Good Ammo For Short Barrel 45 acp
This is a discussion on Good Ammo For Short Barrel 45 acp within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I wanted to get a feel for what would be considered a good self defense load for my V-10. I carry corbon 165gr JHP +P ...
December 30th, 2011 12:14 PM
Good Ammo For Short Barrel 45 acp
I wanted to get a feel for what would be considered a good self defense load for my V-10. I carry corbon 165gr JHP +P ammo in it now ( well ever since I bought it oh soo long ago when it first came out) it feeds & extracts with no problems ( even with those huge hollow points ) I've read now that the light & fast are a thing of the past & that the heavy & slower loads are the way to go now a days, is there any truth to this? If there is I would like to pose a question then, should I replace my time trusted ccw load for something like a Golden Saber in 185gr HP +P or even the Golden Saber in the 230gr HP at the standard pressure loading.... OR would I be better off with the Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 45 ACP 230gr JHP? I would also like to find something in a nickel case too, any insight / thoughts would be great
December 30th, 2011 08:56 PM
What I have read indicates that modern ammunition is not dependant on speed for expansion, the expansion is more a product of the metallurgy used in the bullet. The short barrel ammo has a slightly different metallurgy/composition to the bullet and a faster burning powder to give a more complete burn in the shorter barrel. I dont remember what was considered short barrel , I'm thinking 3.5 inches or shorter but I may be wrong. In the larger caliber my preference is the 230gr in Federal HST or Speer Gold Dot, I just dont think the +P has much advantage in 45. The only short barrel cartridge I use is in my 38 J frame. In 38 and 9mm I do use +P. This is only my opinion, I am sure there are other members that are more knowledgeable than I am who can give more in depth info.
December 30th, 2011 09:02 PM
Just to add one additional point, Speer Gold Dot is the only brand that I know of that makes the short barrel ammo so that would be your choice. The part number is 23975, I believe it only comes in a 20rd box.
January 8th, 2012 09:30 PM
You may also want to consider Hornady Critical Defense. It expands pretty well out of my real short barreled 9mm's. Should do well in a short .45acp too. It's good ammo. Corbon DPX also has a design very condusive to expansion in short barrels too.
January 8th, 2012 09:32 PM
I use Winchester PDX1 in my Colt Defender.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
January 8th, 2012 10:01 PM
Shorter barrel=heavier bullet.
Anything listed here that your pistol likes would do...
Barnes XPB 185 gr JHP (copper bullet)
Federal HST 230 gr JHP (P45HST2)
Federal HST 230 gr +P JHP (P45HST1)
Federal Tactical 230 gr JHP (LE45T1)
Speer Gold Dot 230 gr JHP
Speer Gold Dot 230 gr +P JHP
Winchester Ranger-T 230 gr JHP (RA45T)
Winchester Ranger-T 230 gr +P JHP (RA45TP)
From: Thoughts on Service Pistols, along with Duty and Self-Defense Ammo Recommendations - M4Carbine.net Forums
There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.--RAH
...man fights with his mind; the weapons are incidental.--Jeff Cooper
There is a reason they try and make small bullets act like big bullets--Glockmann10mm
January 8th, 2012 10:05 PM
"There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you." William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)
Best Choices for Self Defense Ammunition
January 9th, 2012 12:10 AM
CorBon DPX for 3 Inch .45 ACP
45 Auto 160gr DPX | CORŽBON/Glaser Self Defense | Dakota Ammo
The all-copper bullet construction conquers hard barriers like auto glass and steel while still maintaining its integrity. This is an optimum load for Law Enforcement. - Deep penetration on soft tissue 12-17 inches.
- Easily conquers hard barriers like auto glass and steel.
- Reduced recoil due to lighter-weight projectile.
- Lead-free projectile.
- Environmentally friendly!
*CERTIFIED: CALIFORNIA LEAD FREE*
- Caliber: 45 Auto
- Bullet Wt.: 160gr DPX
- Velocity: 1050fps
- Energy: 392ftlbs
- test Barrel Length: 3.0 Inches
20 rounds per box.
January 9th, 2012 01:05 AM
I have 45s in configurations from A SA 1911 Loaded -Taurus 45 Tracker 4"; S&W 1917; Glock 21 and 2 3"ers-a Para Ord WartHog and Detonics Combat Master VI SS. On the autos allthe feed ramps are polished with a Dremel tool. As a now retired State LEO Firearms guy-in the day I had access to lots of ammo and samples from dealers and I still have some of those contacts and samples. The S&W 1917 is GI Ball only. The others feed and shoot all revolverthe common LE and Defense loads w/o issue. Federal HST+p is the carry load in my 3"ers. WW Ranger RA45TP is my SA 5" and G21 load. The Taurus revolver, carried while fishing, has shot shells for snakes/old Fereral 230/230+p ammo. Little experience with Remington stuff-their demo for the local SO was a dud-all other ammo tested after they left beat them! I kiled 3 hogs for the frezzer and a large cow for a neighbor with the Detonics loaded with Corbon 165gr +Ps. They are great bullets but given my LEO access too expensive.
Search tags for this page
.45 acp ammo reviews
45 acp ammo review
45 acp ammo reviews
45 acp defense ammo review
45 acp short barrel ammo
best 45 acp ammo
best 45 acp ammo for self defense
best 45 acp ammo for short barrel
best 45 acp short barrel ammo
best short barrel 45 acp ammo
short barrel 45 acp ammo
short barrell 45 acp ammo
Click on a term to search for related topics.