Favorite SD ammo?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by ShagNasty1001, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I just went to academy and picked up a white box of Winchester 230 fmj for target practice and on a spur of the moment, a box of PDX1's so I can have some SD ammo. What is yalls preferred SD for your 1911? Whether just at home or when you carry? I looked at the Hydra-Shock but just wanted something cheaper until I researched it more
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Honestly I have some HP's but don't even remember exactly what they are ( my stuff is kept in plastic ammo boxes) BUT I figure any piece of 230gr projectile will do what I need it to do :) In other words I don't worry about "special" ammo & I suspect neither will the dum sumbeech that MAKES me shoot him will either ;)
     

  3. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    Speer Gold Dot +p JHP always.
     
  4. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    There was none or I'd of gotten that without even thinking
     
  5. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Me too.... .45/.40/9mm
     
  6. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Ive got different brands,

    Remington Golden Sabre 230g
    Speer Gold Dot 230g
    Federal Hydroshok 230g
    Winchester PDX1 230g

    But im a Hornady guy, at the moment my 1911 is loaded with Hornady TAP 230g
     
  7. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    How do the PDX1's preform to the TAP? I like the TAP in my AR over the PDX1's due to the heavier grain
     
  8. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    PDX1 or Gold dot for me depending what gun I am carrying
     
  9. ellwood45c

    ellwood45c New Member

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    Black talons
    Hydroshock's
    or golden saber
    Just depends on which mag i grab and extra mag
     
  10. hogdoc357

    hogdoc357 New Member

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    For SD...Carbon DPX line or Buffalo Bore ammo.
     
  11. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    I've seen independant expansion/penetration tests on the PDX1 & they were good. But Federal HST tested just as well & comes in 50 round boxes, so I prefer it in the calibers they manufacture. Wish they made it in .380.
     
  12. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    Hornady Critical Defense in every handgun I own.
     
  13. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    +1. Something about the little red tip just tells me the next sound I hear after the bang is going to be a loud thud.
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i am going to say that i don't really have a favorite brand of SD ammo, but currently am using Hornady ammo loaded with their XTP bullets and really like them. i also use their XTP bullets in my reloads for practice.
     
  15. Thebiker

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    Winchester PDX1, 230grain bonded HP. Feeds well and accurate in my 1911.
    I have also used Gold Sabers and Gold Dots but the PDX1 gives me smaller groups.
     
  16. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    IN warmer months my mags are only loaded with Winchester Ranger 230gr +P hollow points.

    In colder months, where extra clothes may slow penetration through layers I alternate the Winchester and 230gr +P ball ammo. If the hollow point can't get to the meet, then ball will make a nice hole and soften the target up for the follow up HP. ;)

    I also follow Rob Pincus' Combat Focus shooting plan: Keep shooting to end the threat, so chances are good one mag might be empty, or almost empty, by the time the bad guy goes down, so I carry one in the gun and two spares.

    JD