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    Unhappy .45 auto carry ammo

    hi guys , the last of my winny silvertips have become too old to carry , what a good reliable feeding .45 auto ammo for my colt Officers ??
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    Check out the Federal HST for carry ammo. Feeds great in my kimber (and in my kahr for 9mm) and the ballistics are darned impressive. There are numerous threads, some with pictures, about this ammo.
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    For my 3.5" Para, I've switched over to the CorBon 185 gr DPX - I was very impressed with how it performed in our tests. But the stuff is almost $2.50 a pop!

    Honestly, I think most of the premium defensive ammo is all pretty good these days - just make sure whatever you get will feed reliably through your particular gun.

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    I use Hydra-shok in 230gr.... This chart helped me choose
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    Like Jim, I carry the 185 grain DPX.

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    Federal HydraShok 230gr and Speer Gold Dots 230gr
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    I've had no problems getting the Federal 230gr HST's to feed in my guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Downey View Post
    Honestly, I think most of the premium defensive ammo is all pretty good these days - just make sure whatever you get will feed reliably through your particular gun.
    Bingo! Gold Dot, HST, Talon, Golden Saber, DPX.....all are excellent rounds. Buy w/e you can find and see if it feeds reliably in your weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deviceman View Post
    Bingo! Gold Dot, HST, Talon, Golden Saber, DPX.....all are excellent rounds. Buy w/e you can find and see if it feeds reliably in your weapon.
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    I currently carry Hydrashok, but I am switching to HST in my Kimbers once my ammunition order arrives.
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    Remington Golden Saber 230 gr...if they're good enough for our local PD...they're good enough for me. Very reliable in my XD .45 Compact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rojo View Post
    hi guys , the last of my winny silvertips have become too old to carry , what a good reliable feeding .45 auto ammo for my colt Officers ??
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    More "winny silvertips"

    Define, "too old to carry".
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    Federal HST or Speer Gold Dot.
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    I'd also like to know what is considered to old.

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    I use the HST's in both my .45 and the wife's 9mm and have been very pleased with accuracy/reliability. In all honesty, I've used many of the other brands listed and exerienced the same thing.

    At this point in the ammo treasure hunt, grab whatever hollow-points you can find and be thankful you found them.

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