AR15.Com Archives
 Whats the best ammo for home defense to run in my glock 27 40 cal.?
RoberTodd82  [Member]
4/1/2013 1:43:22 PM EST
Just bought a glock 27 to use for home defense and every day carry. What is the best brand of ammunition to use?
Paid Advertisement
--
Kiltakaze  [Team Member]
4/1/2013 1:47:59 PM EST
Hornady Critical Duty 175 grain
trackeryak  [Team Member]
4/1/2013 1:50:07 PM EST
Federal HST
RoberTodd82  [Member]
4/1/2013 1:50:37 PM EST
Thanks!
thingsgoboom  [Member]
4/1/2013 1:58:04 PM EST
Im partial to Speer Gold Dot 180gr and Remington Bonded Golden Saber 180gr.
AJE  [Team Member]
4/1/2013 2:00:33 PM EST
Look at reviews on various websites and try some out just to be sure. Really, any modern hollowpoint will do the job, and you'll likely not be able to find much difference in them.
325moutguru  [Team Member]
4/1/2013 2:08:14 PM EST
Ranger T-series.

PK556  [Team Member]
4/1/2013 2:19:16 PM EST
In Home - Federal Guard Dog ( designed to not penetrate walls, etc. as much - if that counts for you in-home)

carry - Winchester PDX-1, Hornady Critical Duty



They're all pretty good, IMO
FiveToOne  [Team Member]
4/1/2013 2:21:07 PM EST
Gold dot 165 grn's are good. 155 grn's would give a bit less penetration which could be a + for HD.
RoberTodd82  [Member]
4/1/2013 2:26:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By 325moutguru:
Ranger T-series.



Thanks, really appreciate it!
Digital_Damage  [Team Member]
4/1/2013 2:31:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By Kiltakaze:
Hornady Critical Duty 175 grain


this is what I run too.
SharpCharge  [Team Member]
4/1/2013 4:04:50 PM EST
I run the Speer Gold Dot 180's also.
BigPapaColt  [Team Member]
4/1/2013 4:37:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By 325moutguru:
Ranger T-series.



This
Southrnshooter  [Team Member]
4/1/2013 4:52:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By 325moutguru:
Ranger T-series.



I like this too.
mclark202  [Member]
4/1/2013 5:51:02 PM EST
All these are going to do the job.

I used to use Federal Hydrashocks.

Now I use federal Tactical Bonded.

Bradd_D  [Member]
4/1/2013 5:55:42 PM EST
http://www.ar15.com/ammo/project/Self_Defense_Ammo_FAQ/index.htm
Snake207  [Member]
4/1/2013 6:37:50 PM EST
Gold Dots, Ranger T, or HST. Take your pick.
xcalibur12  [Member]
4/1/2013 6:39:48 PM EST
I've got Gold Dot 180's in mine.
coloradocopper  [Member]
4/2/2013 4:23:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By trackeryak:
Federal HST


+1. Most LE agencies in my area use this. Google the pics of the rounds after penetration, and make the decision for yourself. There is nothing I've seen that blossoms like the HST, while retaining its weight.
fuzzy03cls  [Member]
4/2/2013 4:34:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By AJE:
Look at reviews on various websites and try some out just to be sure. Really, any modern hollowpoint will do the job, and you'll likely not be able to find much difference in them.

X2
However a 180gr may be better suited for recoil purposes in a G27.
CopM4  [Member]
4/2/2013 5:10:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Southrnshooter:
Originally Posted By 325moutguru:
Ranger T-series.



I like this too.


Standard issue whee I work
gotuonpaper  [Team Member]
4/2/2013 5:15:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By thingsgoboom:
Im partial to Speer Gold Dot 180gr and Remington Bonded Golden Saber 180gr.


tctlrld  [Team Member]
4/2/2013 5:51:00 AM EST
Federal HST 180gr
Speer Gold Dot
Winchester Ranger-T 180gr
Barnes XPB based load (Cor-bon DPX as an example)

Pick one.
Alaskacajun  [Team Member]
4/2/2013 1:52:19 PM EST
Speer Gold Dot 180's

- Clint
captain127  [Member]
4/2/2013 3:13:19 PM EST
The key- most any modern quality hollow point will do the job- is to find a round that is reliable in your gun. With the scarcity and cost of ammo today it may just be what you can find. Even glocks which are on my short list of guns that are most likely to run with hollow points can have some guns run one type of ammo and choke on another. Running a minimum of 100 rounds of your defense ammo malfunction free ( a lot of people say 200 or even 500) is a minimum I would accept
Thachman  [Member]
4/2/2013 3:28:12 PM EST
My G27 loves the Remington golden sabers.
AN94NK  [Member]
4/2/2013 8:38:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By Kiltakaze:
Hornady Critical Duty 175 grain


Love this stuff!
slowkota1  [Team Member]
4/3/2013 8:04:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By 325moutguru:
Ranger T-series.



Yep!

I need to find some more in stock though, only have 2 mags+1 left
HCL3  [Member]
4/3/2013 8:08:56 PM EST
Any of these. It does not matter which one

.40 S&W
Barnes XPB 140 & 155 gr JHP (copper bullet)
Speer Gold Dot 155 gr JHP
Federal Tactical 165 gr JHP (LE40T3)
Speer Gold Dot 165 gr JHP
Winchester Ranger-T 165 gr JHP (RA40TA)
Federal HST 180 gr JHP (P40HST1)
Federal Tactical 180 gr JHP (LE40T1)
Remington Golden Saber 180 gr JHP (GS40SWB)
Speer Gold Dot 180 gr JHP
Winchester Ranger-T 180 gr JHP (RA40T)
Winchester 180 gr bonded JHP (RA40B/Q4355/S40SWPDB1)
M4A1Carbine  [Team Member]
4/3/2013 9:14:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By thingsgoboom:
Im partial to Speer Gold Dot 180gr and Remington Bonded Golden Saber 180gr.


Same here, I carry Speer for .38 & 9mm and Golden Sabre for .40 & .45
cytotox  [Member]
4/5/2013 3:21:49 AM EST
even these are hard to find. I don't keep defense loads more than a year or so. I shoot them up and replace after carrying them more than a year. Right now I have corbon 165 gr. Its all I could find locally. I'll buy some more rangers when they come in.
Paid Advertisement
--