Which SD ammo for Pro Raptor?

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    Which SD ammo for Pro Raptor?

    I have a new to me Kimber Pro Raptor II. Being commander size, what JHP do you recommend I use for my carry ammo that will have good expansion with the 4 inch barrel velocity?

    I've used Speer Gold Dots in 9mm in my Glocks. Would that be a good choice in .45ACP in my Pro Raptor?

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    Outstanding, it's my favorite concealed carry pistol. After putting over 1100 rounds of mostly hardball with (several failures) the tolerances loosened up and it now operates flawlessly. I started out with 230grn Golden Sabre but have moved on to 230grn HST with nary a hiccup. Good luck and remember to keep it lubed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txgolfer45 View Post
    I have a new to me Kimber Pro Raptor II. Being commander size, what JHP do you recommend I use for my carry ammo that will have good expansion with the 4 inch barrel velocity?

    I've used Speer Gold Dots in 9mm in my Glocks. Would that be a good choice in .45ACP in my Pro Raptor?
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    I use Winchester Ranger T series. Federal HST is a close 2nd. I am a fan of the Barnes X bullet ( Corbon DPX, Taurus HEX, etc.) but my 4" Kimber had problems feeding it. A friend of mine has a 4" model also and his didn't like them either. I have shot Ranger T, HST, regular CorBon, Hornady TAP, and Golden Sabres in my 4" Kimber and all of them were perfect.

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    In my shorter barreled .45's (Glock 30 and 36), I've found the 200gr +P Gold Dots to be excellent performers as far as accuracy and control.
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    Whatever ammo you can find that will work reliably in a Kimber....GOOD LUCK! You will need it.

    I have owned a number of Kimbers, none of which I would trust my life to.

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    Any Raptor should have good "TALONS" as in Ranger Talons LOL
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    Off subject. Why the Chief Illiniwik symbol??

    Can't go wrong with the Talons - if they feed.

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