10mm would be the hot version for a 40 cal
This is a discussion on +P in 40 cal - if not why not? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Is this already a hot enough load to not require a +P? I am just curious as to why no sign of it. Again, if ...
Is this already a hot enough load to not require a +P?
I am just curious as to why no sign of it.
Again, if this has been discussed, please point me to the thread. Or if there is a good primer on ammo please point me to that as well.
However, that doesn't stop some manufacturers from making what they claim is .40+P...which just means that .40+P is whatever the manufacturer wants it to be.
Personally, I'd avoid it...or just go with a full-strength 10mm as suggested above.
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I have a .40 cal., if I wanted something hotter I'd have gone with the 10mm.
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.40 caliber doesn't need +P, it's just right!
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i saw some recently at a gun show. Georgia Arms loading a 180 gr Gold dot. About 100 fps faster iirc than the commercial Speer load. I would buy it if that formula was the only premium JHP cartridge to be found. OTOH the higher velocity is probably mostly just added noise and recoil so I wouldn't go away from my preferred 40SW SD load to acquire it either.
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Ive been a 45 and 9mm guy. Ive been shooting my friends xd40 the past 2 days, because im thinking about buying it from him. I am really liking the 40. The 9 is still cheapest to shoot, but the 45 hasn't been getting shot due to ammo prices. I wish I would have bought a 40 years ago now.
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When I reload the 40 I tend to load on the minimum powder charge for the bullet weight I'm shooting and then chronograph them,and they still seem pretty stout compared to 9 or even 45
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Corbon did make a .40 S&W +P 135 grain Nosler back in the early 90's.Not sure why they stopped making the +P version.That round was the top street stopper back in the day I now have only a few rounds left.I shot the remaining ammo at coyotes and deer with devastating results, of course all shots were under 30 yards.The 10mm is loaded to 40 S&W velocity by most of the major companies.Corbon, Buffalo Boar,Double Tap load some hot ammo.
I am gonna stir the pot here and say what I am thinking:
Why not dump the 40 cal??? 9mm ammo has improved dramatically with some of the 147 grain +p stuff. There is little difference in power between good 9mm ammo and what they offer in 40. I Think the 10mm is the only way to go. STOP MAKING 40'S AND START MAKING 10'S!! I know people aren't gonna like this but its my opinion.
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Personally, I'd rather dump the 9mm.
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I like the power of the .40 just the way it is, out of the box. I have two and they certainly work and hit very hard without a +p rating. My 2 schillings worth.
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