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Recommended loads for .40 ???

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For those of you who carry .40 cal or have an answer...
What .40 cal load would you go with for self defense & why.

( I'm looking at Barnes Bullets.... )
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I've always been partial to 180gr loads. Personally, the only I carry is either the 180gr Federal Tactical or new HST. The 155gr Gold Dot is also good, but seems to have a lot more recoil to me. If you have overpenetration concerns, the 135gr Gold Dot is supposed to be fair.

The Ranger also seems to be a fantastic round, but I've always found it hard to locate and have never purchased any. The new Fed HST looks to be just as good, if not better, and is readily available.
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