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Wondering what you use in your M&P if you use it for carry, or even if you just plink.



I use reloads for plinking and 150 hydrashoks.



Put about 400 rounds of HS down the tube before I deemed it "good"



I heard good things about the ranger ammo, but all the ballistic tests I've seen the HS transfered more energy to the target, and didn't penetrate as far.
 

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i use 180 hydras defense and for as plinking i have used win,cci blazer and cci brass

hated cci brass 6 misfires out of 2 boxes also it semmed that the slide was cycling slower than it had before
 

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I use WWB for plinking, and federal 165 expanding full metal jackets for carry and defense.
 

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Mainly use my M&P-9 for plinking and shooting-sports practice (havent yet competed, but soon), as summer CCW is better with my j-frame or my 3914.



My 9mm stash consists of about 1300 rounds of Georgia Arms 115gr FMJ reloads, and 200 rounds of American Eagle 115gr FMJ, which is what Im using at the range - and its pretty damn accurate (more accurate than I am).



I do keep two mags (I have 5) loaded with 124gr +P Gold Dots (also from Georgia Arms) just in case I need to do a quick "grab and shoot".



I keep my CCW 9mm, the 3914, loaded (3 mags) with Federal's 124gr Tactical "LE" ammo (I dont do "+P"s in the 3914). The 38-special J-frame, a hammerless 640, is loaded with Black Hills 125gr +P Gold Dots. The AR15 has 8 30-rnd mags (I have 18 total) of Lake City's 55gr NATO loading in the que.
 

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I use whatever is cheapest for plinking. No sense spending big money to put holes in paper. At my Sheriff's Ofc. we carry Speer Gold Dots, 165gr in 40 and I think 124gr for the 9mm. We haven't had a street shooting for a few years but the last one we did have, I believe the 40 cal Gold Dots worked quite well on a very large fat man who was firing a Ruger Mini 14 at officers. No officers could get to their AR's before one deputy flanked the guy and took him out. Chalk up another one for the good guys.
 

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Ammo I shoot in my M&P 40

I reload, using a Dillon RL550B machine. I use Winchester 231 powder, 4.2 grains. I buy Berry's Mfg. 165 grain flat point 40 caliber copper plated bullets. These are very nice (soft) to shoot in the M&P 40, cycles fine and no FTF or FTEs.
 

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I picked up some CCI birdshot the other day to see what its like. Anyone ever use it?
 

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we used some in .22, it was crap at 40+ feet lol.. fun none the less, up close (around 5 feet) they were pretty devastating! blew a baseball hole in a peice of aluminum we set up, that was fun!.



One problem did occur, with the 10/22 ruger, one of the shots shattered in the clip and jamed the rest of the rounds in it. That required the entire clip to be taken apart.
 

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Ammunition Carried

Winchester Ranger 9mm, 127 +P+ for service and Speer 124 FMJ for our trainging load.......the 127 is the load if you carry 9mm on the street.



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whats the word on the street on the Winchester Ranger talons?
 

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For range use, I always have a 250 box of Remington UMC (180 grain):







Favorite carry ammo is either Hornady XTP or TAP - 155 grain:







Hornady TAP:







-Mike
 

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Winchester Ranger RA40TA 165 grain for carry and HD

Winchester "WWB" White Box FMJ 165 grain for plinking
 

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Anyone have the data on the 40 S&W 135 grn. loads that have come out? Ought to be fast, but wonder how they do with penetration and down range energy?



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