Hollow point recommendations for Colt Wiley Clapp Commander

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    Hollow point recommendations for Colt Wiley Clapp Commander

    Having been a Glock guy for years, I've just purchased a Colt Wiley Clapp Commander with an aluminum lower receiver. While my Glock's have worked with every type of ammunition I have thrown at them, does anyone have any specific recommendations, based on experience, for this type of pistol?

    Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give.

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    These days, the quality 1911s should feed just about any JHP. Traditionally, the shape of the Remington premium defensive ammo (e.g., Golden Saber) has fed in guns that choked on other brands. Best way to find out is to try some of each to see what works well. FWIW, I use mostly Federal JHPs (Hydra-Shok, HST) in my 1911s. Plenty accurate and the feed, fire and eject just fine.
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    +1 on Federal JHPs, either the HST or Hydra-Shok. For a round that expands but doesn't over penetrate dry wall, consider the Federal Guard Dogs. There is lots of info on the internet from a variety of gun forums. Everyone has their favorites, and many of us have different requirements for what they want defensive rounds to do. If you are looking for good penetration through wood, glass, metal, take a look at the Hornady Critical Duty.
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    Been carrying 230 GR XTP with 6.5 GR Unique
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    Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Same as any other .45 ACP:

    HST
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    Gold Dot

    'Nuff said.
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    Just about any hollow point will be fine!

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    My 1911's eat everything. I EDC my Kimber Ultra CDP 2 with .45 Guard Dog ammo. A couple of boxes were given to me by my father in law. (Best father in law ever, ammo for Xmas). Feed great and great reviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    Been carrying 230 GR XTP with 6.5 GR Unique
    That is an effective sounding handload.
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    For Commanders, I stick to 230 grain. Whatever I can source, which is Golden Sabre, Gold Dotr HST. No +P.
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