what 45 round for defence

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  1. hogrider97fxdwg

    hogrider97fxdwg New Member

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    Would like to know what you are using as a defence round in your 45. What is the best round for self defence in 45. my current carry is a para p12. Would like to thank all that have answered my post now and in the future. I just got back form the range and have found that my p12 loves 230 gr ammo. So that will be what I use for weight, for now I have a mixture of hydra shocks silver tips and cci blazers for bdefence.
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  2. Coltonator

    Coltonator New Member

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    Just about any, hog. That .45 is a powerhouse. Anything but, that regular FMJ ball.
  3. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    I use Federal 230 grain Hydra-Shoks.
  4. My choice as well, X, for my Colts. If I'm carrying a short-barreled .45, I will usually choose the 185 grain Speer Gold Dot. The lighter bullet gives a bit more velocity out of that short barrel.
  5. Oneida Steve

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    +1 on the 230 gr. Federal Hydra-Shoks.
  6. AngelDeville

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    +2 big slow fat bullet, knocks down bad guys real proper like....
  7. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    I have and carry alot of differnet kinds. Hydra Shok in 185 "I think" and in 230. Hornady Tap Both 200 and 230 grain. Taurus 99.95 copper hex expanding. Remington Golden Saber. Corbon. and so on and so on.
    And Hollow point with decent expansion will work.
  8. Pat Hurley

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    Very good choices have already been listed above - particularly Hornady TAP. However, my favorite is CorBon PowRball in .45ACP +p. It's a screamer... 1225fps and energy is 550lbs. Wow.

    These rounds rock.
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    230grain Hydrashocks or 185grain Magtech Guardian Gold
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    Speer Gold Dots 230 grain. I want to try some Buffalo Bore +P ammo at some point however. From their website:

    185 gr. JHP @ 1150 fps (543 ft. lbs.)
  11. swabjocky

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    Remington Golden Sabres.
  12. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    Federal 230 grain Hydra-Shoks out of my S&W 625 revolver and Remington golden sabers out of my Para LDA CCW
    Any thing out of the 16 inch carbine :D
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    i guess i'll be the black sheep... nobody mentioned handloads for personal defense, (i am somewhat of a skeptic, and only fully trust the things i myself assemble), i use hornady 230gr. XTP on top of 5.0gr. of hodgdon titegroup, seated to 1.230 OAL. which adds up to 829.5 fps. avg. from a 5" bbl, with a 19.1 fps extreme spread (over a 16 rd. string) and delivers 351 ft. lb. of kinetic energy @ the target... more than enough to incapacitate a potential threat. plus, since i know the load inside and out, i know exactly what to expect of it.
  14. HadEmAll

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    JLA, can I ask why you choose the Hornady XTP bullet?
  15. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

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    Have you thought about what a Prosecutor would say if you went on trial for a self defense shooting w/ your own handloads? We have discussed it here before.

    I understand your skepticism, I'll stick to factory hollowpoints in my handguns for self defense. :)
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