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    need advice. best ammo for new ultra covert 2

    I just purchased a new kimber ultra covert 2 last week!! Now what's the best home defense rounds for it? I was told a JHP 185 grain was better than a 230 grain because of it being a compact pistol... so what's the absolutely best ammo for my new love?! P.S. This kimber is soooo much better all around than my Glock 36;) I'm going to have to change my name hahahaja!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G36guy View Post
    I just purchased a new kimber ultra covert 2 last week!! Now what's the best home defense rounds for it? I was told a JHP 185 grain was better than a 230 grain because of it being a compact pistol... so what's the absolutely best ammo for my new love?! P.S. This kimber is soooo much better all around than my Glock 36;) I'm going to have to change my name hahahaja!!!
    1 - Whatever functions with 100 percent reliability in your gun.
    2 - Whatever gives acceptable accuracy in your gun.
    3 - Whatever you can consistently hit the target with on followup shots.

    Everything else is angels dancing on the head of a pin. There's very little practical difference in the performance of any of the major brands of JHP self-defense ammo whether it's 185 gr or 230 gr. There's no such thing as "absolutely best".
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    What Majorlk said is very sage advice in your situation. Part of what I enjoy about shooting is experimenting for myself with different ammo, holsters ect.
    "Violence is seldom the answer, but when it is the answer it is the only answer".

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    That sounds like very good advice. Thanks

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    Just FYI, another thing to keep in mind is that .45 ACP loses a LOT of velocity for shorter barrel lengths. A 230-gr. Hydra-Shok from a government-length barrel will hit about 900 fps, dropping to a commander-length only loses about 30 fps, but dropping down to the 3" barrel length drops it down to about 800 fps.

    I know that the .45 was designed for a 200+ gr. bullet from between 750 and 900 fps or so, but just be aware that you're hitting the low end of that range with a 3" barrel.

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    So would u recommend a higher grain??

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