My Two Cents Worth
While the late Col. Jeff Cooper highly recommended the Super Vel 185 grain jacketed hollow point, nicknamed "the flying ashtray" for "social work", I am not a fan. The standard 230 grain GI hardball load (with no expansion at all) has been a legendary one shot manstopper for over 100 years. It leaves a 1/2" hole clean through any attacker. If you use a hollow point and get ANY EXPANSION
, the results improve even more impressive.
You don't mess with a legend!! I use Winchester Supreme PDX1 230 grain jacketed hollow points as my .45 ACP carry load. I have used it on whitetail deer with devastating effect: 1/2" entrance wounds and a 1 1/2" exit wounds. Three deer taken with my Kimber. Three one shot kills!! I ain't arguing with that!!