40 s&w 180 gr. Vs. 165gr with G23 or G27

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    40 s&w 180 gr. Vs. 165gr with G23 or G27

    On my glock 23 I plan on using 180g
    A buddy of mine told me for the glock 27 I should use
    A 165g bullet because it would be more accurate with
    The shorter barrel. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    With my G23 I haven't been able to discern any difference in accuracy that was discernably related to bullet weight. Base on my results so far, ammo brand makes more of a difference than bullet weight.
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    shot both thru the G27 and are just as accurate. The 180gr does, somehow, produce more recoil..

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    Shoot both and see which one YOU like better.
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    It only matters that your ammo gets along with your gun reliably. I use the 180's and cor Bon 140gr DPX.
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    With my G23 I haven't been able to discern any difference in accuracy that was discernably related to bullet weight.

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    I use 180gr in both my G23 and G27. I have not seen any difference in accuracy with the 180gr or 165 gr in either weapon. I do however notice a difference in recoil. You need to try them for yourself and see which one is better for you and your weapon.
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    as active and interesting events of late have been , id want something, one of my guns, to be 2" @ 75' capable.

    i've yet to handle a glock that could not do that at 50' and many at 75'....with certain ammo.
    and its up to you to find the ammo that compliments your gun best: and practice with it till you
    are capable also. the weight of the bulllet hardly figures into the mix given you have chosen the
    caliber and platform--and training.
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    Yes, you have to get the ammo that compliments the gun and gives the accuracy that is needed. I shoot 140GR DPX when I carry my G-35. I also have a Taurus PT-99 that keyholes 147GR 9MM bullits but loves 115 and 127Gr bullits. It is what works accurately and functionally.
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    i have a glock 23. federal 180 gr vs winchester 165, winchester kicked less, and my groups were better. federal ammo is junk, winchester is slightly less junk. you be the judge, but i did indeed have better groups with a cooler load.
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    In my G23 either weight will handle the job I need the bullet to do. Both weights are equally accurate and equally leathal.
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    The barrel length has nothing to do with the mechanical accuracy of the bullet. Both barrels have the same twist rate, it's the longer and shorter sight radius that hinders most shooters which lead to that misconception.

    Either the 165 or 180 should do well, both for terminal effect and accuracy. Depends on which one you like the best. Different weights give different recoil feelings.
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    right, i think half of my experience is the felt recoil contributing to accuracy, and the other half the relative crappyness of federal ammo.
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    at a 100 yards it would but at a combat distance of 7 yards I doubt you will see a difference

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