Solid Defense X Barnes 185 gr. HP +P .45 acp rounds

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Support Gunner, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. I have recently came across a thread about the .45 acp Solid Defense X (SDX) Barnes 185 gr HP +P being the best .45 HP round out there: http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=312456

    http://store.chencustom.com/45_ACP_SOLID_DEFENSE_X_SDX_Barnes_185_gr_HP_P_s/78.htm

    Do any of you out have any experience with the round? I know it is on the pricey side but can you really put a price on your life? ;) Would this be a good choice for a reliable self defense round? I really like the Winchester 230 gr FMJ round but there are a lot of conflict whether its a good self defense round or not.

    I know it will cost a lot to see if it will function flawlessly with my glock 21 (putting a couple hundred rounds thew it) but other then that it will just be loaded in my mags on stand by for HD.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. baccusboy

    baccusboy New Member

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    The only thing I've heard about the all-copper Barnes X bullets that is negative is that they have a tendency to yaw and veer off-course once contacting a barrier. Yes, they do penetrate barriers well, but do not seem to continue on a straight path after doing so, in the cases I've seen. I believe Dr. Gary Roberts had a tidbit mention of this, and said they merit further testing. Overall, they are considered to be an awesome bullet. Personally I like 230gr. bullets, but will give these more consideration after more street info comes out. I have heard that they are a bit on the low-recoil side, which I am a fan of when possible.
     

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    baccusboy New Member

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