Handgun Loads - All Calibers

Two Shoes

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<span style="font-weight: bold">Please designate what caliber, and what brand, barrel length your using.</span>

<span style="font-weight: bold">Any posted load w/ NO CALIBER, will be deleted.</span>
 

Jeffvn

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I have two good practice loads for .45ACP. Both shoot point of aim point of impact at 15 yards, and only slightly lower then that at 25 yards, using my 4.5" barrel Colt Commander:

4.3 grains Clays, under 200 grain Rainier Round nose;
5.3 grains Bullseye under 200 grain Rainier Round Nose (a bit faster and louder than the Clays load).

JeffVN
 
Jun 25, 2003
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Loads for my .45 ACP, Colt 1911 5"

4.8gr TiteGROUP
WLP
230gr Rainier Plated RN
1.260"

5.0gr Bullseye
WLP
230gr Rainier Plated RN
1.260"

3.8gr Clays
WLP
200gr HG68 (Oregon Trail) Lead SWC
1.220"

Taurus PT92AF, 9x19 5" barrel

6.7gr HS6
CCI
115gr Rainier Plated RN
1.150"

4.8gr TiteGROUP
CCI
115gr Rainier Plated RN
1.150"
 

918v

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The original GI load for the 45 ACP:

230gr. Sierra FMJ
4.9 grains of Bullseye
FC-150 Primer
FC Brass
1.270" OAL

Will shoot .75" groups CTC at 15 yards from my 5" Les Baer TRS.

147gr Load for the 9mm:

Win JHP
4.1grs WSF
FC-100
1.135" OAL

Super accuracy from Sig 9mm's. Hornady XTP shoots the same, but must be loaded to a shorter OAL in the 1.100" neighborhood. Hornady book max is 4.2 grains, so this is a safe load.
 

Clark

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25 acp, 2.13" barrel, Colt, Berretta, Vesta, 6 gr Power Pistol, 50 gr FMJ, .912" OAL
32sw
32acp
32 S&W LONG
7.62x25mm
30 Mauser
380
9x19
9x23
38sp
357 mag
40 S&W
10mm
44 mag
45acp
45 auto rim
45 Colt, Uberti, Ruger, 4.5" barrel, 250 gr XTP, 24 gr H110, 1.6" OAL
 

LOBO

Sergeant
Sep 10, 2003
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<span style="font-weight: bold">.45 acp Colt,Kimber 1911(s) & Glock 21</span>

230 gr Winchester FMJ
Winchester case
Winchester LP primer
5.2 grains of Win-231
1.25" coal

<span style="font-weight: bold">.45 acp Colt,Kimber 1911(s)</span>

230 grain Lead RN
Winchester case
Winchester LP primer
4.8 grains of Win-231
1.25" coal

200 grain Lead SWC
Winchester case
Winchester LP primer
5.2 grains of Win-231
1.20" coal

Chris
 

akm

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Nov 6, 2007
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http://www.alliantpowder.com/

9mm load as listed from manufacturer of powder

despite what anyone *cough*clark*cough* tells you this is max load, you should know not to start with max load.

min oal 1.12
barrel length 4
primer Win WSP
alliant Power Pistol
6.7 grains
1,280 fps
33,500 psi
9mm Luger 115 FMJ

OMFG they let clark post here?!

clark was right on the power pistol for 9mm, works great.

also had good luck with power pistol for 40 cal, but I felt safer with 800x.
 

Rookie

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45acp, 5 inch barrel

200 gr SWC,
6.7 grains Unique,
Winchester LP primers,
mixed brass,
seated to 1.235 COAL
0.468-0.473 crimp
 
Feb 17, 2007
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38 SPECIAL:
2.9 gr of Bullseye
158 grain SWC, HP, or LRN
1.55 OAL

7.62x25:
4.9 gr of Bullseys
100 grain Speer plinker

.45 ACP:
185 grain bullet
5.8 grains of Bullseye

Edited to fix formatting error.
 

Rookie

Sergeant
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45 acp 5 inch barrel

230gr ball
4.5gr 700X
mixed brass
Win primers
0.469 crimp
1.265 OAL
 
Oct 10, 2006
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Glock 21 stock barrel

4.5 red dot
230 ranier fmj
mixed range (mostly win) brass
win primers
1.26 oal

alliant says this is min but 4.7 is a brisk shooting load and 4.5 is to poa at 15yds
 
Dec 12, 2004
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.44 rem mag
240 sierra jhc
Rem brass
cci magnum pistol
23.5 grains H110

SAFE IN MY GUNS (SRH, And Win 94 guide gun)
Cloverleafs @ 50yds
Very accurate and great whitetail load.
 

