40 S&W Defense Load
I used my spare time this weekend working up a self-defense load for my M&P 40.
In the image below, the pair of bullets on the right are Rainier 180gr JHP using the load that I posted previously. The right Rainier bullet was recovered from wet topsoil behind my target.
The pair of bullets on the left are Speer 155gr Gold Dots--guess which one was recovered from the same wet topsoil?
I used 5.9grs of Titegroup and Winchester small pistol primers (WSP) with the 155gr Gold Dots. The average velocity for ten shots was 1117fps, at six feet from the muzzle, which gives 429 lbs energy and the efficacy is 54.
Some say that reloads should not be used for self-defense and others say that you should use reloads ... As of today, this load will be in my CCW M&P 40.
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Last edited by drridgway; 03-09-2008 at 20:19.