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Good .40 self defense round?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by BearAspen, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. BearAspen

    BearAspen Snohomish County New Member

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    Looking for some advice fellas. I finally a getting another .40 handgun after my last one was stollen years ago and it is comming in Monday. I want to "break it in" with a couple hundred rounds and while doing so test some home deffense ammo to find something reliable that I like. It's been a while since I have shopped for .40 ammo, anything you guys can recomend? ****, while im at it what do you reccomend for cheap reliable target ammo as well.

    I appriciate the help, BA
     
  2. Oakley1wa

    Oakley1wa Beaverton, Oregon, United States Member

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    For defense, I use Winchester Ranger SXT's. They're pretty awesome

    For plinking ammo, I use just about anything except Wolf & CCR (I think it is). I've been seeing some pretty good deals on Federal, and I know at Wal Mart (I'm not a supporter) they usually have really good deals on .40
     
  3. EOD

    EOD E. WA Member

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    For self defense I would recommend Winchester Ranger SXT. We carry this at work and are totally happy with it. We had the SXT and the switched to hydra-shocks and now we are back to the SXT.

    For practice ammo, 99% of the stuff out there is good. I would just shoot whatever you can find the cheapest.
     
  4. BearAspen

    BearAspen Snohomish County New Member

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    Sounds good, I will buy a few boxes of the STX and see what I think. Yeah, I have been picking up that people are staying away from the hydra-shocks lately which is one of the reasons I though I would ask on a thread. What is up this the hydra's? I have just heard that people are moving away from them but not the reason....
     
  5. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    I really liked the Buffallo Bore for my Glock 23. All the Specs looked really good on it compared to everything else I looked at. I've heard good things about Hornady TAP also.
     
  6. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Availability is my reason for changing. I've had some .45 hydrashock on order for months and it still hasn't come in (9/8 was the last 'due date' I got). I've only seen two boxes of it at the gun show and they are $70 a box.
     
  7. I too carry the Ranger SXT .40 in my Glock 23. This ammo is great.
     
  8. FIDO6

    FIDO6 Benton County Member

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    RBCD has some pretty impressive terminal ballistics from the tests I've seen and heard about. In addition, a .357 mag into a water mellon at 15 yards did not penetrate through to the cardboard 6" behind. Their .40 is specs are:
    40 S&W 77 gr. TFSP 2100 fps / 754 ft lbs
    I guess it isn't 40 slow and weak anymore.
     
  9. nick425

    nick425 Eastside of Lake Washington Member

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    Check out Winchester PDX1 180's