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Posted: 1/21/2013 4:21:55 PM EDT

I'm looking for a good .40 self defense round for CCW (when we get it) Any good suggestions?
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Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:22:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By elderboy02:
Federal HST


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Originally Posted By anjan9:
Originally Posted By elderboy02:
Federal HST



+1 180 grain is hard to beat. Recoils about the same as my 147+p out of a G17
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:24:56 PM EDT
Ranger T.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:24:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2013 4:25:14 PM EDT by anesvick]
Gold Dot, HST, PDX1/Ranger T.. any of those would be good, I prefer the 180 gr. loads myself.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:25:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By anjan9:
Originally Posted By elderboy02:
Federal HST




Yup, 180g for me.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:25:45 PM EDT
I would have to say .45
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:26:11 PM EDT
180 grain Gold Dot is a great round.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:26:34 PM EDT
9mm!
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:26:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By anjan9:
Originally Posted By elderboy02:
Federal HST



This or Win Ranger RA40T.



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Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:26:58 PM EDT
What the FBI uses
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:27:31 PM EDT
Winchester Ranger Bonded (also sold commercially as PDX1), Federal Tactical HST, and Speer Gold Dot...all in 180 grain. They're the top three performers. I've carried all three in various duty pistols, and I would feel perfectly fine carrying any of them.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:27:40 PM EDT
You still have plenty of time to read the ammo FAQ.

My own preference is 180 grain HST; but read the FAQ.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:28:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bjesse60:
Originally Posted By anjan9:
Originally Posted By elderboy02:
Federal HST




Yup, 180g for me.


What I use also.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:28:57 PM EDT

Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:29:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NoRegrets:
Originally Posted By bjesse60:
Originally Posted By anjan9:
Originally Posted By elderboy02:
Federal HST




Yup, 180g for me.


What I use also.


Add another one
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:29:57 PM EDT
Good luck with getting CCW in your state.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:29:58 PM EDT
Speer 165 Gold Dot
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:30:23 PM EDT
Blanks
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:31:32 PM EDT
CorBon 135gr +P @ 1350fps
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:31:44 PM EDT
I wanted some Speer or Ranger T. But all I could find around are some Golden Sabers. Are they any good?
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:32:08 PM EDT
Federal HST or Winchester Ranger T.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:33:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Armed_RN:
9mm!


This. .40 is a gimmick.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:35:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RRALower:
CorBon 135gr +P @ 1350fps


140gr dpx is my choice. Great penetration and nasty wound channel.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:36:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By America-first:
Good luck with getting CCW in your state.


Thanks, I just hope they don't make it too hard to get a permit (or whatever they end up with).
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:36:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2013 4:37:08 PM EDT by Silver_Surfer]
Hornady 165gr Critical Defense
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Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:37:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Assaulter:
180 grain Gold Dot is a great round.


I have the luxury of having a good friend who is a forensic firearms analyst in a crime lab. He says the 180 Gr Gold Dot is the best performer in its class. Winchester Ranger SXT in 180 is a close second then Federal HST

I roll Gold Dot in ALL my SD handguns.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:40:10 PM EDT
PDX1 until I test Critical Duty more.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:44:04 PM EDT
Hydra-Shok. It's all I've ever used.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:47:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KaiK:
I wanted some Speer or Ranger T. But all I could find around are some Golden Sabers. Are they any good?


Kai, I certainly wouldn't feel uncomfortable carrying them.

I bought a ton from Guns & Ammo a couple years ago when they had a sale (about $.50/round in all major calibers). I carried 230 grain .45 GS in my duty gun for a long time until I found some PDX1.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:49:11 PM EDT
PDX-1 The FBI seems to like it
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:50:04 PM EDT
180 grain HST or GDHP'S
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:51:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Armed_RN:
9mm!


Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:51:46 PM EDT
Gold Dot or HST.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:52:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2013 4:54:06 PM EDT by BigPapaColt]
PDX1. Ranger T, Black Talon, Speer Gold Dot, ether will do the trick
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:52:52 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:54:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By anesvick:
Gold Dot, HST, PDX1/Ranger T.. any of those would be good, I prefer the 180 gr. loads myself.


this


Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:54:27 PM EDT
For the money, get some of that cheap Winchester (3 letter Gov) 180 Gr Bonded, as recent as this week $20 for 50 rounds at SGammo.
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Link Posted: 1/21/2013 4:57:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
Originally Posted By Armed_RN:
9mm!


This. .40 is a gimmick.



OK, let's hear it
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 5:08:26 PM EDT
Definitely the kind that is 40 caliber in diameter, but does not fit in a 40 short and weak handgun.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 5:50:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PK556:
Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
Originally Posted By Armed_RN:
9mm!


This. .40 is a gimmick.



OK, let's hear it


You just did.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 5:50:53 PM EDT
Using the Hornady atm
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 5:53:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 5:54:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Assaulter:
180 grain Gold Dot is a great round.


This or 180 grain Federal HST.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 5:55:54 PM EDT
10mm
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