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6shootersandw 02-25-2012 02:47 PM

I just bought a XDM .45 Competition 5.25. What ammo due you guys recommend? I was using Commando ammo last night at the range.

Ranger-6 02-25-2012 03:15 PM

If you are range shooting use Federal. If you are personal protection use Corbon.

jpattersonnh 02-25-2012 06:10 PM

I have had great luck with S&B. For carry, Gold Dot. Handloads w/ 230gr FN beat all.

robocop10mm 02-25-2012 07:35 PM

Um, .45 ACP ammo? JK. .45 ACP is a very forgiving caliber. John Browning's masterpiece. Hard to find a load that does not shoot reliably with good accuracy. Cost and cleanliness might be the deciding factors for range ammo. Most of the major makers produce reasonable ammo at affordable prices. I would avoid the steel cased Russian stuff Not so much because of the steel, but because of the powders they use. They tend to leave more sooty residue than other ammo.

Defense? Speer Gold Dot. Take your choice of weight epending on the mission. Home defense - 185's. Summer - I would consider the 200 gr +P. The 230 gr will penetrate deeply for odd angle shots and through heavy clothing or meat/fat, but it will also penetrate less desirable media like sheet rock.

Ultimate_sig 03-25-2012 01:48 AM


Originally Posted by jpattersonnh
I have had great luck with S&B. For carry, Gold Dot. Handloads w/ 230gr FN beat all.

Thats cause theyre bonded

raceroch 03-25-2012 07:11 PM

PMC. Inexpensive and high quality. Buy bulk.

jpattersonnh 03-25-2012 09:53 PM


Originally Posted by Ultimate_sig (Post 750784)
Thats cause theyre bonded

Which one? Why would that effect accuracy/ reliability?

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