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Old 02-11-2013, 18:36   #26
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When I carry a .40 I use 180 gr HST.

If you stick with Gold Dot, HST, PDX1, Ranger, Golden Saber, you're going to have an effective carry round.
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Old 02-11-2013, 19:05   #27
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Quality practice ammo in the same weight as your self defense ammo is fine.
This is interesting, the difference is $12.95 per 50 round box or about almost 26 cents a round between gold dots and lawman in 180 grain.

$26/mo extra for the actual gold dots for practice seems like a good deal to me, but it does make me wonder who here practices with what they carry and who gets the same weight and same manufacturer in just a FMJ for practice?
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Old 02-11-2013, 19:18   #28
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Speer Gold Dot 165 grain.
This is what I have. Or any good named round. The g27 eats it all.

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Old 02-11-2013, 20:16   #29
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IMHO Speer GDHP, Winchester PDX-1, or Federal HST. Any one of them in a 180 r loading is the scnizzle. Again my humble opinion.
I use the HST and GDHP, and wouldn't mind using PDx-1 if they werent available.


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Old 02-11-2013, 20:21   #30
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The options are endless as are the opinions. I use Winchester elite bonded rounds in 180 grain in my glock. In the m&p I have Remington personal defense.

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:07   #31
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Speer Gold Dot, I use 180s.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:31   #32
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I just got a Gen4 27 and I've shot a box of the 180gr Gold Dot with no problems.
Plan on using for EDC.Speer Gold Dot .40 S&W 180 gr JHP SIM-TEST w/denim - YouTube
I am glad that he used a G22. None of that short-barrelled stuff . . . . .
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:30   #33
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http://m.hornady.com/store/40-S-and-W-165-gr-ZMAX
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Good stuff, according to their website.
The Zombie 165 gr. 40's do 1,045 fps / 400 ft/lbs out of a 3" test barrel.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:54   #34
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I use golden sabre but switching to Hornady critical defense
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:00   #35
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Speer Gold Dot 180gr HP. Thinking about going to 165gr though.

Check out the ballistic tests on youtube. I like to see what the ammo going into my gun does.
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Old 02-14-2013, 15:20   #36
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If I remember right, CorBon uses a 165gr bullet in .40 S&W.
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I switch between the old and true Golden Saber reloads, and Speer Gold Dot,, have had great testing with both
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I switch between the old and true Golden Saber reloads, and Speer Gold Dot,, have had great testing with both
I used to carry reloads in my G17.
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Old 03-08-2013, 13:01   #39
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Golden Sabers here
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Old 03-08-2013, 13:02   #40
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Is it weird that I'm perfectly fine with plain FMJ for self defense? The way I see it, if I need to fire, I'm emptying my full magazine out of the 27. If i fail to hit anything vital for qhatever reason then im either drunk or its just plain luck.

Then again being just fresh out of the law enforcement academy and shooting for around 10 years, I'm pretty used to firing from the hip on a quick draw. Now for home defense I've got a 12 gauge loaded with 00 Buck next to my bed.

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Old 03-08-2013, 18:50   #41
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My personal opinion is Winchester Ranger T-series 165gr. JHP's at 1,140 fps. Good luck finding them though!
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Old 03-08-2013, 21:12   #42
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155 Gold Dots in a 23 for me.
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Old 03-08-2013, 21:34   #43
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I used to use 135gr CorBon @ 1300+ fps but recently switched to my handloads of 155gr Hornady XTP. I can get identical velocities and feel with my practice handloads of 155gr hard cast lead semi wadcutters as the XTP's which allows me to practice a bit cheaper but still be familiar and comfortable with the defensive rounds.
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I just run Hornaday 180gr JHP's. $16 a box of 20 here.

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:45   #45
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Speer Gold Dot 165 grain.
Gold Dots are pretty much as good as it gets. Anything bonded is gonna work very well. Double taps, Buffalo Bore, I think they both use Speer GD bullets. I think someone mentioned the PDX1. I believe that is bonded as well. That's a Hornady load if Memory serves. I think Hornady amke those Zombie Max as well. Don't let the cheesy name fool you. But if you search a bit, you should be able to save some money, especially if you're willing to buy 500 or so.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:07   #46
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Is it weird that I'm perfectly fine with plain FMJ for self defense? The way I see it, if I need to fire, I'm emptying my full magazine out of the 27. If i fail to hit anything vital for qhatever reason then im either drunk or its just plain luck.

Then again being just fresh out of the law enforcement academy and shooting for around 10 years, I'm pretty used to firing from the hip on a quick draw. Now for home defense I've got a 12 gauge loaded with 00 Buck next to my bed.

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The problem with FMJ is that they over penetrate quite a lot and can easily hit bystanders past your target still with lethal velocity. That's one of the main reasons police use JHPs.
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Old 03-09-2013, 21:27   #47
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The problem with FMJ is that they over penetrate quite a lot and can easily hit bystanders past your target still with lethal velocity. That's one of the main reasons police use JHPs.
That just means more points for over penetration right? Lol

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The best round is one that goes bang and hits its mark.

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Old 03-13-2013, 14:50   #49
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You might want to see what CorBon offers in .40
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Old 03-13-2013, 18:50   #50
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I like the Critical Duty round in .40. Penetration is sufficient through all barriers in the "FBI protocol" test, and the rubberized tip prevents clogging of the hollow point cavity as well. The expansion isn't HST impressive, but all things considered CD is the better round in my opinion.
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