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recommended ammo for pocket pistol?

Post by Reverend Herc » 04 Dec 2009, 18:40

Just picked up a Kahr pm40. I know that someone out there probably has one or something similar. What kinda ammo does everyone recommend. I grabbed some Hydrashok-135grain and some Winchester Ranger 180 grain ammo... But I am tied between the two.... any ideas would be greatly appreciated...

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Post by blueorison » 05 Dec 2009, 00:41

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Post by jmz5 » 05 Dec 2009, 05:31

Can't go wrong with hydrashok, or ranger.
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Re: recommended ammo for pocket pistol?

Post by johngfj60 » 05 Dec 2009, 05:54

I have a Kahr PM9 and it is really tight. You need to
buy some cheaper ammo and be prepared to fire a
few hundred rounds to "loosen" it up.
IMHO

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Post by Reverend Herc » 05 Dec 2009, 07:55

johngfj60 wrote:I have a Kahr PM9 and it is really tight. You need to
buy some cheaper ammo and be prepared to fire a
few hundred rounds to "loosen" it up.
IMHO

I bought some federal ammo from walmart to break it in... I am actually going to the range in a couple of hours so I will let every one know how it went...

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Post by bobapunk » 05 Dec 2009, 07:58

I use the Winchester WB 230gr JHP in my .45. They are pretty much the same as the Rangers I think. I chronographed them at and avg velocity of 850 FPS out of my FNP. I think that they will do the job and at $28 per 50 from Wal-Mart, I could afford to stock up!

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Post by BIGCAP » 05 Dec 2009, 09:53

The Hornady Critical Defense is getting good reviews especially in pocket pistols.

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Post by toyslr » 05 Dec 2009, 11:33

I run either hydros or golden saber. Critical Defense rounds are getting GREAT reviews but also hard to find because of that.

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Post by Vortec MAX » 05 Dec 2009, 12:02

I like the proven Hydra-Shoks. I carry those in .45 .38 Spcl, and .380. If I had a .40, I'd use Hydra-Shoks in that too. They are top of the chart for one shot stops.

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Post by gw45acp » 05 Dec 2009, 12:15

I've been carrying Federal HST in .40/165 gr. and .45/230 gr.

HST, Hydra-Shok, Golden Sabres, Hornady CD, are all good choices. Run 100 to 200 rounds of whatever you choose through your Kahr and make sure they are 100% reliable feeding and ejecting before making a final decision.
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Post by toyslr » 05 Dec 2009, 12:17

I think ammo is like tennis shoes. Everyone has their favorites!
I hear people swear by corbon but for some reason my 1911's
won't eat them. So I do not carry them in anything I own.

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Re: recommended ammo for pocket pistol?

Post by blueorison » 05 Dec 2009, 16:43

I carry my ninja blade for one shot stops.

When you cut the head off in one swing, they tend to stop.



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Re: recommended ammo for pocket pistol?

Post by mikeb1031 » 15 Sep 2010, 21:15

What ever feeds best...

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