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Old 04-05-2013, 12:11 AM   #11
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I have Hornady Critical Defense in mine. Had no problems at all with the round, albeit I haven't shot more than 50 HCD through it considering the price.

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You're asking the wrong people..........you need to listen to your Colt!

You can take the advice from our members but until my carry gun runs 200 flawless rounds of a given make, I won't carry it!

I like Hornady TAP Personal Defense .45 ACP +P 200 Grain JHP and yes 200 rounds cost ~$200 but...........$200 is cheap piece-of-mind and a small price for the confidence I have in what I carry on my hip.

I also chamber a PD round only once. If a round is ejected for cleaning/clearing it goes in a range mag and NOT back into my carry mags. (If you gotta ask, you wouldn't understand.)

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Fed HST's 230 Gr. JHP does not have to be the +P Ammo for SD & the Win. Ranger Ammo is also good.? that's if your not a LEO.? Cause Win. will not sell it to Civilians.? They must think that our lives are not worth their Business.? so I do nor support any Winchester products any longer.? I think that any good 45ACP Factory Ammo.? will serve as an excellent SD ammo,? That is on the market today.? Rem.GS, Hornady XPT's ETC.

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I carry Winchester Ranger-T.

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I would only use premium SD ammo in my 9mm. But with my 1911, I feel diferently. I do currently have Remington JHP ammo in it now. But I feel like any heavy bullet that feeds reliably in a 45 is going to have a crap load of energy. Lets face it ball ammo kept our troops alive for decades. It was only when we switched to the girly little 9mm that we started having problems.

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I would only use premium SD ammo in my 9mm. But with my 1911, I feel diferently. I do currently have Remington JHP ammo in it now. But I feel like any heavy bullet that feeds reliably in a 45 is going to have a crap load of energy. Lets face it ball ammo kept our troops alive for decades. It was only when we switched to the girly little 9mm that we started having problems.
How does the saying go?

A 9mm HP may expand, but a 45 will never shrink.
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Ditto to many off the comments on Hornady Critical Duty/Defense ammo. From wife"s .380 up through my .45"s it's my ammo of choice. A big reason is that it feeds reliably in all my pistols. Additionally it performs well in ballistics tests when compared to other brands of personal defense ammunition.

Whatever you choose make the investment to run at least a couple of boxes through your gun at the range before making a final decision.

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Horniday critical defense rests in 2 handguns with in a foot of where my head rests ever night. Only factory loaded JHP I will ever trust my life to. Horniday does it best

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I've been looking for these rounds for several months now.
Which one of you guys have used this particular Critical Defense 220 gr 45 cal +P bullet and where did you get them ?

http://www.hornady.com/store/45-Auto-P-220-gr-Crit-Duty/

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