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anyone have a powder puff load??

Discussion in 'The Bull Dawgs Club' started by Cappi, May 21, 2010.

  1. Cappi


    Jun 23, 2009
    anyone have a cream puff load?
    After years of inviting the Little Woman to shoot with us, and her ALWAYS declining
    ...she decided to join us on the back forty this week ...:milestone:

    some basic training with an airsoft pistol on safety, hold, sight and trigger fundamentals and off we went

    Problem is, I have no small caliber handguns.
    Even though she shot my 45's and was delighted with her ability to hit what she was aiming at, I know she'll enjoy shooting more with a less hefty blast and recoil.
    a 22cal pistol is in the near future.

    However, I do want her to practice regularly with the Glock as well.

    What I'm looking for is the lightest load that will reliably cycle the slide.
    I'm hoping someone has loaded low enough to give me a starting point to save some trial and error.

    The lightest bullets I have on hand are 185gr.
    Choice of powders I have on hand;
    WIN 231
    Power Pistol
    WIN 296

    If you have a cream puff using another powder/bullet combo, that would be welcome as well


  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Try a 200-gr FMJ over 4.0-gr of Titegroup.:cool:

  3. Mwinter

    Mwinter I'm MilkMan Dan

    Oct 26, 2001
    I don't reload .45 any longer.....however I do have some fave light factory loads:
    185gr Winchester Whitebox, 185gr Hornady XTP, and the 160gr CorBon DPX all feel really 'soft' to me. Normal 230gr ball is unpleasant for me for plinking/target shooting in many .45s.
  4. BOGE

    BOGE Millennium Member

    Mar 21, 1999
    Danny, he said cream puff & not mouse fart load!! :supergrin:

  5. Cappi


    Jun 23, 2009
    thanks Danny.
    I'll give that a shot (pun intended)

    Thanks Mwinter.
    I have some WWB 185's
    but i really do want a "mouse fart" load