Hornady TAP 45 200gr +P opinions?

Hornady TAP 45 200gr +P opinions?

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    Hornady TAP 45 200gr +P opinions?

    I just bought a PT1911 and picked up a box of Hornady TAP 200gr +P hollow points with it.
    I know I have to go and actually shoot the ammo and see how it feeds and groups out of my gun, but just looking for general opinions as to the TAP 45 ammo - how it shoots, it's accuracy, and the expansion characteristics of the XTP hollow point it's loaded with.
    I saw some other choices too - lighter stuff in the 185gr range and the 230gr weight - which do you prefer - lighter and faster or heavier and a bit slower?
    Thanks.

    (any other self defense 45 ammo suggestions welcome - I'm new to 45ACP)


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    I carry the 230gr +P rounds, gelatin tests can be found here:
    230 grain Hornady +P XTP

    I have no real preference, other than something that's always in stock locally. I shoot my defensive rounds at least once a month (at the range... I'm not in Iraq or anything like that).
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    I use Hornady TAP 230gr +P hollow points for my carry ammo in my XD45 Compact. I have shot around 250 of these rounds no feeding or ejecting problems. Accuracy is great, however there is a sharp recoil. I have not tried the lighter loads so i can't compare to 230 +P.
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    Should be a good round. Hornady makes good stuff, the XTP is a modern design. I prefer heavy bullets, and carry Federal HSTs (got them for a good price) 230+P, but I would feel fine about carrying most any of the .45 ACP ammo around these days.

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    Same ammo I carry in my Glock 30, Love it!! of course it will have just a little bit more snap to it Being +P, In my G 30 it feeds great and is dead on accurate.
    From what I have read it expands as well as the other top brands of ammo.
    I think you will like it
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    Great stuff, that's exactly what I carry in my PT-145 Taurus which has a 3.25 inch barrel. I've run the 230gr stuff as well but decided on the 200gr due to the short barrel.

    Love the low flash and the flawless feeding of this stuff due to the nickel plated case.
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