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    Best 45acp Round for Duty

    I am carrying a HK45 and would appreciate ammo recommendations. The barrel length is 4.5 inch and it should not be ammo sensitive to non 230 grain bullets. I will be in location where perps will typically be doped up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FZR600KID View Post
    I am carrying a HK45 and would appreciate ammo recommendations. The barrel length is 4.5 inch and it should not be ammo sensitive to non 230 grain bullets. I will be in location where perps will typically be doped up.
    Not sure what you mean by this but I would consider Federal HST 230gr in standard pressure (890 fps) or their +P configuration (950 fps), or the Speer Gold Dot 230gr. Either one of these loads should serve you just fine.

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    Tests show that Remington Golden Saber is good, too.

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    I was under the impression that rounds with less than a rounder profile due not feed as well in 1911s. I am also curious as to the lighter 165gr and 185gr bullet weights. Federal HST +P was the number 1 ammo recommended when I researched.

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    By polishing the feed-ramp area and the barrel hood, a 1911 can be made to feed any hollow-point round.
    Both of my competition 1911s will feed empty cases! A good gunsmith can accomplish wonders.

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    The HK should eat anything you feed it with no problems, but always put at least 50-100 rounds thru it to be sure. Personally, I stay away from +P ammo. I'm a big fan of the HST round. If you're set on +P, try the Winchester Ranger. I do concur with Steve on polishing the ramp and hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FZR600KID View Post
    I was under the impression that rounds with less than a rounder profile due not feed as well in 1911s. I am also curious as to the lighter 165gr and 185gr bullet weights. Federal HST +P was the number 1 ammo recommended when I researched.
    Ok, I'll play, what does ammo choices for your HK45 have to do with 1911s?

    FWIW, the whole "1911s are ammo fussy" thing is way overstated. The only ammo I've difficulty with were some of my early reloads (self inflicted difficulties.) That said, you won't know without testing it.
    Most HP ammo has been designed to feed well. Look at most modern HP ammo, it's darned near RN in profile.
    In answer to the original question, Have a look at Winchester Ranger line. High quality but still not priced like it's gold plated.

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