RX7-2nr

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<span style="font-weight: bold">45auto</span> usp tactical 45. 5.1" barrel
200g Rainier cast plated flat point.
5g W231
CCI LP primer
800fps

230g Ranier cast plated FP
5.5g W231
CCI LP
i cant remember the velocity exactly

<span style="font-weight: bold">40SW</span> Glock 23 4.5" barrel
165g Rainer cast plated flat point
5g W231
CCI SP primer
870fps

180g Berrys cast plated flat point
4g W231
CCI SP primer
700fps

180g berrys cast plated flat point
4.4g W231
CCI SP primer
790fps
 

Niles Coyote

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Aug 13, 2007
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<span style="font-weight: bold"> </span> 44 MAG <span style="font-weight: bold"> </span> desert eagle 10" barrel
200 grain Hornady XTP
H110 or W296 @ 27.5 grains
WLP primer
OAL to mag length
1700+ (dont remember the exact vel)

very good accuracy (best group at 100 was 2 1/2 inches w/ scope sand bagged)

results on deer: In each case all bullets punched through both sides of the deer but not the hide on the opposite side. Made easy recovery of the bullet for weight and expansion study. So far all the bullets maintained 90%+ of there weight, and completely expanded. Damage to the vitals was extreme to say the least. Lungs and heart where simply gone... turned to jello, and had surprisingly little meat damage. Shots have been between 30 and 60 yards
 

Shrike

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Smith and Wesson 629 classic .44Mag 6.5" barrel

26.5 gr H110
Remmington 210gr JHP
Winchester LP magnum primers
Mixed brass, but mostly Winchester

Velocity is high, but loads still seem to be very accurate (plinking empty shotgun shells at 25yds) *if I can use the word plinking in the same sentence as .44mag*. The gun is new, so I haven't had much time at the range to give you an idea of group size.
 
Aug 7, 2006
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SA Loaded .45acp Government model 5}" barrel

1.26" OAL
200gr LSWC
Win primers
mixed brass
4.5gr WST (Winchester Super Target)

I use this load for NRA Bullseye and Falling Plate matches. This powder burns much cleaner than Unique.
The felt recoil is sharper than Unique. I don't know why but Unique's recoil feels more like a shove and the WST is sharper like a 9mm. It's still no problem.
This load is very very accurate in my pistol, in Dad's Kimber and SA Target. I have had 5 holes touching at 50 yards, single hand offhand- no rest. I wish I could do that every time.
BTW, my pistol isn't exactly stock so your accuracy may vary.
This load is not hot so should be safe in any quality 1911 .45acp.

Jim
 

918v

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cypriss32</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Anyone know the Federal GGM 45 loadS></div></div>

It is the same as their AE in a pretty package.

Any 230gr FMJ on top of 5 grains of Bullseye with FC-150 will duplicate it.
 
Oct 3, 2007
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My IPSC loads
45 ACP
200gr Precision @ 1.250
5.1 WST Makes major with no problems, can shoot a couple thousand without cleaning, and has very little flash as an added bonus.
I also like this powder for 230 ball. In a low light shoot it has less flash than Federal Hydrashock.

40 S&W
180 Zero tmj @ 1.180"
4.6 VV-320
Makes major, very clean for thousands of rounds, and shoots soft.

 
May 13, 2008
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Glock 23 w/ Factory Barrel (40 S&W)

Hornady 180 gr XTP/HP
Win Brass
WSP Primers
6.0 gr Unique
C.O.L. 1.125"
Avg Vel 998 fps
SD 11.74
ES 27.91

2.25" Group @ 25 yards
 

PCR

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Oct 28, 2006
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Kimber CDP .45 ACP w/ 3" barrel
Fed LP 150M Primers
4.6 gr. WST
230 gr. Berry round nose bullets

Anyone else try Berry bullets yet?
 
