GUN Needed .45 ACP practive and self-defense loads

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  1. Admitted

    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

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    Title says it all. Link me or just give me some names/brand/weights to check out.
     
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    For what gun? Powder? I have loads, but they're all over the place depending on if I'm loading for my XD, than my 1911.
     
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    He probably just wants to know what to buy... :dunno:

    If that's the case, get WWB from Walmart. It's the cheapest brass-cased ammo you can find for practice.
     
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    QFT. As for a personal defense load, I really like the Hornady TAP, I also like the Speer Gold Dots. I prefer mine in a 230 grain. Guess I'm old fashioned that way.
     
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    I saw the word "Loads" in the title and assumed he was talking about hand loading, which is what it's traditionally been used for.
     
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    What do you like about the 230 grain?
     
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    Allow me to illustrate my low level of knowledge on the ballistic issue. Whether it works better or not, I like the idea of the heavier projectile. With +p loads it seems like it should be good to go. That and JMB designed the 1911 around a 230 grain round, yes?
     
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    Correct, but more accurately the Round nose, aka round ball shot. The principal of the feed in the 1911 was designed on a round ball bullet profile that was predominantly made in 230 grain that was issued to the military. But nowadays they also come in 200 and 185 grain in RN.

    I like the 230 grain because it means less powder charge is need for me to create a minimum velocity to make my powerfactor. And tailoring a lower charge means a softer recoiling pistol. Also means less powder used, more bullets to put them in.

    Bullet weight alone has no bearing behind knock down power. I can load a 185 grain to match the velocity of a 230 grain.
     
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    Not anymore in the .45 ACP. American Eagle is much cheaper. Our cost on WWB ammo is $20 now.
     
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    That's dealer cost? 9mm WWB is $18.xx now at wallyworld.
     
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    first of all, you're fighting an uphill battle, most of the OTers won't even read this the way the other reloaders will, you're better off pointing out the scarcity of a 230gr hollow point for the 45acp, most are 185 or 190

    secondly, velocity != intertia
     
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    lt1aggie what?

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    Werd, I think .45 wwb at wal mart is about 30 bucks now.
     
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    Must be old stock. Dealer cost is $20 now.
     
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    Federal, Speer Gold Dots, Hornady Taps, etc - all 230 grain for the 45 acp.
     
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    So are Ranger T's.
     
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    My understanding is that walmart buys direct from winchester and has their own dedicated spot on the loading dock in alton and don't buy through distrubtors.
     
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    $20 for what caliber?
     
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    .45 ACP
     

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