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.45 & .40 JHP weights?

This is a discussion on .45 & .40 JHP weights? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I use 180 grain Ranger Ts in my Glock 23. I'd go with the heavier in the .45 too, but that's just personal preference....

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    I use 180 grain Ranger Ts in my Glock 23. I'd go with the heavier in the .45 too, but that's just personal preference.
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    I shoot 230gr in my 45 and 180gr in my 40. I have found in both of these calibers the lighter bullets have a sharper recoil. Not bad mind you but I can tell a difference. The best advice any of us can give you is to try them all yourself and choose that which works best for you.
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    Is there a difference in recoil between 230,200, and 185s for the .45?
    I haven't noticed any difference. If you are having trouble with flinching, start dry firing. That's going to help you much more than changing ammo.

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    /Course since your shooting them in a sig which I'm guessing isn't the full stainless version you will feel some difference than in a full steel 1911 i only notice the 185+p's in my Hk which is quite a bit lighter than a 1911


    And yes if its Flinching dry fire will do you a lot better than anything else

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    I do dry fire and shoot my Ruger MKII. Both have helped me improve my shooting with the 220. I notice the 124 grain Hydrashoks to have less recoil in my GLOCK 26 than any of the range ammo. So maybe the 230 Hydras will have less recoil than 230 WWB.

    I guess there's nothing better than range time and I need to shoot my than 100 rounds before I start to worry about changing weights. Given that 230s are pretty much the standard in .45 and it doesn't hurt (just a little brisk).

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    Just wondering is the recoil spring up to snuff in the Sig?

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    I don't know, it's my first sig. However I haven't had an feeding problems and my wife can barely rack it. As far as I know there haven't been alot of rounds through it. Maybe 2000 rounds and most were light handloads.

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    Shoot whatever weight is most accurate/controllable out of your guns. I have a Browning Hi Power in 40 that shoots just about everything equally, except it really seems to like 165 and 180 grain Gold Dots.

    For my GSR, I shoot 230 grain, as the sights seem to be regulated from the factory for that general load.

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    165gr GD's in my .40 but I would like to try out the Fed. 155 and 135gr. recoil is no problem
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    230gr Hydra-Shoks in my 1911's

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