Jul 22, 2007
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Both plinker loads for my .40 S&W Kimber Stainless II:

180gr Rainier PRN
Winchester brass
WSP primer
4.2gr Bullseye/4.4gr Universal Clays
1.125 COL





Full House Offense (screw the defensive s#!t) load for same pistol:

155gr Speer Gold Dot/155gr Hornady XTP
6.5gr Bullseye
Winchester brass
WSP primer
1.125 COL
 

1MoreAR

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.45 ACP Rock River Arms 5"
Win brass
Remington 185 Golden Sabre
Fed 150 primer
Win 231 at 5.3 GR

9MM Luger. Gun is Mac 10 F/A with Gemtech Viper 9 suppressor( very picky about the ammo, with wrong load/factory ammo it will not cycle at full auto rate)
Mixes brass
Hornady 147 GR
Fed 100 primer
Win 231 at 4 GR or Accurate # 7 at 6.5 GR. These loads stay sub-sonic and cycle the Mac 10 very well.
 
Aug 31, 2008
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.45 ACP
STI Trojan 1911 5" barrel (18.5# spring)
Serious Social load. Extremely accurate
255 gr Keith SWC
5.2 gr AA#2

.45 Long Colt
NM Blackhawk 7-1/2" barrel
Good hunting load, Extremely accurate, Moderate recoil
Starline Brass
270 gr Keith SWC
10.5 gr new Unique
 
Jul 22, 2008
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These ain't practice loads...I've killed several deer with this load and it is my CCW load as well. I came up with this load to get 5 inch performance from my 4.25 in barrel.

45 acp...stout load...just shy of +P.

230 grain XTP bullet
Remington brass
CCI large pistol primers
7 grains of Power Pistol
1.23 OAL
830 fps chrono'd

Very accurate, stout but manageable recoil, I have seen this load penetrate 18 inches of deer (bones and all) from 30 yards.

My pistol is a Baer Stinger, 4.25 inch barrel 1911.
 

olympian

High Master
Apr 7, 2008
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.357 Maximum
180gr. Hornady XTP
21gr. H110
Remington brass (of course)
Remington 7 1/2 primer
10 inch barrel

Hold on tightly
 
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.357 magnum - 6.2 gr. of bullseye with cast 150 gr. swc

.38 spl -3.0-3.2 gr. of bullseye with same bullet

i have loaded a few 9mms but can't remember the grs. of bullseye i used for them...........

LIFE IS SHORT.....
 
Jan 8, 2007
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Switch to a newer gun a few days ago. Had to change my recipe for 40S&W

STI frame with SV/Infinity slide in 40s&w

1.175" length
180 grain Montana Gold CMJ
Remington Brass
Winchester small pistol primer
4.5 grains of Tite-group
 

LOBO

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<span style="font-weight: bold">.38 special</span>

mixed headstamp cases
Federal primer
Universal Clays @ 4.4 grs
158 gr LSWC
1.46" coal

est. @ 800 fps


<span style="font-weight: bold">.357 magnum</span>
mixed headstamp cases
Accurate #7 @ 10.0 grs
158 gr LSWC
1.56" coal

chronoed:

4" 1175 fps
6" 1292 fps
 
Jun 30, 2003
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Glock 20 (10mm) stock barrel 4.6"

target (plinking)
Starline brass
CCI primer
Accurate #7 10grains
Rainier 200gn RNFP
1090fps / 527ft-lbs

hi-power (defense load)
Starline brass
CCI primer
Rainier 165 TCP-HP
Accurate #7 13.6grains
1420fps / 739ft-lbs
or
Power Pistol 10.3grains
1390fps / 708ft-lbs
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Sig Pro 2340 (357sig) stock barrel 3.9"

load #1
Speer Brass
CCI primer
Speer Gold DOT 125 (4360)
Power Pistol 8.5grains
1311fps / 477ft-lbs

load #2
Speer brass
CCI primer
Speer Gold Dot 124 (3998)
Power Pistol 8.5 (WARNING THIS IS HOT)
1366fps / 514ft-lbs

load #3
Speer Brass
CCI primer
Rainier 124 TCJ-HP
Power Pistol 8.4grains
1316fps / 477ft-lbs

YMMV, start low and work up. I've chony these loads and also used QL also. The glock is a tad bit slow of projections and the Sig is spot on.

 

kombayotch

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125 gr. Hornady HAP
4.4 gr. Titegroup
1.090" COAL
WSP

1185 fps (XD 5" Tactical)
1180 fps (9mm AR-15, 16" bbl)

SD numbers in the low teens
Consistently groups under 2.5" (10 shots) at 100 yards in the AR, using a red dot sight.
 
