SD ammo im 3.8 xdm .45 acp

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by FearTheFree7, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. FearTheFree7

    FearTheFree7 New Member

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    What would be a better option? A lighter grain load to make up for the short barrel length? Or stick with a 230 grain round?
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I prefer Remington 185 +P golden saber. 1100 FPS from 5 inch barrel.
     

  3. genesis

    genesis New Member

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    It's a horse a piece. They both perform equally well. Take your pick. Just stick with modern, state-of-the-art, common self defense ammo, like Hornady Critical Defense (NOT Critical Duty, as you'll get to much penetration).

    Semper Fi

    Don <><
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Absolutely! That stuff was made to shoot through car doors and barricades.
    What's a good choice for LE is often not a good choice at all for anyone else.
     
  5. FearTheFree7

    FearTheFree7 New Member

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    I'm thinking Speer gold dot 200 grain +p
     
  6. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's an excellent load as well!:)