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Old 04-04-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default Which defense rounds are best for 1911 use?

More specificly which brand of JHP will feed the most reliably through a Colt Lightweight commander?I know that the bonded JHP,like PDXI or Ranger Bonded have fed more reliably in the other calibers that I have.But will the forementioned bonded JHP have the same desired spread coming out of a 45.?

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Old 04-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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I have done some research and I am now carrying the New Hornady FTX 185 gr 45 Cal. Critical Defense round.
I also looked closely at the New Hornady Critical Duty round. But the Defense is actually better for pesonal protection due to the fact that the Critical Duty is designed for some barrier penatration. Being confronted by an individual and normally no need to shoot through a door or glass I want more rapid bullet expansion.
I use to carry Federal Hydra-Shok rounds. In addition the Critical Defense feeds exceptionaly well!

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You could also check out these - set up just like ball ammo and never gave me an issue in my 1911 (full size): http://www.shopcorbon.com/Glaser-PowRBall/600/600/dept

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I also use the 165g hornaday critical defense it in my 40 and love it I feel I am more accurate because of the lighter load also it is less snappy in the 40 than the usual 185gr. I also used them in 45 in my 1911 when I had one with no issues and improved accuracy.

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WHATEVER feeds through YOUR gun the best. All guns are different so we can tell you what runs great in our guns but yours may hate it. Try several out and see what works the best for you. I have killed 200 big game animals with all kinds of ammo and any bullet that expands will work if you hit them right. Same for humans. People get caught up with the latest and greatest. Just find any bullet that expands at low velocity and it will work if you hit them right. Anything else is BS.

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WHATEVER feeds through YOUR gun the best. All guns are different so we can tell you what runs great in our guns but yours may hate it. Try several out and see what works the best for you. I have killed 200 big game animals with all kinds of ammo and any bullet that expands will work if you hit them right. Same for humans. People get caught up with the latest and greatest. Just find any bullet that expands at low velocity and it will work if you hit them right. Anything else is BS.
I did ask about ammo for a specific gun (if you read the post)and I was hoping for some experience so that I wouldn't waste money on c&@%.But thanks for you're valuable insight.
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ALL guns are different. The one off the assembly in front or behind yours may like some thing totally different than what yours likes is what I'm trying to tell you. Just because it is a certain model, manufacturer, or year made doesn't make a bit of difference. You have to shoot YOUR gun to be certain it runs with a particular brand of ammo. I have several guns, rifles and pistols, that are the same model but are more accurate with a certain brand of ammo. Just the way it is. And yes I read your post but you must not have understood mine or didn't read it.

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Additional info regarding your ammunition question. As Killer stated all guns are not alike and I will agree to that especialy when it comes to different manufacturers. How they are different in design how the feed ramp angles and other dimensions are different. But when I was referring to the Hornady FTX 185gr. Critical Defense round that I mentioned it was directly in referrence to the same brand and weapon. I have a Light Weight Colt Commander as well as a Custom Rock River Arms Inc. Elite Commando 45. And shoot this round through both of them at this time.

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ALL guns are different. The one off the assembly in front or behind yours may like some thing totally different than what yours likes is what I'm trying to tell you. Just because it is a certain model, manufacturer, or year made doesn't make a bit of difference. You have to shoot YOUR gun to be certain it runs with a particular brand of ammo. I have several guns, rifles and pistols, that are the same model but are more accurate with a certain brand of ammo. Just the way it is. And yes I read your post but you must not have understood mine or didn't read it.
Thank you for clarifying.
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i have to agree with Limbkiller on this. most SD ammo made currently is pretty good and most will perform about the same. yes, some might perform better than others, but for the most part, pretty much the same. my first rule in ammo is that it feed reliablily, first and foremost. how well it expands, or penetrates is of little concern if it doesn't feed or chamber reliabily. even FMJ ammo that works everytime you pull the trigger is superior to the best designed SD JHP ammo that doesn't.

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