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RATeamWannabe
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.45 Personal Defense Rounds



Just finished the 300 rounds of 230g FMJ break in period for my 1911. Time to pony up and purchase some hollow points.

What are your suggestions? I want reliability as far as feeding goes, other than that, I am all ears. I know I should buy a few and see what mine likes, but I would rather start with some that others have had success with.







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Glock17
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re: .45 Personal Defense Rounds


Winchester Ranger T, Federal HST, Speer Gold Dot ..... all really good





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El Josey Wales
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Winchester Ranger T, Federal HST




These were highly recommended in my CHP course last weekend.






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Tigerpaw123
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one of the good things about shooting a .45, they all work





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Ice Cream Sammich
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Speer Gold Dot






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RATeamWannabe
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Have to check, think I bought some winchester with the weapon, just haven't fired any of them yet.

Speer is another I see quite a bit, I'll keep those in mind, too.

Was looking at Bill Wilson ammo, too, but not sure about only being able to order online.






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RATeamWannabe
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That's what everyone said about Wilson Combat mags, but my 1911 just refused to feed from the 8 round versions. Luckily, Wilson has outstanding customer service, and they sent me four 7 round mags that I broke in yesterday.





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Tigerpaw123
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That's what everyone said about Wilson Combat mags, but my 1911 just refused to feed from the 8 round versions


I was talking more about effectiveness and not feeding, but i see what you are talking about with feeding some guns some ammo better than others especially hollow points






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Langston
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Anyone shoot the hornady critcal defense?





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TigerTatorTots
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Winchester Ranger T, Federal HST, Speer Gold Dot ..... all really good

Can't go wrong with any of these






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Cold Pizza
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one of the good things about shooting a .45, they all work






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Big Data
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I say the Federal HST, but check this guy out for more live trials/data: tnoutdoors9 on YouTube

He tests with ballistics gels and has shot just about every "common" ammo out of several different pistols.






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RATeamWannabe
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I'll do that, thanks.

Def want to hear personal experience from you guys first, anytime you deal with someone profiting from something, you dont always get the whole story






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shawnlsu
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Speer Gold Dot


Got about 500 rounds in the safe and have put a few thousand down my 1911s. Never had a FTF or feed problem.






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Kill Switch
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I shoot Hydrashok in all my handguns. .45, .40, and .380





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RATeamWannabe
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That's what I want to hear





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TigerOnThe Hill
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quote:

Winchester Ranger T, Federal HST, Speer Gold Dot ..... all really good

Good recs. OTOH, I shoot mainly Rem Golden Saber or Speer Gold Dot, largely due to availability issues. When I first got my 1911, these two were about the only self defense rounds that weren't nearly impossible to find. I've since shot some Critical Defense, but wasn't impressed w/ accuracy or reliability (feeding issues).






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Carson123987
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I am quite partial to Ranger T. That shite is awesome





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RATeamWannabe
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Thanks! My 1911 is picky as hell, again, that's why I would rather start with rounds you guys have had success with.





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BamaFan89
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Winchester Ranger T






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