Don't rely on your friend for loading data - you did the right thing by checking out a reloading manual. (Actually, I recommend checking out more than one - or cross checking the one you have with the powder manufacturer's on-line data - as multiple sources are unlikely to have the same misprint.)
For .45 ACP, my "standard" load is a 230 grain cast bullet on top of 4.8 grains of 700-X powder. This essentially duplicates ball ammo (albeit with a cast, not jacketed, bullet) and is cheap, clean, accurate, and reliable.
My "target" loads for paper punching consist of a 200 grain cast SWC on top of 3.5 grains of Bullseye, which clocks at a mild 650 ft/sec. Upping the charge to 4.2 grains adds about 100 ft/sec to the velocity.
Original CHL: 2000: 56 day turnaround
1st renewal, 2004: 34 days
2nd renewal, 2008: 81 days
3rd renewal, 2013: 12 days