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Finally! A .45 ACP load that works.



  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,183 Senior Member
    3 Gun Comparison

    (L to R: G41/1911/G36)

    Undoubtedly, the best .45 ACP load I’ve ever tested. 
    I have a new found respect for the Speer Gold Dot. I think I need more calibers.  
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 12,646 Senior Member
    Great test and results
    Love that 1911
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • SpkSpk Posts: 4,797 Senior Member
    Outstanding results from all three. Definitely, not something you wanna get spanked with.
    A 3+" group at 25 yards with the G36 is adequate for a conceal carry gun. The old battered full size military 1911's back in the day were barely capable of about 3" groups at 25 yards and they were what we depended on.
    Today we expect so much more but a 3" group will still get you a hit roughly centermass if you do your part.
    Love those results 😍 Thx
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
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  • jbohiojbohio Posts: 5,617 Senior Member
    Great test!  I may have to try those.  Currently, I'm in love with XTPs.    
    I know I carry and shoot 185s....can't remember if I load HPs.
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