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    Are you wanting a home defense? Worried about going through walls? or an all around good load?
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    For a 1911, I would say GS

    I've found that the more rounded nose of the Golden Sabre is closer to the shape of the ball ammo the 1911 was designed for, and therefore will tend to feed more reliably.

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    4" or longer barrel...230gr Gold Dots

    for my Glock 30 and any 3" barrel....200gr +P Gold Dots
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    I'm kinda like Scott Davies, I'm will to carry any good quality JHP at the moment, about all I can find is 230 FMJ. Good Personal Defense Ammo is really hard to find in my neck of the woods.

    My preference is Buffalo Bore Ammo and am presently carrying 200 gr. Speer Gold Dot +P Buffalo Bore in my EDC.
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    IMO Ranger Improved T series is 1st choice, Federal HST being 2nd

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    Since I don't have much experience shooting people, and don't know many people who do, I tend to follow the lead of knowledgeable and reputable trainers.

    Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch and Dave Spaulding both approve of the use of ball ammo in .45 ACP. It is not over-penetrative like 9mm ball and is a proven man stopper.

    Clint also endorses CorBon DPX, and even sells it under his own label. I've never seen a bad review of DPX in any caliber, and it has versions engineered for use in short barreled guns.

    So, I carry DPX in my PT145 and my Kel-Tec P3AT but would not feel like my PT145 was inadequate if I had to load it with ball.

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    45 Ranger OR Federal HST are some mean mean mean mean mean bullets...
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