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Posted: 9/18/2005 7:26:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 7:26:49 PM EDT by Fly-Navy]
I just picked up a new Springfield 1911 Milspec and I'm looking for some self-defense ammo for it. I currently use Winchester Ranger-T in my 9mm and my .40 pistols. I like the stuff. Between the 230gr and the 230gr +P, what would you recommend? Any other ammo makes you would recommend? Thanks guys.

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:27:17 PM EDT
Olin-Winchester 230 grain m1911 ball
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:29:14 PM EDT
Gold dots
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:30:56 PM EDT
Remington Golden Saber JHP.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:31:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 7:38:39 PM EDT by Mall-Ninja]
I'm using 230gr Federal Hydra-Shoks


The Winchester Ranger-Ts are one of the most potent rounds available for th .45. With a .45, +P isn't all that necessary.

Also good:
Speer Gold Dot
Remington Golden Saber


Whatever you pick, make sure to run a few boxes through to see if it functions properly. Just in case.......
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:32:31 PM EDT
230gr Speer GDHP
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:33:20 PM EDT
I have my 1911 loaded with Speer 230 Gr GDHP
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:33:25 PM EDT
I go with the cheap Wallmart Reminton 100 packs of JHP for about $23. Not the best defensive ammo, but I can afford to practise with it. Better that Ball though.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:37:58 PM EDT
I hope you are just looking for suggestions, here is mine.

Get several boxes of different brands maybe some cheaper and some higher end like Gold Dots, HydraShoks etc... Make sure anything you plan to use for self defense feeds very, very reliably.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:39:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 7:41:07 PM EDT by Fly-Navy]

Originally Posted By sum-rifle:
I hope you are just looking for suggestions, here is mine.

Get several boxes of different brands maybe some cheaper and some higher end like Gold Dots, HydraShoks etc... Make sure anything you plan to use for self defense feeds very, very reliably.



This whole process I know. I'm happy with Ranger-T in my other firearms, just wondering on the opinions of it in .45 and what other people carry. Curiosity. And I know 1911s are finicky with JHP, so I agree, might be a good idea to get multiple brands.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:40:27 PM EDT
9mm FMJ sabots

Speer Gold Dots. You may also try buying a box of Speer, Win Ranger, Federal Hydra, etc. and see which one feeds 100% reliably.

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:47:01 PM EDT
RBCD 90 grain .45acp - 2036 fps @ 828 ftlbs

I know I'll get flamed for this but I've done my own (fuck lab gelatin) quijanos/'OP' style testing with this stuff and I'm impressed. Its some hot shit
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:51:30 PM EDT
Double Tap 230 gr. GDHP or Federal HST2 230 gr HP's.......
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:52:38 PM EDT
Federal HST 230 grain. Expands to the .90+ caliber range.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:53:09 PM EDT
Is HST new, I don't think I've seen it.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:47:35 PM EDT
Round nose Speer TMJ's
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:57:38 PM EDT



And I know 1911s are finicky with JHP, so I agree, might be a good idea to get multiple brands.




Dont believe everything you hear or read. My SA 1911s will feed ANY JHP you can stick in there including the old 200gr speer "flying ashtray" load. If your 1911 wont feed something then yes you will need change ammo but you need to find out why it wont work like it should in the first place. Even my bone stock springer GI has run 100% right out of the box. I've fired LSWC, 185 and 200gr JHPs as well as my issued 230gr Ranger SXT JHP ammo.


Btw, I'm sure you can find some of the Ranger loads if you look hard enough
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:01:16 PM EDT
Damn I wish I could have a 1911
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:01:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
Btw, I'm sure you can find some of the Ranger loads if you look hard enough



Oh, I know where to find Ranger loads. No worries.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:01:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By quijanos:
RBCD 90 grain .45acp - 2036 fps @ 828 ftlbs

I know I'll get flamed for this but I've done my own (fuck lab gelatin) quijanos/'OP' style testing with this stuff and I'm impressed. Its some hot shit




Where do they sell this stuff?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:02:04 PM EDT




J/K. Winchester Ranger for carry, whatever cheap stuff for practice.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:02:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BigB1129:
Damn I wish I could have a 1911



What's stopping you? That model is very affordable, and the GI WWII model is even MORE affordable.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:06:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:07:26 PM EDT


www.handgunsmag.com/ammunition/winchester_ranger/

This is my agency issued ammo for .45acp

I never shot a bad guy with one but it made short work of a doe a couple years back.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:11:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:
Is HST new, I don't think I've seen it.



yep, its fairly new

i think that either its suppost to take on win ranger line and/or replace thier old hydra shok stuff--

i think ammoman has got some for sale, $50 for 25

i would use either the non +p rangers or GDHP
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:12:05 PM EDT
Aguila IQ 117gr Fragmenting Hollow Point is what I use in my Colt series 70.

www.firearmstactical.com/tacticalbriefs/volume3/number2/article2.htm
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:13:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:

Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:
Is HST new, I don't think I've seen it.



yep, its fairly new

i think that either its suppost to take on win ranger line and/or replace thier old hydra shok stuff--

i think ammoman has got some for sale, $50 for 25

i would use either the non +p rangers or GDHP



I'll stick to $22/50 for Ranger-T.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:17:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:25:43 PM EDT
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