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Old 01-14-2014, 11:19 PM   #1
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Hello, I just bought a Kimber Ultra Raptor II, it will be my new carry gun, I was wondering what personal defence ammo you guys are using?
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Welcome and congrats on your new raptor. hornady critical defense is my choice.
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Hornady Critical Duty .45 in a full size 1911

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Old 01-15-2014, 06:31 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois narsnarf. I use Win Ranger T 230 gr. Why, because of all the defense loads I tested in my Super Carry Pro that is the one that gave me the best performance. In all honesty we can't tell you which load is the best one for your gun, all we can do is suggest loads for you to try. You have to do your homework, test the various loads and determine for yourself which one works best in your gun.
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois narsnarf. I use Win Ranger T 230 gr. Why, because of all the defense loads I tested in my Super Carry Pro that is the one that gave me the best performance. In all honesty we can't tell you which load is the best one for your gun, all we can do is suggest loads for you to try. You have to do your homework, test the various loads and determine for yourself which one works best in your gun.
Good advise. Your life may depend on your ammo choice. You need to do your homework and test various brands and chose what fits your situation best. IMO
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:08 AM   #6
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Welcome from Las Vegas! I have used all of the above, right now I am using Speer Gold dot 230. I buy what ever is in stock and have no preference! There all good and go bang. I don't think the receving end would have a request of what not to use!
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Hornady critical defense 230 and critical duty plus P
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:05 PM   #8
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I use Federal Hydra Shok 230 JHP.
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since we are on the subject of defense ammo has anyone tried the new Federal guard Dog? I have been using Hornady critical Defense.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:23 PM   #10
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I use Winchester FMJ ball 230 Gr. However there is a great article on Hornady's web site explaining the difference between Critical defense and Critical Duty.
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