Best Hollow Points for a Glock?

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    Best Hollow Points for a Glock?

    I was wondering if there is a brand of hollow point ammunition that feeds better in a Glock? One of my instructors says he will only use Winchester Ranger HP's because the tip is nice and smoothly tapered + they expand with "pedals". This is for defensive carry. I'm just trying to avoid a jam. What do you all use and why?

    For home defense, I use .40 Speer Gold Dots.

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    Most hollow point ammunition should feed fine in a Glock. Most ammunition of any type will feed fine in a Glock. If it doesn't, it's not a matter of the Glock's design, but the fact that the particular gun you have might not like a specific type of ammunition. 99.999% of all Glocks should feed any modern JHP ammunition without malfunctions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddclancy View Post
    ...a brand of hollow point ammunition that feeds better in a Glock?...he will only use Winchester Ranger HP's because... This is for defensive carry...For home defense, I use .40 Speer Gold Dots.
    Welcome to the forum. Why would you decide to use Speer Gold Dots for "home defense", yet want a different recommendation for "defensive carry"? Do any of your Gold Dots FTF/FTE?
    I'm just trying to avoid a jam...
    I try to avoid jams both at home...and EDC.
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    I have never had any FTF or FTE in my model 19 but I always use Gold Dots unless I am target shooting.
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    I'm just trying to avoid a jam.
    By buying a Glock you've taken a step in the right direction.

    I use 9mm Speer GD for defense but I haven't had any feed problems with anything in my Glocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Welcome to the forum. Why would you decide to use Speer Gold Dots for "home defense", yet want a different recommendation for "defensive carry"? Do any of your Gold Dots FTF/FTE? I try to avoid jams both at home...and EDC.
    Good point, I see the contradiction. I decided to go with Speer because after research, it seemed like a great round. I have never had an FTF or FTE, so it sounds like changing makes no sense.

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    There ya' go! GLOCKs eat ammo like rats eat Cheetos. And it's tough to find ANY AMMO they don't effectively digest. Speer Gold Dots are among the most proven, reliable & trusted premium defensive ammo choices available. You're doing just fine.
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    I've never had a jam of any kind with any of my Glocks. In my .45 I use 230 +P HST, in my 10mm I use Underwood 165 Gold Dot, and in my wife's 9mm we use 147 grain HST. I think you can pick anything you want and it will run fine. It is always a good idea to test your carry ammo for function by firing it in your gun.

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    Just buy whatever brand is available in a name you recognize. It'll function just fine. The small differences in ammo will probably not be noticed by a BG you just popped. The gap has really been closed when talking about the differences in defensive loads. Shoot whatever good quality HP you want, and feel confident.

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    I have several different brands as they all feed well thru my G30. I think this subject is way over thought. Placed correctly, I think my Gold Dots will perform just as well as my PDX1s, which work as well as my Hyra-shoks, which work as well as . . . well, you get the picture.

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    I'm drawing a blank in trying to think of any round that my Glocks won't feed.

    I also carry PDX1 over Gold Dot, simply because my Walmart carries them cheaper. I see little difference in their performance.
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    My GLOCK 22 will feed empty brass, if I rack the slide violently enough. Never found any quality/factory loads she doesn't like, but like your instructor advised, each weapon has it's own personality. You'll figure it out. Be safe.
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    Gold Dots and HSTs in my Glocks and never a problem.

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    No FTF/FTE issues with any of my Glocks regardless of ammo brand or type. I shoot Federal HST's for all my defense needs.

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