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|Bullet Weight||230 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.45 ACP (Auto)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||950|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||461|
After firing five rounds of Hornady 230 gr XTP +P from a Kahr CW45 into synthetic ballistic gelatin from 10 feet away through four layers of fabric to simulate clothing, we then measured the expansion and penetration of the bullets for this .45 ACP (Auto) load, which you can see in the chart below.
The photos below provide a detailed view of the the expanded bullets that were recovered from the gelatin. The high speed video shows the first of our five shots as it entered the gel.
Finally, if you'd like to see how this Hornady load compares to other .45 ACP (Auto) loads, check out the diagrams at the bottom of the page. Want to know more about our ballistic gelatin testing and self-defense ammo? Check out Lucky Gunner Labs for more information.
|45 ACP - 230 gr +P JHP - XTP - Hornady - 20 Rounds|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||17.4||17.7||18.4||19.2||20.1|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.59||0.59||0.59||0.61||0.62|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||229.7||229.8||229.9||230.2||230.2|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||881||890||898||900||972|
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Good peronal defense ammo
My everyday carry is a 3.5" 1911 clone bu Springfield Armory. Short barreled 1911 clones can be picky about chambering and feeding self defense rounds. Tried some of these this year when I changed out my carry rounds and found that they chamber well, cycle great and, with the extra power, I never have to worry about the weapon cycling properly. I believe I like them better than the Hornady Critical Defense Rounds I used to use. And they seem to be much easier to find.
Solid round, but not the winner of my JHP trials
I picked up a box of the XTPs to continue my JHP trials in the HK45. I would say that the round was definitely acceptable, but the accuracy was not as good as my two current favorites - #1 Federal HST LEs, #2 - Remington Golden Sabers.
I think this is a plenty good round, but for me, the two I mentioned above are more accurate and are slightly cheaper.
Full Duty Power.
Just bought another case as I have used this before, my personal favorite. This is not the down-loaded powder type that is only good for the range and it feeds well. This is the GOOD STUFF. (make sure your firearm is +P rated)
If there is a way to improve the service of LuckyGunner... I can't think of it.
Hope I never have to use the rounds. Purchased as primary self-defense ammo.
Bought 12 boxes, in testing a box I have convidence this ammo will provided the needed stopping power, providing my aim is true.
This is yet just another positive experience dealing with LuckyGunner.com
You're reviewing: 45 ACP - 230 gr +P JHP - XTP - Hornady - 20 Rounds
Posted On: 6/8/2019 By: Kelly
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