Recently I acquired a Patriot Pistol. .440 patched round balls over up to 35 grains of 3F are the recommended load and they work just fine, the pistol is a hoot to shoot. For economy sake I've settled on 28 grains of 3f and patches cut from old 100% cotton T-Shirts. I just hate paying up to $18 for .440 round balls, and don't shoot it enough to purchase a mold. What I do have as a bullet caster is an unlimited supply of 45 caliber bullets in several designs. I've tried 200, 230 and 250 grain bullets in both un-sized and sized configured. Sized .452 seem to be a slip fit and un-sized require about the same force to ram down as a patched ball. None have proven to be very accurate. Some even seem to key-hole. Also the lead used to cast is unknown hardness but is not soft, although that would not seem to be a factor. I suspect rifling may be the issue. Any here have one of these ? Experimented with different loads other that PRB's. Net info on this pistol is scarce and I assume owing to a factory fire they are no longer produced. Photos on the net show a slightly different forearm arrangement than on mine, a low 4 number serial number on this one may indicate an early model.