What 45 caliber ammo for Defense

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    What 45 caliber ammo for Defense

    (1) Federal HST-230+p
    (2) DoubleTap 185+p
    (3) DoubleTap 200+p
    (4) Corbon DPX 185+p
    (5) Speer Gold Dot 230
    (6) Corbon 230+p

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    I'm a fan of the Remington Golden Saber actually. Out of the stash, it's what I carry most.

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    American made: "Pow'RBall .45 Auto+P165gr.

    However, I have begun to think that you have to match the ammo with the gun. There must be a source, somewhere, of most handguns that cross references to the optimum SD & practice ammo. Does any one know where this info. might be located?
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    I'm not picky...anything in 230gr+P....My current stash is Federal HST's
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    .45ACP

    Winchester Ranger-T 230gr JHP (RA45T)
    Winchester Ranger-T 230gr JHP +P (RA45TP)
    Federal Tactical 230gr JHP (LE45T1)
    Federal HST 230gr +P JHP (P45HST1)
    Federal HST 230gr JHP (P45HST2)
    Speer Gold Dot 230 gr JHP (23966)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-O-Matic View Post
    (1) Federal HST-230+p
    (2) DoubleTap 185+p
    (3) DoubleTap 200+p
    (4) Corbon DPX 185+p
    (5) Speer Gold Dot 230
    (6) Corbon 230+p

    Which ones have you shot through your pistol to confirm it likes it?

    If you're going to try one to see if it works in your pistol, I'd start with the HST, then the Cor-Bon 230, then Gold Dot, and finally DPX. Double Tap ammo has been shown not to live up to what it claims on it's website, which makes me a bit dubious about their product across the board...
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    Buffalo Bore +P Speer Gold Dots.
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    As to what I carry most of the time, Federal HST 230gr, and PMC 230gr.
    Ive tried a few others, and only one +P type. I dont actually like +P ammo.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    after trying out most of the popular loads, i ended up with remington's golden saber as what i carry in my G36. No detailed reason why just what i felt when i shot a few rounds. I'm sure most the defense rounds out there do the job right, just gotta find what feels right and works best in your gun

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    Remington Golden Sabre 230gr (+P and standard load)
    Federal HST 230gr
    Remington Golden Sabre 185gr (+P and standard load)
    Federal Hydra-Shock 230gr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-O-Matic View Post
    (1) Federal HST-230+p
    (2) DoubleTap 185+p
    (3) DoubleTap 200+p
    (4) Corbon DPX 185+p
    (5) Speer Gold Dot 230
    (6) Corbon 230+p
    All of those are worthy, quite frankly, but I carry the same off duty as on duty, Speer Gold Dot....
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    (1) Corbon DPX 185+p
    (2) Speer Gold Dot 230
    Use the corbon in the winter, better penatration for extra clothing. Fed HST is also good. Don't care for Double Tap.
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    I carry Gold Dot 230g.

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    Any of these that shoot reliably for you:
    (1) Federal HST-230+p
    (2) DoubleTap 185+p
    (3) DoubleTap 200+p
    (4) Corbon DPX 185+p
    (5) Speer Gold Dot 230
    (6) Corbon 230+p

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    I have Federal HST mostly, I also have a few TAP rounds.
    Both seem to work well enough during practice.

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