.45 acp loads

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by mike .308, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. mike .308

    mike .308 Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering what some of you have found to be the best defense load for the .45 acp.
     
  2. wired

    wired Guest

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    It's kinda hard to beat Golden Sabers and Hydrashocks in ANY caliber.
     

  3. 1gsplover

    1gsplover Super Member

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    :) Agreed! In my super-technical :lol: scientific tests (shoot wet phone books at 5 & 12 yds), the HydraShok and the Golden Saber are really impressive. I shoot mostly H-Shoks due to local availability, but the Sabers are just as good. JMHO
    ///olde 8) pharte///
     
  4. gwp4ever

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    Try the 180 grain Cor-bon +P.
     
  5. TXVAshooter

    TXVAshooter Guest

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    Re: re: .45 acp loads

    GWP has it right, those cor-bons are terror on whatever they hit.

    THe hydras are nasty little fellows, too.

    TXVA
     
  6. wwb

    wwb Super Member

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    Anything out of a .45 is pretty serious.... even the military ball ammo.

    HOW you shoot is WAY more important than WHAT you shoot. A hit with a .380 auto beats a miss with a .454 Casull every time.
     
  7. uglydog

    uglydog Super Member

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    Golden Sabers, Hydra-Shocks, and the like are all pretty comparable, any differences is mostly academic. I don't use +P ammo in my 45 ACP as it doesn't feed reliably in the short, 3 1/2" barrel Officer model I carry. I also don't like the Cor-Bons as they have excessive recoil making an accurate second shot more difficult and they have some pretty awesome muzzle flash in the dark. That they are hard on the gun frame is another strike against them in my eyes.