40 s&w ammo for glock 27

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    40 s&w ammo for glock 27

    Hi,
    I wanted to pose this question to the people who carry short barrel autos like the g27. I was wondering what ammo you would carry ( or do carry) for self defense and why. I sometimes wonder if the 180gr loadings are to " slow" for reliable expansion or not. I currently carry corbon 135 JHP's & its been a few years since I looked into the ballistics of the self defense ammo for the 40s&w, that's why I was hoping for some insight from everyone without starting from scratch and having to try 10 different kinds of ammo all over again.
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    I like the heavier bullets and carry Federal HST or Speer Gold Dot 180 gr in my G27. Todays ammunition is not speed dependant for expansion so I wouldnt worry about that. When I researched the different ammunition I found both the HST and GD to be very consistent in performance, with excellent penetration and expansion. This does not mean that there are not other good rounds available, any of the major manufacturers make some pretty good ammunition, Winchester PDX1, Remington Golden Sabre are some good examples. I just prefer the Federal and Speer in all calibers. There is a guy on you tube Tnoutdoors9 that does ammunition testing, he has some good videos for all the different calibers and bullet weights, this might help answer some of your questions.

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    barstool you are 100% correct and it doesnt matter if its a 9mm, 40 or 45. I was just trying to give greg my opinion on the ammunition based on his question.

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    Federal 180gr. HSTs in mine!
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    I carry Hornady critical defense right now, I would like to check out Hydro shocks or even FPDs

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    I carry 2 g27's as bugs,in all mine I split the difference,165 Ranger T's,also i've carried 165 Gold Dots.

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    I use Gold Dots primarly load for my .40 cals. I talked to a surgical nurse the other day who said he saw some great results from a Hornady Critical Defense 40 cal rounds. Said it was some awesome damage that he has not seen before in a .40 cal

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