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Old 06-12-2006, 05:51 PM   #1
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Short Barrel .45 ACP?

Just got thru breaking in a new Kahr KP45, it has the 3.54" barrel. Any suggestions for a defensive ammo for this short barrel.

So far it has been very reliable/accurate thru about 400 rounds of 230 gr CCI Blazer.

I have ordered the new 160 gr DPX from Corbon, but they say a month before they are available. I need something to shoot 'til then. Leaning to Remington Gold Saber 185gr.

How much velocity loss should be expected from a 5" barrel that most manufacturers test ammo.
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:51 PM   #2
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When I had an Officers model it liked 230 grain stuff best. The lighter stuff had slower burning powder loads that did not get the most out of the short barrel.
Old 06-12-2006, 07:19 PM   #3
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Hello. I tried some of the Compact .45 DPX a while back: ... %20DPX.htm

Old 06-13-2006, 03:37 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Stephen A. Camp
Hello. I tried some of the Compact .45 DPX a while back: ... %20DPX.htm

Now if Corbon will ust get the 160 DPX in stock and available!

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