Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Uber Rifleman, Oct 21, 2013.
What is, in your opinion, the best .45 acp expanding defense rounds and why?
Dear God, Uber, we can see who posted what via what appears directly left of the posted text.. there's no need for big red redundancy.
Best round is always the round you hit the target with.
I'm sorry, I just like to do it. I know it's redundant, but I like it. Does it really matter to you?
The best round is the one you can put on target under pressure.
Most people say some sort of hollow point.I read an article not long ago that said Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch carries his personal defense gun loaded with ball ammo.That a shot to the heart with ball kills just as fast and effectively as a high priced controlled expantion hollow point bullet,when fired at very close range.
Just a thought.
My fear is over-penetration. I don't want a .45 slug going through drywall if I every need to use it.
Modern ammo has come a long way. I like Speer gold dot, but HST or many others will get the job done if you do your part.
I hear that.I also saw a tv show on sportsman channel where a guy shot through layers of drywall that were spaced a foot or so apart.the ball and hollow point bullets both went through several layers of the wall.The hollow point fragmented but still was deadly through more than 4 layers of wall.
The best looking tool for home defense,in the instance of the show was a 12 guage loaded with 7 1\2 bird shot.at close range the shot charge acts like a slug but dissapates rather quickly.Still went through 4 or 5 layers of wall though.The thing I didnt like about the test was the lack of insulation between the layers of wall.I think that would have made a considerable difference in the penetration.
Now back to the original post.I use any premium self defense labeled ammo that shoots good. through gun.I shoot 40 cal. for home defense,just for the capacity increase ofer my 1911.
HST or HST +P for most self-defense scenarios.
FirearmsTactical.com: TacticalBriefs, April 2006
WOW, ^ that makes a GREAT case for NOT buying Hornday ammo. Both for what it WON'T do AND their opinion that if you do you will "probably go to jail". That is some pure BS there.
Critical Defense won't, it is why they make Critical Duty that will. Passes all of FBI's tests.
Yep. Apparently, it is Critical that you don't use it for Defense.
ConBon 230gr JHP .45ACP+P @ over 1100fps... it's like launching a VW beetle going 120mph.
What i use in my 45 "that works for me" is Hornady Critical Duty .45 ACP +P 220 gr JHP. It works in my 1911 5in and my CCW 3.3in
I also like the Winchester Ranger T 45 ACP 230gr JHP for the 1911 5in.
OW one thing when you are thinking about using HP or HP type ammo in your Simi auto pistol make sure you run at least a 100 rounds through it without a jam before you start using it as your go to ammo. There are a lot of finicky pistols out there when it comes to ammo.
As stated above, it is what you hit center mass with or what you happen to have in the weapon at the time!
or me it is and JHP 230 grain loaded to specification. Not into much tactical stuff.
I used to have Gold dots in both my .45s and 9mm
Recently switched to HST and HST +P couldn't be happier.
Black talons or Ranger sxt LE's
A 22 short will go through drywall??
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