powerboatr wrote:I have 125 or so 185 grn 45acp wad cutters full metal jacket bullets.
Are you meaning semi-wadcutters? Actual Wadcutters are more typically used in revolvers since they do not feed well in semi-auto's.
As far as personal defense goes, lead semiwadcutters were a pretty good hunting bullet back in Elmer Keith times, so they would also hurt a human.
But just like the revolution in hunting rifle bullets that has occurred in the last 30 years, the new jacketed hollow point pistol bullets are far superior to the old lead semi-wadcutters for self defense purposes. If I was loading my own, I'd load Speer Gold Dot Bullets 45 ACP Short Barrel (451 Diameter) 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point Box of 100
Personally, I use commercial ammo for self defense daily carry, but I reload everything else I shoot.
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