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Old 03-27-2010, 10:53 PM
Jimineer Jimineer is offline
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1911 45 ACP Ammo- FMJ vs JHP




I forgot where I read this, probably a link to a gun article on another forum, and the author stated no need to shoot JHP in a 45 ACP and to stick with FMJ for which it was designed. Pretty much said no need for the JHP and that the FMJ is all you will ever need for SD.

Thoughts, Comments?

I'm new to 45 so don't really have an opinion. Just wondering what the experts here think about this.

Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:58 AM
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Latest debate, take a look here.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:52 PM
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In any self defense shooting, shot placement is criteria #1 for putting the bad guy down fast. Adequate penetration is #2. Everything else is an almost academic #3.

The light-fast versus big-slow debate will continue until truly effective electronic weapons are developed. Don't get crazy over it. Carry what you are comfortable with and have confidence in.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:42 PM
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You want fast, accurate hits. What you hit them with is a secondary concern.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:12 AM
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As Lone Wolf Gonzales, the old Texas Ranger, is reported to have said, when asked why he carried a .45, "Because they don't make a .46".

That was a long time ago. They make larger calibers now. The development of more effective defensive ammunition continues. And the debates continue.

Still, the .45 caliber 230-gr. FMJ starts out 27% wider and twice as heavy as the 9mm 115-grain bullet. The smaller caliber bullet will need to do some serious expanding to create an equal diameter wound channel as the larger one.

After two tours in Vietnam and 24 years as a working cop, having played with all kinds of ammunition and most calibers, I still find the 1911-style pistol loaded with 230-gr. ball ammo to be a very effective and dependable combination.

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