Apr 7, 2008
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200 grain RN FMJ
5.2 grains Red Dot
1.24 OAL
SA XD 45 5" model
Safe, hotter than commercial Winchestor White Box. Very Accurate in my gun. I could probably bump the OAL out to 1.26 and increase powder by .3 grains and get more speed and same pressure, but it functions flawlessly so I'm leaving it

5.6 grains of Red Dot is damn near max because primers flatened
 

bohem

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10mm Auto
Glock 20, OEM barrel (4.6" IIRC)
Starline Brass
COL = 1.262" (didn't feel the need to bump it back to 1.260)
200grn Hornady XTP
CCI LP mag primer
Mild Roll Crimp ~ .01"

2 powders

Ramshot Silohuette - 7.6grains
Max listed at 7.8 grains, backed off to 7.6 due to flat primers starting to flow into firing pin notch. Severely bellied brass at 7.8 grains. 7.6 shows mild belly with flat primers

No velocity

Blue Dot - 9.8 grains
10 grains bottoms standard recoil spring and bellies brass severely, backed to 9.8 grains with mild belly, no bottomed spring.

Very snappy load with 200 grain bullets.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Same loads fired from a G29 with OEM barrel

No differences noticed, loads were interchangable.
 

dj70

Sergeant
Nov 28, 2008
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40 S&W
Glock 22
Federal Once fired brass
Nosler 150 gr JHP
6.2 gr Titegroup
Winchester SP Primers
1.125" OAL
Speed....fast
 

dj70

Sergeant
Nov 28, 2008
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Here's a accurate self defense load:
Interarms Walther PPK/S .380 ACP
MagTech 85 gr JHP
3.7 gr Titegroup
.94" OAL
Federal Cases Once fired
Winchester SP Primers
 

bohem

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9mmx19

Ruger P95 with 4" barrel

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124 Hornady XTP's
Wolf SP primer
Mixed brass
0.010" roll crimp

5.5gr Ramshot Silohuette

Hot load, primers a little cratered, brass starting to belly up.

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90 Hornady XTP's
Wolf SP primer
Mixed brass
0.010" roll crimp

6.3gr Unique (pretty full case, some compression)

Reasonably hot load. Not the limit yet.

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90 Hornady XTP's
Wolf SP primer
Mixed brass
0.010" roll crimp

6.8gr Unique (full case, good compression)

Very very hot load, definitely don't go hotter. Bottomed the recoil spring in a stock P95

158 LRN hard cast (water quenched)
Wolf SP primer
Mixed brass
0.015" roll crimp
Sized bullets to .357"

3.1gr Bullseye, 1050fps from 4" Ruger P95 and G17 barrels. 1100 fps from 16.5" carbine barrel.

2.7gr B/eye, 1025fps from 16.5" carbine barrel, 980 from G17 barrel.

Neither load cycles suppressed pistols, both cycle suppressed carbine. Both loads cycle all tested weapons when unsuppressed.

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40S&W
Mixed brass
Wolf SP primer
175 cast lead TC
NRA formula lube (50/50 beeswax and alox)

Sized to 0.401"

5.1gr Bullseye

0.010" roll crimp

Medium load, good for plinking, runs about 1050 fps from 6" LWD conversion barrel from G20

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10mm Auto
Starline brass
Wolf LP primer
175 cast lead TC
NRA formula lube (50/50 beeswax and alox)

Sized to 0.401"

5.4gr B/eye runs 1000fps from OEM G20 barrel.
6.0gr Unique runs 1050fps from OEM G20 barrel.


Hard cast water quenched shows no leading issues in Glock barrel after 150 rounds.

Mild recoil, very nice practice load

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44 Magnum
Mixed brass
Wolf LP primer
~.015 roll crimp

240 LRN hard cast (water quenched)
Sized to .430" and lubed with NRA formula Lube

Ruger SRH 9.5" barrel

12.0gr Unique - 1150 fps
12.5gr Unique - 1375 fps Recoil is sharper, primers flattened up, bordering on max load.
16.0gr Red Dot - 1250 fps

Accurate load, easy shooting, recoil is mild.

EDITED to add MV for 44mag & 12.5gr Unique
 

ubet

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45 acp
Sig 220 Carry (3.9" barrel)
Hornady 230gr Roundnose
3.8 grains Clays
Mix cases
CCI large pistol primer

Lighter recoil and very accurate
 

ChadTRG42

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 81STFACP</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Do any of you folks have the load to duplicate the Double Tap 135 grain Nosler 10mm load? </div></div>
No, but I'm working on it!