Best sub-sonic 40 S&W ammo?
I own a Glock 22 & 23 and am looking for a good defensive sub-sonic (less than 1000 fps to my understanding) ammunition. I have been looking at Federalís 180 grain HydraShok JHP because ballistic reports show it to have good penetration as well as expansion and a velocity of 969 fps. Any advise on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Penetration & Expansion are both complemented by Higher Muzzle Speed & Energy.
The 40 cal S&W cartridge was brought to us compliments of the FBI. Why, they wanted thier 9x19 Parabellums to have the stopping power of a .45acp. Thats the short version of it. So searching for sub-sonic ammunitions is kind of going in the wrong direction for that caliber. I have talked with folks in the ballistics community that tried this. Can do but....Most of the manufacturers will tell you that with the .40cal, they have to use stronger/tougher components to handle the violent recoil or "Snap" that the 40cals produce. So when using lower gr/powder they incurred elevated numbers of ejecting & mis-cycling if you will. I think Winchester would be worth looking into. I think they may have some low flash or low re-coil 40's in their PDX Defender line. But I do know they offer a wide range of choices. Let me know what you come up with. I am sidelined right now,so my EDC is a Glock 27, Texas is a concealed carry only state also. Since the move to Texas, I have been thinking about purchasing a single stack XDs 9mm. I think Nagels is running a special on them. I owned a XD 40cal service real nice gun, no problems at all. I got a real good deal on it from a dealer and ended up selling it to a friend for what I payed for it. He did not have a hand gun, so I helped him out.
Originally Posted by Tiny9982