Heavier is better!!!
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Rem. Golden Saber 185+p
Rem. Golden Saber 230Gr.
Coming out of a 4 inch barrel & with good shot placement -Which round would neturalize a BG quicker> >45 cal. Rem. Golden Saber 185+p or .45 cal. Rem Golden Saber 230gr. ?
Heavier is better!!!
Either will work fine if you put it in the right place. 230 seems to allow me a quicker follow-up with less muzzle blast. Besides, I'm not sure my 4in barrel really wrings all the +p-ness out of the 185 gr round.
230 GS avgs 800fps and 185+pGS 1100fps out of my 4.25" Commander.
In direct response to the actual question... you won't notice a difference, nor will the BG, nor will the surgeon. I'd pick the 230 cuz most practice ammo I've seen is 230gr, but no other reason than that.
Either will work, the BG will dislike either...I have some of both, carry both from time to time, but I would probably prefer the lighter grain in a 4"...OMO
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oh no is this like a twisted caliber war this is another personal choice question.
I like more grains myself, but it depends a lot on you and somewhat on the gun, I like 185gr "standard load" for my 3" lightweight 1911, I get a bit less recoil, it's all personal choice nothing more.
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Shoot yourself in the left leg with a 185, then quickly shoot yourself in the right leg with a 230.
Whichever hurts more, that's your new carry round.
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I recently bought a box of Remington Golden Saber .45ACP 185 gr. +P's for my Glock G36.
Recoil is very manageable. I had no problem staying on target with relatively rapid followup shots.
However, one word of warning: the muzzle flash was IMPRESSIVE, to say the least.
It was a bit disappointing, to say the least. That kind of flash in the dark of the night could be temporarily blinding, which is not what I'm looking for with defense ammo.
For now, I'm sticking with other, less blinding rounds. I have no question the 185 gr +P would get the job done but when you see the sun every time you pull the trigger, it's a bit disconcerting.
All things considered, and in theory, the 230 gr. should probably work best. But here's the deal. Every person is different in how they absorb bullets and in the reality of things, one is just as good as the other.
So in the end... you have theory vs. reality.
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