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ndtiger 01-10-2010 12:09 AM

ammo choice
 
My XDM .40 caliber will be here Monday. What do you guys recommend to feed it?

lonyaeger 01-10-2010 12:27 AM

For target practice? Personal defense? Home defense? Depends on your needs.

ndtiger 01-10-2010 12:43 AM

looking for a round for defense and stopping power. One with minimum recoil but still has a punch.

lonyaeger 01-10-2010 12:56 AM

I'm a Hornady fan.
Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Handgun :: Choose by Caliber :: 40 S&W :: 40 S&W 165 gr Critical DefenseŽ

gorknoids 01-10-2010 01:09 AM

A lot. Everything. Once you get her broke in, she'll tell you what she wants! :D

spittinfire 01-10-2010 11:31 AM

That XD will eat anything you feed it. Try a few different bullets and see what works best for you. I'm a Federal fan, I carry HSTs, give them a look and I think you'll be impressed.

orangello 01-10-2010 04:35 PM

For practice shooting, my XD45 has seemed satisfied with Aguilla, Blazer, UMC, and another that i can't recall. For defense, I have some federal hollowpoints loaded.

chopkick 01-10-2010 07:33 PM

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I too, am a huge Hornady fan. My choice for self-defense is TAP ammo. Excellent round.

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slowryde45 01-11-2010 06:03 PM

Have to agree with the bunch here. It will let you know what it likes best, but for my flavors:

Hornady TAP
Critical Defense

Federal HST

Corbon DPX

Win PDX

Slo

diggsbakes 01-12-2010 01:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spittinfire (Post 210858)
That XD will eat anything you feed it. Try a few different bullets and see what works best for you. I'm a Federal fan, I carry HSTs, give them a look and I think you'll be impressed.

Yep XDs eat anything and everything. I feed mine a steady diet of whatever is on sale, and keep Gold Dots in her around the house (if it's her turn). There are many makers of quality personal defense ammo and it's hard to go wrong with any.

Have fun.


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