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Old 01-30-2014, 02:55 PM   #11
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Hornady makes some pretty nice hollow points.

But not something you want to practice with a lot.

Just make sure they will cycle through your gun.

More on the "idiotically expensive" side, but what's

your life worth?

I shoot a lot of WWB FMJ at the range. If I happen to have FMJs

in the pistol, at the time, it wouldn't give me pause, particularly.

They have a fine track record with the armed forces.

One trick to consider on ammo finicky pistols. Chamber the first

round, a HP, and fill the rest of the mag with FMJs. In the event,

God forbid, you have to defend yourself, your first shot will have

a little additional stopping power, followed up by the easier feeding

FMJs.

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I have been going back in forth between Corbon, and hornady HP as of late, and like 185 - 200 loads with HP ammo.
I kind of come to the conclusion that all the current HP rounds are pretty close to the same quality, with some having been designed to open up quickly and others penetrate deeper and not open as much or as quickly

I think (and could be wrong) that a well constructed JFN bullet at 200 to 230gr is still one of the best choices for "stopping power" but you do risk extra penetration that is not really needed in most situations.

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I have drank the Kool aid and I carry RBCD ammo in my 1911. It's light and fast, there are some other claims but these are the two that I know are facts

It's a 80gr limited range round. It travels at 2375 fps at 1002 flbs. All that speed and energy stopping in a Bad Guys body. Some say that they don't perform well in ballistic gel but I've never heard of ballistic gel committing a crime. So I take that with a grain of salt.

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What is RBCD? And is this a 45 Cal bullet?

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I have drank the Kool aid and I carry RBCD ammo in my 1911. It's light and fast, there are some other claims but these are the two that I know are facts

It's a 80gr limited range round. It travels at 2375 fps at 1002 flbs. All that speed and energy stopping in a Bad Guys body. Some say that they don't perform well in ballistic gel but I've never heard of ballistic gel committing a crime. So I take that with a grain of salt.
These actually sound good, for the intended purpose...
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Yes these are 45 acp rounds. They have different grain weights 80, 90, and 115. All of which have different speeds and so forth.

It's the second one from the left. The far left is a federal hollow point, the silver one is a federal Guard Dog round. It's supposed to feed like a FMJ but expands on impact like a hollow point without the hole being clogged. The last is Magsafe ammo which is supposed to be for in home defense so as to not over perpetrate or pass though multiple barriers such as the make up of a bed room wall.

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Thx gunrunner but what does RCBD stand for?

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Yes these are 45 acp rounds. They have different grain weights 80, 90, and 115. All of which have different speeds and so forth.

It's the second one from the left. The far left is a federal hollow point, the silver one is a federal Guard Dog round. It's supposed to feed like a FMJ but expands on impact like a hollow point without the hole being clogged. The last is Magsafe ammo which is supposed to be for in home defense so as to not over perpetrate or pass though multiple barriers such as the make up of a bed room wall.

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I think that if you are going to spit those light loads out you might as well buy a 9mm
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It's RBCD and I have no idea or even if it stands for anything.

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Lol OK my bad... thx tho

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I think that if you are going to spit those light loads out you might as well buy a 9mm
I get what your saying as far as speeds but as far as standard calibers go, I prefer the entrance hole the larger 45 cal round makes.

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