Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by AcceptableUserName, Sep 16, 2009.
Me I shoot and the standard HP stuff.
1. because the odds of me getting into a firearms related pissing match are very very low
2. because the cost of premium SD ammo is outrageous.
3. It's a freaking .45" already!
I'm a WWB 230 jhp sort of guy for .45, on my own budget. It's good enough.
Bonded bullets dont break apart ( Copper Jacket breaks away from leadcore)
I load mine with Rem GS 230 for SD, just because I bought a bunch of it when ammo was reasonable and my gun likes it.
Got a shload of Rem UMC 230 JHP also. Same reason.
If the first one or 2 rounds don't do the trick then there is 13 more where that came from. If they won't stay down after that I hope Mila shows up to lend a hand.
I also have a full sized Sig 220 and Para 1911, I use the Federal 230gr Hydrashocks as defensive ammo in both.
Fiocchi makes very accurate ammo at fair prices.
Remington Golden Saber
But you would be doing OK with WWB JHPs or Remington UMC JHPs as well.
I know... I know... LEO's frown upon this stuff, but I bought it when it was legal... I also know that ER Dr's don't like getting cut while trying to remove them also... we won't mention the anti's sentiments...
P.S. I hope and pray that I never have to use them...
For 99% of shooters out there, debating bullet selection in a defensive gun is
"how many angels fit on the head of a pin" sort of stuff. Practice more, worry about which whiz-bang bullet less. Put most anything, including FMJ, somewhere important enough and you finish the fight. Put most anything, including the most expensive JHP designs out there, somewhere unimportant and it won't do the job. Misses with high end JHPs count for even less . . .
whats the deal with "thunder ranch barnes expander" stuff? and if I so chose, where could I come by some Black Talons?
Zombies ... that is another whole ballgame.
Speer Gold Dot
is the way to go.This used to be called " the flying ashtray " because the hollow point is a gaping hole and is humorously called an " ashtray ".
FBI tests have shown this round to penetrate walls,glass,heavy clothing and wood,and STILL mushroom in human bodies. + P ammo is made to be shot out of short barrel pistols.I use Hollow point Hornady's 230 +P .45 ammo for my Sig P220 because my barrel is just shy of being 4" inches long.The 230 grain bullet performs dramatically,and best, when fired from a 5" long barrel like a 1911.
Anyway,a 230 grain .45 is going to hit a perp. like a sledgehammer no matter what !!
I love this big cal. because he dosen't have a muzzel flash,flip,and recoil like the .357 .
Honestly though any 180-230 gr. quality hollowpoint should be fine, as long as you avoid the gimmicky stuff. Of course, 230gr. ball has the longest track record, and it's a pretty good one
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