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Old 01-18-2012, 04:18 PM   #21
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I have shot several hp rounds into a bucket of sand and found them almost untouched. My soft round lead ball ammo just flattens the tip a bit on impact.
Hard substrates often do not cause expansion in pistol hollow points reguardless of velocity. Water or soft tissue (meat) or something similar is a much better test.
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I would use any reputable factory 230 grain JHP that fed in my gun, +P or not.

What's in the gun matters less that who's behind the trigger.
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I think almost any modern ammunition will work, until it doesn't. The best ammunition you can buy is the stuff you'll go out and shoot for practice. Work on shot placement along with any drills you can find. All the fancy bullets in the world won't work if they don't hit something. I shoot far more hardball than anything else. When carrying I have black talons, but shhh, it's a secret.

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I have read many instances of 45 acp fmj over penetration. I wouldn't count on one stopping in a human. Just me though.

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The reason why most people carry a .45 is because of the size. Size does matter! One shot stopping power rating is about 96% with a penetration
of 14 -16 inches. this is shooting a 230 grn. FMJ. There is a lot of exotic bullets out there, however carrying a .45 with 230 grn. in hp or FMJ is great ammo. You can save yourself some money and go to wallyworld and buy just what you need for the O'45 and it will get the job done for self defense.

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If I hit you on the head with a golf ball you say ouch. If I hit you on the head with a bowling ball you won't say much.
Size matters.
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If I hit you on the head with a golf ball you say ouch. If I hit you on the head with a bowling ball you won't say much.
Size matters.
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Ive never had any compliants from the size of mine
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I use Viagra 230g hp's.

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I use Viagra 230g hp's.
Hahahahaha what, were you having malfunctions because you were limp dickin your gun?
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Mostly stovepipes so it wasn't a major issue. Stood straight up. I might try the 185g Cialis JHP next.

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