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What ammo to use

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dbro20, Dec 16, 2008.

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  1. Dbro20

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    Hey I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on ammo, for a Smith and Wesson M&P 40. I was looking at cci 180 grain full metal jacket for target practice.
     
  2. NG VI

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    Anything except extreeeeem shox! For tarets, use whatever you want, not like you will hurt it, so long as you aren't shooting bungled reloads.
     
  3. Dbro20

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    will the box say it is p+ cause i heard that can damage the pistol
     
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    No such thing as a .40 +P, GA does mark some of theirs +P but it just means it is their hotter loaded .40, instead of the slightly lighter loaded ammo they also make.
     
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    .40 s&w blazer brass 180 gr fmj [50]; $12.50 @wmt.
     
  6. Marcus L.

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    The S&W M&P has a slightly slower rifling twist rate than most .40 pistols on the market. This increases barrel life and reduces recoil, but it makes it a little less accurate with certain grain weights and loads. My suggestion is to get a box of 155gr, 165gr, and 180gr Speer Gold Dots and see how your shot groupings are at 15yrds. All will perform well against a person, but you should pick the one that shoots the best out of the pistol. If they all shoot equally as well, go with the 180gr which is a little easier to control and puts less wear and tear on the pistol.
     
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