If your weapon has a 4" barrel or less.. You might want to consider Speers Gold Dot Short Barrel Ammo .40, it
is high pressure so there is no need nor is it available in +p . This of course just for personal carry protection.
It has a special deep throat for the bullet and a different powder with a quality CCI primer. It will run you better than $24.00 for a box of 20 (or very close) but a top notch ammo in all regards. Just remember this will be the ammo that just might save a life. Certainly worth a couple of dollars extra. In two weeks it will be of no concern.
I spoke with one of the actual developers at Speers about the ammo. Just quality from start to end.
Yeah, Im looking for carry ammo. There's so many Out there. I have no clue where to start, and its not like its cheap enough to just go out and buy some and see how they shoot, I have a PT140, (4in barrel) Thanks for you reply
I like Hydra Shoks personally but you should shoot as many brands as you can to see what your gun likes. Some brands perform poorly in some guns but seem to "marry" other guns. Then you can start target shooting with FMJ's after you found your defense round, but shoot your defense rounds now and then to make sure you know how they act. BTW welcome to the forum Country Dad!
Thanks for the reply, Well Im kinda leaning toward the Hydra Shoks, A few friends of my use Hydra Shoks as there carry ammo and they have nothing to bad to say at all about them. I quess this weekend Ill go buy a box and see how they fit my PT140.
I have a Taurus Millennium PT140 Pro with a 3 1/4 inch barrel & I use Winchester Ranger. Ranger works well in my Taurus & Cabela's sells it for $14.99 per box of 50. I'm sure some of these other suggestions are great & are probably a little higher in quality.
I use Golden Sabre in my .380 auto & that round seems to function well.
I have carried a Springfield XD Subcompact .40 for years. My preferred carry ammo is Remington Golden Saber 165 grain bonded. I like the entire Golden Saber line.
Best thing you can do is narrow it down to 4 or 5 carry ammo's that have a good reputation and try them all to see what you shoot well, you trust and your gun likes best. You can have two identical guns that are one digit apart in serial number and one will feed a particular ammo well that the other doesn't feed well. For the shorter barrels some good choices are: Remington Golden Saber, Hornady Critical Defense, Underwood Ammo Bonded, Winchester PDX, Winchester Ranger, Federal HTS, Speer Gold Dot, Buffalo Bore, Corbon and many others but that list will give you a good idea.
With a shorter barrel I would stay with a lighter bullet. My preference is 155 to 165 grain in the .40 for a shorter barrel.