Monday, January 27, 2014

What ammo do you suggest?


I've done the 'Pork Butt' test on the Civil Defense ammunition.    Now, I'd like to run the same test with a traditional .45 acp defensive ammo as a comparison. 

So.... what is the BEST .45 acp defensive ammo on the market?


18 comments:

Bob said...

Federal 230-grain Hydra-Shok.

Murphy's Law said...
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long island mike said...

Have to include 230gr Ball as the baseline.

Are you BBQing all this pork butt for Super Bowl Sunday?...LOL

Sdv1949 said...

230 gr. Gold Dots, please.

Murphy's Law said...

I've always been partial to Winchester Ranger and Federal hydra shock.

Anonymous said...

Federal HST is probably the newest load with wide spread use by LEO

Jay Hammond said...

230 HydraShok please!

JohninMd.(HELP?!??) said...

Or 230 gr. PDX? CCI I believe?

Anonymous said...

I'm using Federal Hydra Shocks myself.

Brass

ZerCool said...

I stuff Winchester White Box JHPs in my 1911 when I carry it. Not new-fangled but they go bang.

When I'm carrying the .40 it's Rangers.

.380 eats PDX.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Federal 230-grain Hydra-Shok.

JFT said...

I like the Winchester PDX1 Defender. But mileages, variance and whatnot.

afcolt said...

I've never seen the need to get to fancy with it. Stay with the basics, like Winchester white box 230 grain FMJ. Available nearly everywhere, and goes bang every time.

Eainsdad said...

Black Hills 230 Gr JHP +P is a nice load.

hank said...

I carry hornady critical defense in everything. The .45 is 185 grain ftx

.45ACP+P said...

CorBon DPX 185gr Solid copper hollow point +P?

Greg Tag said...

Im late to this party, my apologies.

Federal 230 grain Hydra-Shok. I think it is still the best all around performer on the market.

Shoot a pork LOIN, not a butt.
The medium should be homogeneous - everything will expand when it hits bone.

After picking out fragments, can still make a delicious pork green chile stew.

Mike W. said...

230 gr. Federal HST
185 gr. Speer Gold Dot