HD .45 ACP suggestions

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    HD .45 ACP suggestions

    Guys,

    Any good suggestions for me to put in my new Sig P250 chambered in .45? I would like some recommendations for HD that would work well in protecting my family. Sure I could go out and grab a box of HP's but I would like to hear brand and grain suggestions.

    Sorry for the questions, but I have been shooting 9mm's for 10 years and decided to step up with the big boys.
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    I prefer the 185 or 200 grain +p varieties. YMMV
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    I tend to stay with the 230gr. loads. Regular or +P, I don't think it really matters in a .45. I like Federal HST's...
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    I'm partial to the Remington Golden Sabers.

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    230gr Winchester Ranger T or Federal HST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    I'm partial to the Remington Golden Sabers.
    + 1 Golden Saber bonded 230gr in my XD .45 Compact
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    Split ticket here. Inside my home, the .45s are loaded with Winchester 185 gr Silvertip for reduced penetration. When I leave the house, Federal 230 gr Hydra-Shoks are in the guns.
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    I believe that your training and practice with the firearm, along with knowing that your firearm can 'effectively eat' the ammo you have chosen (any brand or weight that has been proven for your weapon) is far more important than if you should select 230 gr over 185 gr, or Hydra Shok over Speer Gold Dot. OMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I believe that your training and practice with the firearm, along with knowing that your firearm can 'effectively eat' the ammo you have chosen (any brand or weight that has been proven for your weapon) is far more important than if you should select 230 gr over 185 gr, or Hydra Shok over Speer Gold Dot. OMO
    I agree with you, as I training once a week, but gaining knowledge from others is priceless.

    For an example, I was at the range last week and a guy noticed my nice groups and then saw that I was collecting my brass. He asked me if I was reloading .223, and I told him not yet, but I will be. The next thing I know, the guy goes into major detail of his own years of trial and error with reloading. Now he is sending me all of this information and exact details of materials and exact instructions for his reloads.

    Pretty cool guy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    I agree with you, as I training once a week, but gaining knowledge from others is priceless.

    For an example, I was at the range last week and a guy noticed my nice groups and then saw that I was collecting my brass. He asked me if I was reloading .223, and I told him not yet, but I will be. The next thing I know, the guy goes into major detail of his own years of trial and error with reloading. Now he is sending me all of this information and exact details of materials and exact instructions for his reloads.

    Pretty cool guy!
    Please take his loads with a healthy does of caution. Beginning reloaders should use the information in published reloading manuals, starting with the minimum loads listed and working up to top loads carefully.

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    Federal HSTs, Corbon DPX, Speer Gold Dot, Winchester SXT... which one does your gun like? If you can do your part, any of these rounds will do theirs!
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    Federal Hydra-Shok 165 gr.--1060 fps. deep penetration.

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    Confirmed Hydra-Shok person but have gone to Gold Dots for availability as of this past year. I had a chance to shoot a couple of boxes of PMC Starfire last week and very impressed with the accuracy. Don't know the PMC's expansion characteristics but "looks" like an aggressive bullet. I would only carry 230 gr. for SD in any of the above brands. Many years ago I carried 200 gr. Lawman (dubbed the flying ashtray) but can't remember the last time I saw a box of them for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I believe that your training and practice with the firearm, along with knowing that your firearm can 'effectively eat' the ammo you have chosen (any brand or weight that has been proven for your weapon) is far more important than if you should select 230 gr over 185 gr, or Hydra Shok over Speer Gold Dot. OMO
    IMO you should take this advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I believe that your training and practice with the firearm, along with knowing that your firearm can 'effectively eat' the ammo you have chosen (any brand or weight that has been proven for your weapon) is far more important than if you should select 230 gr over 185 gr, or Hydra Shok over Speer Gold Dot. OMO

    Wisely spoken.

    My choice is a premium JHP from a major ammunition manufacturer that is 100% reliable and acceptibly accurate in my pistols in my hands.

    After that, I prefer heavier bullets to lighter; 230 and 200 grain, respectively, in .45. I also prefer +P, but not in all of my pistols.
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