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Hey all

I just bought my first gun, a P99 in .40S&W.  I plan on going to the range this weekend and putting several hundred rounds through to break it in.  My question for all you .40 cal gurus out there is what grain ammunition is the best to break it in with?  Also, what type of ammo do you prefer for practice, as well as for defensive use?  I appreciate your input, and am glad to be shooting a Walther
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When I broke in my P99 I went to my local gun show and got an assortment of cheap, FMJ ammo. 155, 165 and 180 grain. My P99 ate it all but I prefer the reduced kick of the 165 over the 180. Since you are going to go through a few 100 rounds anyway, a variety of ammo is more fun. Fiocchi ammo worked very well, Proloads I didn't have much luck with (FTF), Corbon just hurt my hand and my ears. Winchester white box is great for plinking on the range. HydraShock is ok, as is Starfire, GoldDot and Federal HP.

For CCW I load up with these:
http://www.ammoman.com/40_EP_DESC.htm

Federal Expanding Full Metal Jacket in 165 grain. They shoot well, accuracy is great, recoil is moderate, absolutely reliable and the bullet is PC, important for the aftermath.

Fritz
 

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I will second using the Winchester white box in .40 now selling for $14.99 or so for 100, at Wal-Mart.
 

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And I will third it


While my Walther P99 is a 9mm, I feed my P226R .40 the Winchester Whitebox for all my range time. I also use the 100 Value pack in the 9mm for my Walther. Good ammo for punching paper. For SD and CC, I always use CorBon.
Congrats on your new Walther, and your first handgun.
 

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I found the avatar on the site when I signed up.  Aside from that I don't know how it got here.  It was the best looking avatar that I saw, so I chose it...a testament to your picture taking abilities I guess
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Ahh...apparently when you upload an avatar for yourself, the board automatically makes it available for everyone. That explains it. My photo abilities are hardly noteworthy...but thank you for the compliment.
 

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Quote[/b] ]Also, what type of ammo do you prefer for practice, as well as for defensive use?
Re: Defense
I'm not trying to start a holy war here (a la TFL or THR), but honestly for defense, a couple of rounds of whatever grain to somewhere important is gonna do the trick.

Personally, I shoot 165g for both practice and defense. Mainly because I prefer the slightly lighter recoil over the 180g loads.

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I ask because I want to know people's recommendations on the most reliable brand of ammo for defence.  Personal safety is nothing to be taken lightly, and the last thing I need should I ever have to use my gun is a failure to load because of sh!tty ammunition.
 

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For defensive loads, I like a good 165 or 155gr. Yeah the 180 is heavier but Im more accurate with lighter loads.

Right now i have proload in the P99 and G 27. I have some ranger SXT that Ive been wanting to shoot a clip of to see which I like better.

But for practice ammo, Ive eaten up that Gold Dot surplus theyve been selling everywhere. Also some Win Whites (even though my walmart doesnt carry the value pack) and theyve seemed to be good rounds as well. Just remember, the more you fire the better you get.
 
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