I think it would be interesting to know how many cast bullet shooters actually shoot cast bullets in their personal self defense handguns .I carry a 1911 .45 ACP as my personal self defense weapon. And yes, I do carry it loaded with handloads which contain 230gr. round nose cast bullets. My brother-in-law who is a very experienced re-loader, won't put his reloads in his .45.I see people buying high dollar ammo to put in their self defense handguns. I trust my hand loads to function and they do. If you have ever had the misfortune of having to fire on another person using a .45 ACP or witnessed the results of such, you will know what an old .45 hardball slug will do, and I expect a cast bullet will do even better. The army supposedly went to the 9mm because of recoil. We must be recruiting some troops that are a lot different from the ones, with which I served. I know that 9mm Ammo is much lighter, but I'm not carrying hundreds of rounds. I have people ask me why I carry an old antiquated .45. My answer is always the same. I say because I don't have a .50.(I stole that statement from another person but have been using it for decades
I wouldn't suggest using light target loads in your .45 for defense. If I have to shoot someone, I don't want to just tick him off, I want to put him down for keeps. I load with all of the velocity that I can get while still maintaining accuracy. And by the way, I've found very, very little loss in accuracy between my cast loads and the best jacketed bullets that I have fired. The only thing that I plan on changing is the next casting of bullets will be polymer coated. (See what a good influence that John has been on me, I can't let myself say powder coated anymore. Ha)
I don't know about cast bullets in some of the pop guns that are carried for defense purposes. I'm like most women that I have know over the years. They all say bigger is better. I probably shouldn't have said that OOOPS
I hope to hear from you who carry cast lead in the defense weapons and any other interesting information. PS-I load with Titegroup powder.
WHEN I STARTED THIS POST, I HAD NO IDEA THAT IT WOULD TAKE OFF ON THIS TANGENT. MY INTENTION WAS TO FIND OUT WHO USED CAST BULLETS IN THEIR DEFENSE HANDGUNS AND WHAT THESE GUNS WERE AND WHAT THEY LOADED THEM WITH. I AM WELL AWARE OF THE COURT CASE THAT HAS BEEN STATED SEVERAL TIMES. I AM A FREE AMERICAN AND HOPE TO STAY THAT WAY. I GUESS IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE AS TO WHAT STATE YOU LIVE IN AS TO YOUR OUTLOOK ON THINGS SUCH AS THIS. I HAD NO CONCERNS WHEN I STARTED LOADINNG DEFENSE WEAPONS WITH HAND LOADED CAST, AND STILL DON'T. BEING PROSECUTED BY A OVER ZELAOUS D.A. DOESN'T ENTER MY MIND IF I EVER HAVE TO FIRE ON SOMEONE, AND THE ONLY WAY I WOULD DO THAT IS IF THEY WERE TRYING TO DO HARM TO MY FAMILY, I CARE NOTHING ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF DOING SO WITH WHATEVER AMMO I USE .HOWEVER, IT DOES MAKE ME FEEL BETTER KNOWING THAT I LIVE IN A STATE WHERE EVERY COUNTY VOTED RED.
I'VE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE CHINESE VIRUS AND MY DOCTOR PUT ME ON A PRESCRIPTION OF CHLORAQUINACAN-ZINC-D3 AND VITAMIN C TRYING TO WARD IT OFF. THAT WAS THREE DAYS AGO AND I'M NOT FEELING TOO WELL AT THE MOMENT. MY GRAND DAUGHTER AND MY SON ARE BOTH ENDURING IT PRESENTLY. SO DEPENDING ON HOW I PROGRESS WILL AFFECT MY RESPONSES.
David a. Cogburn