.45 ACP & .357 Magnum PD Ammo?

.45 ACP & .357 Magnum PD Ammo?

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    .45 ACP & .357 Magnum PD Ammo?

    I have a few rounds of Triton 165 grain JHP .45 ACP +P, 230 grain Golden Sabre JHP, and some Hornady JHP for my 1911 is there any new ammo that is better for CCW?

    I have a box of 50 CCI Blazer 125 grain FMJ .38 Special +P, some 110 grain .357 Mag JHP, some 125 .38 Special +P JHP for my Windicator is there any new ammo that is better for CCW?

    I am considering 6 rounds of .357 Magnum Glaser Safety Slugs and some 180 grain Hard Cast LSWCs.

    I love my guns.

    I would appreciate any help/ideas Ya'll have in this area.
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    I use winchester ranger 230grain in my .45

    I uses 125 grain golden sabre exclusively in my .357 of the same flavor
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    I don't carry a .45 acp anymore, but do carry a .357 Mag. In the .357 I am partial to BB Heavy 125gr JHC and Win 145gr STHPs for human interaction and BB 180gr LFN-GC for critters.
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    I prefer Golden Saber for both my .357 (125 grain) and .45 (230 grain).
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    Federal HST 230gr, Speer Gold Dot 230gr, Winchester Ranger-T 230gr
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    Bump on the federal hst 230 grn, especialy the plus p

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    I like Speer Gold Dots 158gr JHP in my .357s. In my .45, I've been carrying Golden Sabre 230gr JHP.
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    I'd either shoot up the Glasers or flush them. Stay away from designer bullets and use loads with good conventional hollowpoints. Stay heavy in the 45, and no lighter than 125 with the 357. Then you can have confidence that you have a good proven loading in your gun. If you load 38spl, use 158 grain swc, or 158 grn HPs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    I'd either shoot up the Glasers or flush them. Stay away from designer bullets and use loads with good conventional hollowpoints. Stay heavy in the 45, and no lighter than 125 with the 357. Then you can have confidence that you have a good proven loading in your gun. If you load 38spl, use 158 grain swc, or 158 grn HPs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PairA10s View Post
    I have a few rounds of Triton 165 grain JHP .45 ACP +P, 230 grain Golden Sabre JHP, and some Hornady JHP for my 1911 is there any new ammo that is better for CCW?

    I have a box of 50 CCI Blazer 125 grain FMJ .38 Special +P, some 110 grain .357 Mag JHP, some 125 .38 Special +P JHP for my Windicator is there any new ammo that is better for CCW?

    I am considering 6 rounds of .357 Magnum Glaser Safety Slugs and some 180 grain Hard Cast LSWCs.

    I love my guns.

    I would appreciate any help/ideas Ya'll have in this area.
    I would avoid going light in either caliber. In .45, 185 gr is about the minimum and the Win Silvertip has a decent record on the street, but 200 & 230 grain are hard to beat, even in hardball. IMHO +P is unnecessary in .45 ACP.

    Echoing glockman10mm's sentiments. skip the Glaser rounds. Pricey, you won't want to pay for a hundred or more to check for reliable function, and although they create a trauma surgeon's nightmare they neither penetrate deeply nor are capable of breaking bones (such as the pelvis). Just about any 'name brand' 125 gr JHP .357 will be the best you can do for defensive use.
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    For the .45, any quality 230gr JHP that your pistol feeds reliably would likely be your best choice.

    In the .357...I like 158's, but the track record of a full-power 125gr is hard to argue with...Gold Dots would likely be my choice in either case; the shallow, sharp-edged "pie-plate" nose on those rounds will work like a wadcutter in case they fail to open, I would think.

    And I'll join the "Dump the Glaser" chorus. It's a gimmick round.
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    I prefer Golden Saber for both my .357 (125 grain) and .45 (230 grain).
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    GS for the calibers you asked about

    Glassier are ok if you will be in hardened areas like cement buildings ,walls and such that glassier will not be as inclined to ricochet. rather they hit and slide.
    most civilians i do not perceive as having this need. though you may wish to load your SD revolver with them if you are an apt dweller. less likely to shoot through a wall into
    your neighbor. i say revolver cause they may not reliably cycle a semi-auto. and 100% they will not cycle the slide if there is not one in the pipe
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    Quote Originally Posted by PairA10s View Post
    I have a few rounds of Triton 165 grain JHP .45 ACP +P, 230 grain Golden Sabre JHP, and some Hornady JHP for my 1911 is there any new ammo that is better for CCW?

    I have a box of 50 CCI Blazer 125 grain FMJ .38 Special +P, some 110 grain .357 Mag JHP, some 125 .38 Special +P JHP for my Windicator is there any new ammo that is better for CCW?

    I am considering 6 rounds of .357 Magnum Glaser Safety Slugs and some 180 grain Hard Cast LSWCs.

    I love my guns.

    I would appreciate any help/ideas Ya'll have in this area.
    I know of a good site that does sell up to date ammo for cheap prices its ammunitionstore.com

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    I just swapped my Hydra-Shocks for my Glasers. I live in an apartment, and I think they're better for 'safe' SD shooting- less likely to punch through than a hollow point.

    Just my opinion, based on the information I've found on them. Luckily, I haven't had to use either.
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