ammo choice

Discussion in 'XD Forum' started by ndtiger, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. ndtiger

    ndtiger New Member

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

    lonyaeger Active Member

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

  3. ndtiger

    ndtiger New Member

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

    gorknoids New Member

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

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    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.
     
  7. chopkick

    chopkick New Member

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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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  8. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    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
     
  9. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    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.
     
  10. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

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    Always been partial to Speer Gold Dots and Federal Hydra Shoks.
     
  11. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    For practice- try WalMart. You should be able to find Federal Champion 180gr for about $12-15/box (50). Winchester and Blazer also offer quality inexpensive rounds. Some like Remington UMC, not my preference though.

    Defense Ammo- I like Hornady 180gr. Fed HS, Win Ranger, and Speer Gold Dot are also good options. Others prefer the 135-140gr CorBon loads, which perform a lot like a .357sig round.