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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Girevik61, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Girevik61

    Girevik61

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    Does a .45ACP perform well out of that short barrel ?
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Mine shot 230gr Speer Gold Dots like a laser!
    Groupings were consistantly 1.5" or less at 10-15m
     

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    Take about 35fps/inch off the velocity ratings shot with a 5" barrel. So, you lose about 50-60fps. The guy on the receiving end isn't going to notice. Or, if you're really concerned about it and you can handle the additional recoil, you could go to a +p load. For example, comparing HST 230 gr loads, there is 60fps difference between standard and +p (at the muzzle of a 5" barrel).
     
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    I'm concerned about the short barrel canceling out the power of the .45ACP
    That would defeat the purpose of shooting the .45 ACP
     
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    Don't worry, the length does not detract that much from the velocity of the slow 45 round.
     
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    How about all of those black powder loads in 45 colt in the early days. Seems to have done a fair job with lead at low velocities.
     
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    beforeobamabans FYPM

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    What exactly is your concern? I just showed you how you can offset the minor reduction in velocity.
     
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    It drag racing there is a saying, "There's no substitute for cubic inches"
    I think that applies here and aslo explains a great deal.
     
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    I believe it's...

    "There's no replacement for displacement"
     
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    A 38SPL out of a 2" snubbie will kill a man pretty well. I'm not overly concerned about the short barrel on mine. Buy some 200gr +P Gold Dots or 230gr Short Barrel Gold Dots. It'll be fine
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    :rofl:

    Must be a Florida vs Kansas thing! :rofl:
     
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    It's funny that you say that because I live in Kansas, but I'm from Florida.
     
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    I've lived in Florida for 15 of the last 18 years,
    origionally from Illinois.
     
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    My hometown is Bradenton Florida. I miss it this time of year. :crying:
     
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    DaYUmn nice racetrack there! :thumbsup:
    I spent '96 to late '05 in Tampa/Clearwater.

    I'm now in,........Miami! :faint: