I shoot 230 gr truncated cone (lead flat point) in both my Star PD and full size Milspec. The velocitiy is a little slower with the PD but of not much significance to the guy on the receiving end. I don't worry about whether there is enough velocity to open up a lollow point. Deer are killed regularly with a 44 spl 250 gr SWC bullet at 900 fps. With solid projectiles it is meplat size and striking velocity along with penetration that determines whether you eat venison or peanut butter. The lead flat nosed 230 gr 45 ACP meplat is very similar to the 44 special SWC meplat used for hunting. I know that SD and handgun hunting are different puruits. But if a deer can be taken at 25-75yds with one or two shots, don't you think a human can be stopped with a mag full of 45 fmjFP at point blank range to 7 yds?