posted on May, 19 2004 @ 05:50 PM
I am a big fan of the move to lead-free ammunition, bullets and primers, and I hope the movement catches on. The new Taurus product seems to be
another step in the right direction along with Remington, CCI, Speer, and Precision's offerings. Copper is going to be cheaper than bismuth,
My big beef with most +P .45 duty/self-defense ammo has been muzzle flash. The Remington Golder Sabre is a great round but has a monster fireball out
of my full-sized pistols. The lack of noticable flash is one of the things that sold me on the Winchesters. Also, the SXT is 230gr like the FMJ I buy
as practice ammo.
I have come to the conclusion that all good duty .45 ammunition is going to be outrageously expensive and have come to accept it. I have always shot
more out of my own pocket than I did when the company or county was buying me ammo, anyway. They never spent enough!
Certainly, I hope that manufacturers keep putting money into research and development. I don't see this as a "gizmo," nor am I rushing out to stock
up on it as the ultimate weapon. I see it for what it is: an interesting development in ammunition tech.