This is a discussion on FMJ 45 ACP for Defense? within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Bad Bob Big FAST bullets are more betterer....... .45? Yes. .45-70? Yes, sir....
Not my first choice but then I have seen in first person what .45 ACP ball out of a 5" government issue 1911 does to the human body. IT will do the job if placed properly and applied in ample amounts.
Compare to .45 FN
45 ACP +P Ammo
230 gr. FMJ FN @ 950 fps/M.E. 461 ft lbs
From Buffalo Bore: 45ACP +P ammo is externally/dimensionally identical to 45 ACP ammo and can be fired in any 45 ACP firearm that is in normal operating condition. However, the greater pressures and power of the +P ammo will give you greater slide velocity and if you are going to shoot more than a box or two of +P ammo, you should consider replacing your recoil spring with a Wolf Spring that gives roughly 4 to 6 lbs more spring weight than factory stock springs. A shock buffer might also be a good addition although it is not too necessary if you use the stronger spring.
Last edited by Two Bears; January 30th, 2020 at 11:13 PM.
Shock buffers can actually prevent the full rearward travel of the slide, and cause BOB issues, or even cause frame cracking, especially in a already short action like an Officer model.
Also, I’m very hesitant to add spring weight just to shoot a +p load. People forget that the slide returns to battery after firing, and a heavier spring will cause the frame to take a beating on the other end as well.
Its best to just not dick with a 1911 that is running properly, and if you do, stay as close to OEM parameters as possible.
1911’s are pretty strong. If you can afford to put enough +p thru one to hurt it, you can certainly afford to buy another one.
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45 FMJ has that extra .1 of diameter that makes all the difference. 9mm FMJ for SD? Oh heck no, but 45 gets a pass cause of the magical .1
45 FMJ won't overpenetrate. Ugh, it penetrates 30'' of gel. People aint made out of gel, it don't overpenetrate people cause it don't, magic.
Even if it did overpenetrate, missed shots are worse, so then overpenetration doesn't count (matter). Rationalization at its best.
HP 45 ammo is available that expands from short barrels, but 45 FMJ is deemed good enough (that magical extra .1). Save a few bucks > carry better ammo
Police in the USA don't carry 45 FMJ - wait for it .... they aint the police.
When something is deemed "good enough" (45 FMJ for SD) forget using logic to defeat the emotion infused zombie.
I'm not inclined to disarm for a concert, game, (entertainment) and I ain't going on a plane or cruise.
"Wouldn't want to or Nobody volunteer to" get shot by _____ is not indicative of quickly incapacitating.
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Bullet placement is better...……..
I love the .45acp
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