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45 ACP self defense loads?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by GoonGlock21, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. GoonGlock21

    GoonGlock21

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    Im looking for the best self defense loads for my g21, im not so worried about the cost as these will only be for carring and sparly shot. im more concerned with reliabilty and the putem down factor.
    Thanx Goon
     

  2. I've always been partial to the Remington Golden Sabers in .45 acp. They feed in most of my 1911s even if other JHP won't.
     
  3. GunQuest

    GunQuest NRA Member

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    Federal HST 230 gr
     
  4. Commander Keen

    Commander Keen

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    Personal preferences of mine are 230 gr Speer Gold Dots, and 185 gr+p Cor•Bon DPX loads. To each his own though.
    Also, let the ammo war begin!
     
  5. hambone33

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    185gr gold dot pushed +p
     
  6. MarcoPolo

    MarcoPolo

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    Another vote for SGD 230gr

    If reliability is a concern (and is should be THE concern in a carry round) make sure you run at least a box of these through your Glock to ensure it feeds well. (That's a minimum, I'd recommend more rounds in other platforms, but the Glock tends to feed extremely reliably).

    Just my .02
     
  7. nickoglock1

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    this +10000
     
  8. AK47Man

    AK47Man Expert Marksman

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    Ranger 230gr +P T or SXT. Federal 230gr +P HST. Like them both and they both shoot excellent out of my G21SF and G30.
     
  9. crash_gsxr750

    crash_gsxr750 Arrows first

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    230 grain
    Fed HST's
    Speer Gold Dot

    either way its a big ole chunk, i did have a HST open to 1" dia in water though, WOW its big
     
  10. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    The Remington Golden Sabers are the most reliably feeding 45 ACP JHP's. The FBI seems to like them in 45 ACP too.
     
  11. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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  12. bluejdixon

    bluejdixon Ammo Hoarder

    Caliber Corner
    Caliber Corner is a forum for the discussion of all of the various types of ammunition out there. If you have a question about the merits of a particular brand/type of ammo, this is the place to post it.
     
  13. SIGShooter

    SIGShooter Hucklebucks

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    Technically, you are right. However, it is a GLOCK specific question.

    So, posting here in the GENERAL GLOCKING forum is a good place for it.

    You should probably answer that phone...:wavey:

    OP:

    Winchester Ranger 230 Gr. T-Series
    Winchester Ranger 230 Gr. Bonded
    Hornady TAP CQ 230 Gr.
    Winchester White Box 230 Gr. FMJ

    Those are my choices.
     
  14. if I can find some HST in 45 acp around here that would be my first choice. 230 gr golden sabers will do for now. the saber is a sexy round :)
     
  15. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Federal tactical HST 230 +P
     
  16. bluejdixon

    bluejdixon Ammo Hoarder

    If his question is for reliability in his Glock 21, it can only be answered by testing his firearm with a variety of ammunition recommended here.

    The question now becomes ammunition reliability and ballistics, which would be better suited in the Caliber Corner forum.

    I was not posting because I felt the need to be condescending. I was posting to make him aware of this sub forum, being that he has 6 posts and could be new. I apologize if this was how you took it.
     
  17. "Cold Dead Hands" !

    "Cold Dead Hands" !

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  18. HWA GLOCKER

    HWA GLOCKER

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    230gr HST's all day :wow:
     

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  19. Discobobby

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    Where are you guys finding Federal HSTs? All the usual places are sold out. :(