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Here we go again with the discussion of firearms, ammunition and personal protection. It seems that we have this discussion every week. But because it is so important, I do not feel too bad about it. Normally, this discussion involves home defense, which begs at least a passing mention of shotguns. Today, we are focused primarily on personal protection and self-defense, which makes it much more acceptable for pistols to enter the fray. And enter the fray they will.

Now, you never want to run into a situation with gun blazing. That will inevitably land you in a heap of trouble. But sometimes you might have to rely on a pistol to save your life. If you plan on carrying a pistol, you better make sure you are properly prepared. Among many other things, that means selecting ammunition that is appropriate for personal protection. Almost always, jacketed hollow points (JHP) are the most suitable choice. A hollow point is a bullet with a hollowed out tip that is designed to expand upon impact in order to maximize tissue damage and control penetration. That means enhanced stopping power and lowered risk of collateral damage. Those with a .45-caliber pistol need look no further than Winchester .45 ACP JHP ammunition for personal protection and their self-defense needs.

There are not too many brands more reliable than Winchester and there are not many bullets better suited for personal protection than Winchester .45 ACP JHP ammunition. Each box contains 50 rounds of 230gr jacketed hollow point bullets. It is perfect for any .45-caliber pistol.

The Winchester Repeating Arms Company was founded by Oliver Winchester in 1866. Since the company's inception, it has been a leading designer of innovative arms ammunition, responsible for some of the world's most popular cartridges, including the .50 BMG and the .308 Winchester. Today, we are only interested in Winchester .45 ACP jacketed hollow points.

Winchester .45 ACP JHP ammunition is a product from the Winchester "USA White Box" line. This product line has existed for years and is marked by its consistent high performance and outstanding value. It is sold by the box, each of which contains 50 cartridges. And though the box may be white, the product is more characteristic of gold. Winchester ammunition is manufactured in the United States by the Olin Corporation at the Winchester Centerfire Operations Facility in Oxford, Mississippi.

As noted, each box of Winchester .45 ACP JHP ammunition contains 50 non-corrosive, brass-cased cartridges. Each cartridge contains 230gr jacketed hollow point bullet, which provides for increased tissue damage and maximum stopping power. These bullets also feature muzzle velocities that have been observed at speeds of 880 fps. At 5 yards, a distance typical of self-defense, the velocity drops just 4 fps to 876 fps.

There are not many boxes of Winchester .45 ACP JHP ammunition left. And after I am through buying a few for my personal .45-caliber pistol, there will be even less. My advice is to pick up a few boxes while you still can. 

Jacketed Hollow Points and Self-Defense

As noted, a hollow point is a bullet with a hollowed out tip that is designed to expand upon impact in order to maximize tissue damage and control penetration. Because of these traits, they are a common choice for police and civilians looking to decrease the chance of bystanders being harmed. Hollow points have a much higher stopping power than full metal jacket bullets, making them an excellent choice for self-defense.

When a hollow point enters its target, the pressure created in the hollowed out tip forces it to expand, which leads to increased tissue damage and a greater likelihood that an attacker will be subdued. Additionally, the controlled penetration prevents collateral damage, making hollow points better suited for use in the home or in public.

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