1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Favorite .45 ACP Self Defense Ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Crazy Coot, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Crazy Coot

    Crazy Coot Active Member

    What is everyone's favorite load in .45 ACP for self defense?

    DRYHUMOR Well-Known Member

    Hornady Custom 185 gr JHP/XTP
  3. Texas Colt

    Texas Colt Well-Known Member

    Speer 230 grain Gold Dot HP

    I've had XTPs separate the jacket and core when used on wild hogs.
  4. frankt

    frankt Well-Known Member

    Federal HST
  5. Blue .45

    Blue .45 Well-Known Member

    Any quality 230gr. hollow point. I keep an assortment of Federal HST, Golden Saber's and Speer Gold Dot. However, if i were using a shorter barrel, I might go with a +P load.
  6. bdg146

    bdg146 Well-Known Member

    Hornady 230gr XTP +P
  7. Craig M. Arnold

    Craig M. Arnold Well-Known Member


    Best regards.
  8. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Hornady TAP 230 gr. +P
  9. mstirton

    mstirton Well-Known Member

    HST 230+p or DT Gold Dot 230.
  10. Rampant_Colt

    Rampant_Colt Well-Known Member

    W-W 230gr Ranger T is my first choice.

    HERE'S why

    R-P 230gr Golden Saber
    Taurus 185gr Hex [same as Corbon DPX]
    Federal 230gr +P HST
  11. Ringer

    Ringer Well-Known Member

    Speer 230 grain Gold Dot HP. Haven't tried any HST yet but if I didn't have a (small) stock of GDHP I would.
  12. Frog48

    Frog48 Well-Known Member

    Same here.

    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    Corbon 185DPX +P or their 200grJHP +P
  14. wnycollector

    wnycollector Well-Known Member

    Currently I am using DT 230gr gold dots, but previously I carried magtech guardian gold +P 230gr JHP's.
  15. dmazur

    dmazur Well-Known Member

    Hornady 230gr XTP handloads.
  16. Sport45

    Sport45 Well-Known Member

    If I carry a 1911, it's stoked with 230gr Remington Golden Sabers.
  17. Kitt

    Kitt Well-Known Member

  18. magnumman44

    magnumman44 Well-Known Member

    As other have mentioned, Hornady Custom 200 gr or 230 gr XTP+P
  19. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    230gr Federal Hydra-Shok in a 5" 1911.
  20. jpwilly

    jpwilly Well-Known Member

    Ha Ha ha...love these. USED to shoot the expensive stuff and carry the best right with you all. Then I figured out my odds of being in a gunfight and learned that training, shot placement and luck will trump the best bullets anyday. I'm not a commando, I"m not a cop...I shoot the cheap JHP's now and my wallet is much happier. Why get robbed by the ammo companies...isn't not getting robbed the point anyway? It's still a .45 do you think a BG would notice the difference between $.32 per round and $1.50ea?

Share This Page