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Old 10-17-2012, 05:00 PM
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Hey fellas, Just wondering what ammo you guys are using for home defense? I still have a dozen Black Talons left from a few years ago before they got banned. I'm just hearing opinions on rounds. This is my .45 Kimber Custom Stainless II. I use Wilson Combat clips and love them.
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I have no personal evidence to back this up, but, I heard that hollow points tend to jam in 1911s. I have a mag of Corbon Powr-ball in my Kimber.
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Never had a jam or misfeed related to a hollow point in my 1911. That being said, Corbon makes some really nice rounds.

First step in my home defense is the same as yours, but times two: Rottweiler. Beautiful dog, by the way. After that, it's either .40 or .45. That'll be upgraded in 2013 to 12 gauge, which IMO is the only way to go for a house gun.
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I have no personal evidence to back this up, but, I heard that hollow points tend to jam in 1911s. I have a mag of Corbon Powr-ball in my Kimber.
I never really heard anything about them jamming with hollows either. I have been hearing a lot of satisfied people using Corbon. MAy have to check them out.
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Never had a jam or misfeed related to a hollow point in my 1911. That being said, Corbon makes some really nice rounds.

First step in my home defense is the same as yours, but times two: Rottweiler. Beautiful dog, by the way. After that, it's either .40 or .45. That'll be upgraded in 2013 to 12 gauge, which IMO is the only way to go for a house gun.
Thanks Snake, They're great dogs and He's my only true buddy in this world... You know, My wife is trying to talk me into getting a 12 gauge Defender as well. I think she just wants it and is trying to convince me that I need it. HA HA!
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Even in an extremity shot.. The .45 is more than enough to spin them around/knock them down.. I wouldn't waste money on hollow points or any other specialty round... For a .45... Find the ammo that works and go out to a range and fire the thing... Practice, practice, practice...

For home defense there is no substitute for a shotgun... Mossberg 500 12ga is cheap and reliable. Shot over 500 shells through mine and have yet to have an issue.
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I wouldn't waste money on hollow points or any other specialty round..
Yeah, I would go ahead and completely ignore this.

A hollow point or specialty round, whatever that is, is what's going to kill the bad guy, and the transfer of energy will hopefully be enough that the bullet stays in his chest. Anything other than a self defense round or a soft lead bullet will simply put .45 caliber holes right through him, and send the bullet zipping off through walls, doors, and potentially family members.

This is my .45. I use Chip McCormick mags loaded with Hornady XTPs.

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For home defense there is no substitute for a shotgun... Mossberg 500 12ga is cheap and reliable. Shot over 500 shells through mine and have yet to have an issue.
I'm sure I'll be getting a 12 ga in the near future. Santa Claus may even bring it for the wife...
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Yeah, I would go ahead and completely ignore this.

A hollow point or specialty round, whatever that is, is what's going to kill the bad guy, and the transfer of energy will hopefully be enough that the bullet stays in his chest. Anything other than a self defense round or a soft lead bullet will simply put .45 caliber holes right through him, and send the bullet zipping off through walls, doors, and potentially family members.
Yeah, whatever I get will definitely be hollow points. I don't want to have any questions if one shot will suffice or if they're going to need multiple shots pumped into them.
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my 1911 is by far my favorite pistol. ive shot about every ammo out there in it, never had a jam or fail to fire.

home defense and carry round - Hornady Critical Defense. guaranteed to expand on impact no matter what. hollow points are known to get clogged and not expand fully if they go through much clothing or other material, but the Critical Defense wont. if a hollow point jams up with clothing or whatever and doesnt expand, it could turn into basically a FMJ and keep right on trucking, especially in a high powered pistol, such as a 45.

check them out sometime. carrying a FMJ or soft lead tip is a bad idea in self defense scenarios. you want the bullet to enter the perp and STOP. collateral damage from a stray bullet that passes through completely could land you in court/jail quick if it hits someone else or someones property.
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