45acp defense round?

45acp defense round?

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    45acp defense round?

    What would you carry for a SD round in a 45. with a 3in. barrel?A FMJ or HP?Being the barrel is
    short would a HP expand enough?Would a FMJ be better?Would lose some velocity being a short barrel.What about a flat-nose?This will be in my Bondarms.15ft and closer.Whats your thoughts.I know its a 2 shot but its accurate and that's what I carry.


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    I've read that 3" barrels in .45 may reduce velocity enough to impact expansion. No idea whether it's true, but even if it is, I personally would still go with JHP - even if it doesn't expand, it should still be just as good as flat-nose FMJ.

    Since feeding problems aren't a concern for you, I'd see no reason to prefer FMJ.
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    Speer Gold Dot 230 gr JHP
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    Barrel length will not affect bullet diameter.

    So it really doesn't matter. You are good no matter " style " bullet you choose.
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    The round that feeds best into the gun itself. Your handgun may react differently to mine, so I guess you've gotta try several out for yourself and stick with the best one that feeds 100% of the time HP or FMJ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH View Post
    The round that feeds best into the gun itself. Your handgun may react differently to mine, so I guess you've gotta try several out for yourself and stick with the best one that feeds 100% of the time HP or FMJ..

    This one................
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    You only mentioned you have a 3" Bond Arms not the model, nor 45acp or 45lc, none the less as suggested above in either of those calibers I would also suggest a JHP bullet over a FMJ.
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    15 feet with a weapon like that. What would it really madder.
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    185 gr. Gold Dot expanded to .68 out of my 3 1/2'' barrel Glock 39 (45 GAP)
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    Any 230 grain bullet. Hit them hard with something big and heavy.
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    230 gr JHP.... I carry winchester PDX1 in my 1911 but any quality ammo will be sufficient
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    Anything that's 230 grains and .452" diameter will work pretty well.

    Personally, I favor HST's, Ranger T's, or Gold Dots.
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    Is this 45LC or 45 ACP I know most Bonds come 45lc/410 but can be changed to 45acp...

    If 45lc I would go with the CD combo packs the bonded HP in one tube and a 3plated buck and ball 410 bellow ...

    if 45acp then about any round be good gold dots /golden saber /Ranger I like Hornday stuff
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    I've became a big fan of Golden Sabers in the 230grn flavor.
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