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chris101973
September 17, 2010, 02:58 AM
What weight 40s&w jhp does everybody recommend carrying for sd

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bds
September 17, 2010, 03:31 AM
One vote for 165 grain.

REAPER4206969
September 17, 2010, 03:32 AM
180gr.

DasFriek
September 17, 2010, 03:35 AM
165gr and 180gr are the 2 most popular.
135gr has a few fans due to its ability to not penetrate as far as the other two rounds lessoning the chance of collateral damage.

Personally i prefer 165gr in Winchester Ranger T-Series or Federal HST.
Next would come some of the 180gr specialty loads from places like Double Tap, Buffalo Bore and a few other places that can get these rounds too 1050-1200 fps+
This place is making some pretty good waves in the ammo arena and impressing alot of people.
http://www.swampfoxgunworks.com/swampfox/home.php?cat=261
Id only shoot these out of a mid and full sized gun tho.

lloveless
September 17, 2010, 04:11 AM
I vote for the 135 gr because it duplicates the ballistics of the .357 mag. # 1 manstopper.
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MTMilitiaman
September 17, 2010, 05:05 AM
No, if you want to duplicate the .357 Magnum with an autoloader, you need a 10mm Auto. A 10mm Auto with a 135 gr JHP @ ~1600 fps is an impressive number, though I actually prefer the 180 gr JHP @ ~1250 to 1300 fps. There are plenty of 10mm Auto loads with velocities in the 1300 to 1600 fps range and energies in the 550 to 750 foot pounds range that are every bit as impressive as anything to ever stoke a .357 Magnum, but the .40 Short and Weak need not apply. The .40 S&W is what people who don't want magnum performance from an auto get. In fact, that was the whole point...

Full Metal Jacket
September 17, 2010, 05:13 AM
165grn-180grn

Full Metal Jacket
September 17, 2010, 05:18 AM
I vote for the 135 gr because it duplicates the ballistics of the .357 mag. # 1 manstopper.

afraid not.

Zerodefect
September 17, 2010, 09:45 AM
180

Broken Anvil
September 17, 2010, 02:15 PM
180

aji
September 17, 2010, 02:20 PM
180

ProCarryNAustin
September 17, 2010, 03:07 PM
In my experience with the .40, it seems that all of the pistols I have fired have an accuracy preference for either light or heavy. My glock 23 was much more accurate and consistant with 180 than with 165... so I carried 180's.

Manco
September 17, 2010, 03:14 PM
180 grain--generally less easily deflected, penetrates better, is longer so it causes more damage when tumbling (lighter bullets tend to just turn sideways because they're so flat after expanding), and has less flash & bang than lighter, faster loads.

writerinmo
September 17, 2010, 03:24 PM
180

FastMover
September 17, 2010, 03:25 PM
Again, 180gr. I use the 180gr Federal Tactical Bonded JHP.

Adam5
September 17, 2010, 03:40 PM
180gr Federal HST.

Loyalist Dave
September 17, 2010, 04:01 PM
I'd personally go for getting as close as possible to .45 ACP ballistics, so the 180 would be better..., anybody out there make a 200 grain round for the .40??

LD

chris101973
September 17, 2010, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I was carrying hornadys custom defense, until I had a fail to fire after hitting it twice in the same gun and the next day loading it in to a different gun and hitting it again, to make sure it was not a problem with the gun, then emailing hornady to let them know and give them a lot number thinking they might want to check it out and never hearing back. I don't carry hornady anymore. Done ranting now sorry.

Walkalong
September 17, 2010, 07:41 PM
I have a bunch of 165 Gr HST's put back because I got a deal on them and would be confident using them. That said, 180 Gr is more comfortable (to me) to shoot, and that is what I have in my XD right now.

possum
September 17, 2010, 07:44 PM
i did use 155gr, but when corbon came out with the dpx 135gr that is what i have been using ever since.

chris101973
September 17, 2010, 10:36 PM
Just ordered some swampfox 175gr. Silver tips. The price was hard to beat ended up being cheaper then anything my local gander Mountain had.

jackpinesavages
September 17, 2010, 10:38 PM
See my sig. line.

Whatever you make the best head shots with in YOUR pistol.

Manco
September 18, 2010, 12:59 AM
anybody out there make a 200 grain round for the .40??

Here is one such JHP load:

http://www.swampfoxgunworks.com/swampfox/home.php?cat=319

There are also some 200 grain solid loads:

http://www.swampfoxgunworks.com/swampfox/home.php?cat=291
http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_26&products_id=153
http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_26&products_id=210

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