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Old 11-29-2009, 10:20   #1
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40 carry ammo?

So what is your favorite SD load?

Do you like to stay with a heavy 180 or go light and fast?

It seems to me that most loads in this caliber are pretty effective. I just use what shoots close to POA as long as it is a quality hollowpoint.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:32   #2
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I prefer the 180gr. Federal HSTs. But thats mostly because I grew up shooting 230gr. .45ACP. I just feel more comfortable with the heavier round.
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Old 11-30-2009, 22:33   #3
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I prefer the Hornady 155 grain XTP in my Glock 22 as a carry load. But I have never found a bad load either. Lots to choose from in the 40. If I want more penetration than the 155 XTP offers i would load it with the Speer 180 grain TMJ or the Double Tap 200 grain FMJ.
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Old 11-30-2009, 22:57   #4
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Federal 155 gr Hi-Shok
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Old 12-10-2009, 23:50   #5
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I carry Winchester Silvertips, cause that is what I have right now.
Having trouble finding any other rounds, so I'll just keep on.

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Old 12-11-2009, 07:11   #6
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i would say you want the heaviest, slowest load you can get....so for a .40 it would be the 180grain in brand of your pref.....
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:27   #7
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70 grain magsafes.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:26   #8
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:39   #9
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I like the 180's

180 grain Remington Golden Sabers

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180 Hornady Tap
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:43   #10
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:45   #11
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Every mag I have is loaded up with 180 HST's.
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Old 12-13-2009, 20:23   #12
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I like the Speer Gold Dots 180 gr
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Old 12-13-2009, 22:33   #13
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180 grn sabers
My old favorite.... my new one is the 165g HST
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Old 12-15-2009, 18:40   #14
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My G23 is loaded with Hydra Shoks..I believe them to be 165 gr..
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:32   #15
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Old 12-16-2009, 23:03   #16
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180 HST in the gun, 180 GD in the spare mag
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Old 12-18-2009, 20:29   #17
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1) 180gr HST or Ranger T-series
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Old 12-18-2009, 23:55   #18
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I like the 180's, mainly because the 155's have beaten the hell out of my pistols, and the 180's tend to not.

For defense, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the major maker's 155, 165, or 180 grain hollow point loads when it comes to terminal performance.
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:15   #19
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:03   #20
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155gr. Federal HST's or 165gr. Winchester Ranger-T's.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:49   #21
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Since the time I started carrying an issued .40 I was given, at different times, Winchester Ranger & Remington Express 'standard' 180gr JHP loads, Winchester RA40TA (165gr) & RA40T (180gr) and Remington 180gr Golden Sabre (non-bonded). I also ended up with some Speer 180gr Gold Dot and some Federal HST 180gr from instructors at other agencies, neither of which I've yet bothered to open and use (dunno why, really).

Recently I've been using either the newest version of the RA40T T-series or the non-bonded Golden Sabre, depending on what box was closest at hand when loading different mags for different guns.

Not something I worry about overly much.
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Old 12-19-2009, 16:08   #22
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Winchester Ranger 180gr Ranger T's are my favorite. (RA40T)
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:39   #23
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:43   #24
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Fed 165 HST's at the moment
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:53   #25
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I have Winchester Ranger 180g RA40T in my G27. Works flawlessly and shoots to POA at 15 - 25 yards. Never bothered to test it at other ranges. I pefer the heavier bullets. I like the HST loads too but haven't found any lately.
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