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Old 01-26-2011, 20:16   #41
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Anyone ever try the DRT 105gr JHP? I just got in 200 rounds of these, i havent shot them yet. The reviews i see on them are all excellent.
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Old 01-26-2011, 20:18   #42
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165 grains for my G27 and G23!
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Old 01-26-2011, 20:23   #43
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155gr Gold dots in 23/27 year round,
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Old 01-26-2011, 20:29   #44
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I practice withe 165 FMJ. I shoot the 155 or 165 JHP. I like them better. There is not a drastic difference one way or the other. You can't really go wrong withe both. According to the chart below you get more velocity and muzzle energy in the 155 and 165 vs the 180.

http://www.ballistics101.com/40_caliber_sw.php
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Old 01-26-2011, 20:32   #45
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165 ranger Ts in my carry HK USP Compact and P-2000SK. I look at muzzle energy, and there is a big difference. Both weights shoot as well in my guns. The G-35 never gets carried so it gets what ever I have on hand to load for it. I am of the school that the shorter the barrel, the lighter the bullet to let it get up to speed, it's why we got the 110 jhps in 38/357 for snubbies years ago.....but in the end, what ever floats your boat, and what one can hit with....
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Old 01-26-2011, 20:33   #46
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Winchester PDX-1's are reportedly giving 16+" of penetration w/ consistent uniform expansion!!
Really? I got 100 of these in my stocking at xmas and wrote them off becuase of the weight. I might need to load a couple carry mags and shoot a few tests.
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Old 01-26-2011, 20:36   #47
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I'm happy with any quality 165 to 180 grain load in either my G22 or 23.
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Old 01-26-2011, 21:01   #48
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I carry 135g Federal HST. They come in an inconspicuous black and grey box and I didint even know they were HST. $23 at walmart for 50.
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Old 01-26-2011, 21:45   #49
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I prefer 180's because I shoot them better. Occassionally I'll dabble in 155's and 165's. Lately it is the Winchester. bonded 180 grain PDX1.

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Old 01-26-2011, 22:20   #50
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I have a friend in the US Marshals Service who is also a 5-gun IDPA Master class shooter. Don't know how long he's been with the USMS but I would guess his age at mid 40s, so he's been around the horn. He also reloads.

I asked him the same question (and a bunch of others on several occasions) and he says most of the federal LEOs use 180-grain rounds in all their .40s, no matter if they are compact, subcompact or full size. He says the entire .40 caliber platform was designed for the 180-grain bullet and I trust his memory and experience more than my research and sketchy knowledge base.
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Old 01-26-2011, 23:31   #51
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Just out of curiosity, what does the FBI use now? 180?
I work for a Federal Law Enforcement Agency (not the FBI) and we use these as our duty ammo in 165 gr.

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Old 01-26-2011, 23:35   #52
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165 gr HST in my Glock 23 and 180 Golden Saber in my G 27.
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Old 01-26-2011, 23:41   #53
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twice the weight twice the energy, twice the speed, four times the energy?

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Old 01-26-2011, 23:59   #54
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Can't speak for the glock but my M&P full sized .40 shoots Hornady's 155 grain FPD's incrediblly accurately. To the point I surprise myself sometimes. Like anything firearms related it's trial and error. Try different brands and weights and find what you shoot best and what shoots best out of the gun. I went through 4 brands and as many weights before settling on the 155gr Hornady's for the M&P
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Old 01-27-2011, 00:10   #55
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I like 180Gr but I buy the 165Gr in 100 round box because its cheaper. Any .40caL rounds you can't go wrong.
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Old 01-27-2011, 00:12   #56
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165 gr Hornady Critical defense for me! 1175 fps muzzle velocity and hits with 506 ft lbs from the muzzle as well. Very accurate from my g23!
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:05   #57
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180 just bought eight boxes at a local Meijer store (Indianapolis/Avon) for $11.99 a box WWB FMJ on sale.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:40   #58
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I have a friend in the US Marshals Service who is also a 5-gun IDPA Master class shooter. Don't know how long he's been with the USMS but I would guess his age at mid 40s, so he's been around the horn. He also reloads.

I asked him the same question (and a bunch of others on several occasions) and he says most of the federal LEOs use 180-grain rounds in all their .40s, no matter if they are compact, subcompact or full size. He says the entire .40 caliber platform was designed for the 180-grain bullet and I trust his memory and experience more than my research and sketchy knowledge base.
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I work for a Federal Law Enforcement Agency (not the FBI) and we use these as our duty ammo in 165 gr.

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nevermind...

Anyways; last night was free range gun night. I shot a 30SF and a 36. COOL!...
back on topic, they had 50 round boxes of Winchester Ranger .40 Caliber 165gr SXT T-Series Hollow Point ammunition, on sale for $24.99 ea / if you bought 2 (.55/rnd after tax). Reading this thread, yesterday, I had been looking at these http://www.sgammo.com/product/winche...l-165gr-ra40ta (.53/rnd w/ shipping)
and these http://www.sgammo.com/product/winche...gr-ra40ta-ammo (approx .62/rnd w/ shipping)
so, it was easy to pick up a couple boxes, on my way out. Yous guys have got me anxious to try them.
I have been using Remington, like these http://www.remington.com/product-fam...n/handgun.aspx
from Wal-Mart, for .36/rnd after tax. Maybe I need to do my own expansion test w/ newspaper & water milk jugs.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:03   #59
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Good to know, thanks.

nevermind...

Anyways; last night was free range gun night. I shot a 30SF and a 36. COOL!...
back on topic, they had 50 round boxes of Winchester Ranger .40 Caliber 165gr SXT T-Series Hollow Point ammunition, on sale for $24.99 ea / if you bought 2 (.55/rnd after tax). Reading this thread, yesterday, I had been looking at these http://www.sgammo.com/product/winche...l-165gr-ra40ta (.53/rnd w/ shipping)
and these http://www.sgammo.com/product/winche...gr-ra40ta-ammo (approx .62/rnd w/ shipping)
so, it was easy to pick up a couple boxes, on my way out. Yous guys have got me anxious to try them.
I have been using Remington, like these http://www.remington.com/product-fam...n/handgun.aspx
from Wal-Mart, for .36/rnd after tax. Maybe I need to do my own expansion test w/ newspaper & water milk jugs.
Doing your own tests is fun. We did ours with a huge box of hundreds of phonebooks we found at the landfill.
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:10   #60
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Neither.

I prefer 155g Gold Dots.
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