SIG Sauer P229R .40 S&W ammo question

This is a discussion on SIG Sauer P229R .40 S&W ammo question within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My carry round right now is 180gr Federal HST. I also keep some Winchester Ranger 180gr and CorBon DPX which if I remember is 140gr ...

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    My carry round right now is 180gr Federal HST. I also keep some Winchester Ranger 180gr and CorBon DPX which if I remember is 140gr on hand as well.
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    I prefer 180gr stuff and carry Winchester 180gr bonded or 180gr HST in my G22 and CW40.
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    Addendum to previous post ...

    In order of preference, I have supplies of the following:

    Federal 155 ga LE HST
    Winchester 165 gr PDX-1
    Federal 155 gr Hydra-Shok
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    One of many documents that a quick google search of Marshall and Sanow brings up.

    Don't know why anyone wold listen to them when articles like the one Cuda66 linked to are readily available.

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    I carry Federal 165gr HST in my P226 and Corbon 140gr DPX in my P239.

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    Federal 155 gr. HST, Cor-Bon 140 gr. DPX.

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    I load mine with the Federal 165-gr load. I think it is very good. Golden Sabre is also a very good load. I tend to prefer the 165 gr loads in general.

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    I carry federal 165 HST
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    Any of these which are personally vetted by Dr. Roberts:

    Barnes all-copper bullets (140 & 155gr) loaded by: Cor-Bon (DPX40140)
    Winchester Ranger 180gr JHP (RA40T)
    Winchester Ranger 165gr JHP (RA40TA)
    Winchester Partition Gold 165gr JHP (RA401P)
    Winchester Bonded 180gr JHP (Q4355)
    Speer Gold Dot 155gr JHP (53961)
    Speer Gold Dot 180gr JHP (53962)
    Federal Tactical 165gr JHP (LE40T3)
    Federal Tactical 180gr JHP (LE40T1)
    Federal HST 180gr JHP (P40HST1)
    Remington Golden Saber 180 gr JHP (GS40SWB)

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    Personally, if I carried a .40, I'd load it with either Win Ranger 180gr or Fed HST 180gr. (I carry Win Ranger 230gr +P in my .45).
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    Any premium duty-type ammo is now engineered to perform about the same, so I am not particularly picky. Having multiple SIGs and quite a few magazines, however, means that function-testing can get expensive, so I don't switch often, though my P229s have always fed everything just fine.

    Presently, I use 180-grain Gold Dots. I have used a 155-grain Federal JHP, and Remington 165-grain Golden Sabers, but the Gold Dots are now simply more available at a better price. (50-round LE boxes) Another factor in favor of the 180-grain ammo is that it shoots right at point of aim; the 155s and 165s hit a bit lower than point of aim.

    FWIW, I use the P229s as duty pistols and personal-time carry. My agency does not provide duty ammo, but has guidelines, which boil down to any good JHP.

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