I was trolling around on the internet, age and inability to sleep will do that to a fella. Anyway, I managed to find myself at the Remington website, so I decided to compare the stats on two different bullets.
I saw that Remington has a new line of handgun ammunition out, called "Ultimate Home Defense". While I seldom use the Golden Saber load, it is a well respected load that seems to fare well. So in the interest boredom, and using the manufacturer's comparision tool, I decided to compare the 230 Grain .45 ACP load in each product line.
Bear in mind, I have seen a box of the new stuff, but have not so much as taken a cartridge out of the box, or shot any. I have a small supply of Golden Saber bullets, and I'm looking to get some more soon, if my new 1911 likes it after it's broken in and treated to some minor modifications.
At first glance, while the boxes appear vastly different, the cartridges themselves appear to be the same, with some of the same promotional wording. Looking at the comparision, the statistics that Remington puts up on each bullet are 100% identical. This leads me to believe that the "new and improved" Ultimate Home Defense load is actually the Golden Saber under a different name.
I could be wrong, but I can see them doing this to appeal to the homeowner as opposed to the LEO's or "gun people" that actually pay attention to what they put in their gun. If anyone has both boxes I would be interested in hearing if you can tell a difference between the two. I may go with this newer load, as it is easier to find right now.
Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter. Take care and stay safe.