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Scratchammo 03-20-2011 06:04 PM

Hardest hitting load for .45 acp
My G.I. is my backup, it sits in the saddlebag. It's loaded with RA45TP's which hit pretty hard already. But is there anything else that I can actually get on the shelves? I know it being a .45 is good enough but there's always room for improvement.

JonM 03-20-2011 06:08 PM

i just use whatever 230grn hollowpoints are available when i get fresh sd ammo. right now i got 230grn speer gold dots in mine. my colt new agent and series 70 run everything i stuff in the mags.

Scratchammo 03-20-2011 06:11 PM

Any suggestions for an equivalent for my Rangers?

spittinfire 03-20-2011 06:22 PM

I use 230gr +p Federal HSTs in mine. I personally think they are the best bullet on the market at the moment.

Scratchammo 03-20-2011 06:24 PM

Cycle well in a 1911?

JonM 03-20-2011 06:26 PM

all the premium defensive rounds are about the same. the differences are miniscule. the equiv of the ra45tp is golden saber, hydrashok, gold dot. they are all pretty much the same the only real diff is the marketing hype. they are all superb performers.

Scratchammo 03-20-2011 06:29 PM

Good info, I need more ammo. Thanks y'all.

spittinfire 03-20-2011 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by Scratchammo (Post 468951)
Cycle well in a 1911?

Both of my Kimbers eat it without a problem.

Dillinger 03-20-2011 07:45 PM

Personally I prefer the Winchester Rangers. They are all I carry.

However you might find this thread of MOST EXCELLENT interest: ;)

500mag_guy 03-20-2011 09:15 PM

My vote goes with the Hornady Critical Defense Hands down! look into these bad boys. I have them in both my personal carry pistols.

here is the 45 ACP

you will just have to watch the video :D

they say for sub-compact pistols but they fire really really nice out of my m&p 40 full size.

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