp WWB

07-07-2008, 18:20
230 grain .40??

Who makes that rd? Or were you thinking of the .45?


200-grain .40cal (40s&w) I think it's the same bullet they put in the 10mm beartooth

230-grain .40cal (10mm)

07-08-2008, 09:23
If you like heavy weight loads in the 40 S&W Speer now loads both the 200 grain Gold Dot as well as the 200 grain TMJ in the Lawman line.

07-09-2008, 13:39
title says it all...

07-18-2008, 10:24
165 Case closed.

07-18-2008, 16:11
165 and 180 HST, have not decided on which one yet, still experimenting.

07-20-2008, 11:51
180 ranger

07-21-2008, 16:07
They are all good. I shoot mostly 180 gr or 135 gr [nosler hp], I have reloaded various firearms for the past 40 + years, and I like the 135 gr nosler hp over Longshot powder at 1480 feet per second [this is in the nosler reload info, and it is under pressure limits] :cool: This beats the 357 sig. Most of my 180 gr bullets are hard cast lead, fired in an aftermarket fully supported barrel, at 950 fps. The Glock 22 equiped with a match, fully supported barrel and a Ghost Rocket trigger mods, is second to none.

B Coyote
08-18-2008, 17:43
180 grain.


08-05-2009, 01:20
to me the only two choices are the 165 and 180...

most often I choose 180 for additional penetration against barriers... after all, that is why my EDC is the .40 even though I own ten 9mm pistols

08-05-2009, 01:25
I have 180's for my carry/protection rounds. I load 175-180 gr lead for practice. But I got the itch for some of the Nosler 135's. I wonder what they'll do over my chrony w/ a carbine? Oh wait I also load the 165's sometimes.

02-16-2010, 03:19
180's baby. That's the ticket! Whether HST, Ranger, Gold Dot, or Golden Saber. Great penetration and expansion, much less "snappy" feeling. No arguing with the performance record of these particular 180 gr. loadings... and perhaps even more importantly:

More comfortable to shoot = easier to shoot well!