.45 ACP Remington 185-grain JHP

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posted on July 12, 2011
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This standard velocity .45 ACP load is all that remains of what was once, in my opinion, one of the best ever .45-caliber options for personal protection. Remington used to offer this same 185-grain JHP bullet in a +P load pushed to 1,100 fps. This sub-1,000 fps load out-penetrates the old +P load, but wound cavities are much less pronounced. Still, this is an easy-to-shoot alternative and it would not be a bad choice for aluminum-framed 1911s or other lightweight pistols.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW(grains)
.45 ACP Remington 185-grain JHP 980 12.00 0.67 137

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