I personally use the 180 grain FMJ's for practice, and I carry PDX1's in 180 grain for self defense. Oh, FYI, +P if you don't already know stands for "over-pressure" ammo. I don't think .40 comes in +P, as I think it's already made to spec????
The 180's being 15 grains heavier than the 165's. In case you don't know, grains are a unit of weight. There are 7,000 grains to the pound Avoirdupois (Standard American system) Weight and 437.5 grains per ounce. Lighter bullets are generally faster moving that heavier bullets in the same caliber.
Why the 180gr Bullet is a Bad Choice for .40 S&W The original design of the .40S&W cartridge called for a one hundred and eighty grain (180gr) bullet pushed down a barrel with a 1-in-16 twist to a muzzle velocity between 950 and 980 feet.
This is a discussion on 165 grain vs 180 grain within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I currently use .40 s&w 165 grain Speer Gold Dot.
This is a discussion on 180gr vs 165gr in 40 cal within the Ammo Dump forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; I just read this article (link) , and wanted to get feedback from the forum.
The first rounds I shot were Federal 40 180 grain FMJ. Used them up and recently bought a box of Winchester 40 165 grain FMJ. Went out and shot about 30 rounds today in between snow storms. I'd swear there was less recoil with the 165 grain Winchester.
Jun 16, 2012 · 165 vs 180 grain .40 cal rounds for a Glock 23 And I was wondering if I could get some opinions on what you guys think of 165 grain .40cal This is a discussion on 180gr vs 165gr in 40 cal within the Ammo Dump forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; I just read this article (link) , and.
Hell 180 and 165 I've seen some 135 gr Federal JHP that I want to try. Firm believer in shooting the ammo you plan to carry before blindly settling upon a Corbon Powerball in .40 cal 135 grain is 1,325 fps +P.45 ACP 165 grain is 1,225 fps. I know there are alot more choices out there but I hear these.
I use 180-grain Winchester "White Box" (also known as "WWB") Q4238 full metal jacket .40 Smith & Wesson ammunition for USPSA competition shooting. It has a little less velocity than their 165-grain ammunition (marked "USA40SW"), which I.
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