So I wanted to get some opinions on 45 acp carry ammo. What do you consider good ammo and why?
That's because it is a bonded bullet and that prevents jacket separation. Jacket separation is the #1 cause of bullet failure. At the moment I carry 230 grain pdx1. Mainly because I could not find any gold dots. How ever I am going to go with the 220 grain +p critical duty that just came out in November. It is said to be the best out there as far as FBI standards. And as far as I know the only round to defeat all FBI test barriers and still maintain the 12"-16" of penetration. Currently the FBI uses the Winchester pdx1. They can not change ammo do to there contract with Winchester. But I have heard they may go with the critical duty after the contract is up. Not to be confused with critical defense. The C duty and C defense are 2 different rounds.1911love said:Critical Defense for in the home, Gold Dots for the street. I use this in all my handguns. I prefer Gold Dots for the street bc they are more likely to go clean through auto body steel and glass. I'm not expert, but the guys who I train with are SWAT/MIL and they told me this.
I did not thank much of it when it first came out either. But after a lot of research I changed my mind. I will get the links together and post them for review.BeyondTheBox said:Federal HydraShok 185gr
I don't have any shooting experience with this new critical Defense by Hornady, but I believe it to be a bunch of malarky with that little insert. I plan on testing it once weather permits, but that will be a while.
Why? It's not like it's been lying dormant for a long time in dire need of resolution.Giving this one a bump.
Wrong thread.Overkill0084 said:Why? It's not like it's been lying dormant for a long time in dire need of resolution.
What round for SD?
Start with one that functions reliably in your gun. Everything else is secondary.
People can split all the hairs they want, but it's quite likely that any of the standard SD rounds available will do the job just fine. "Oooo look, an extra 1/4" of gel penetration, way cool. Pretty expansion petals too. Gosh."
Uber tactical guy's Ultra Gnarly Nitro Operator Turbo SRT/STi +P+ isn't probably all that much more effective than a humble box of Winchester Ranger when it comes to actual use.
I maintain that a bad person center punched with a modern self defense round will be unhappy. The degree (& duration) of that unhappiness will be more dependent on the marksmanship that delivered it than subtle nuances of bullet design or differences if 40 or 50 FPS. YMMV.