.45 ACP Wilson Combat 200-grain XTP HP

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posted on May 3, 2011
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This is yet another Hornady XTP load from Wilson Combat. Much like some folks struggle trying to decide between a fast 115-grain and a slow 147-grain 9 mm load, .45 ACP shooters often toil with the choice between a 185- and 230-grain load. For the .45 ACP, 200-grain bullets are the compromise weight. Wilson Combat advertises this load as achieving 975 fps from a 5-inch barrel, but also suggests it is optimized for compacts—meaning the load will cycle and function in smaller .45 ACP handguns. The 200-grain load demonstrated typical Hornady XTP bullet performance with its deep penetration and moderate expansion. Interestingly, the terminal performance of this bullet is very similar to that of the 125-grain Barnes TAC-XP in DoubleTap's .40 S&W load.

Load MV (fps) PEN (inches) EXP (inches) RW (grains)
.45 ACP Wilson Combat 200-grain XTP HP 955 17.25 .59 184

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