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Aguila makes that aluminum (or, whatever) bullet, a hollow point of ~115 grain in a .45 acp.
Has anyone tried it?
I was thinking of tracking down a few boxes for my AR in .45, but not sure how it'd perform out of a 16" barrel.
I'll probably stick with 230 sub-sonics, since they're queit.
 

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Hello. I've fired it out of a 5" bbl'd 1911 and cannot find the velocity notes, but think it was around 1500 ft/sec.

The light-for-caliber bullet fragmented reliably into 3 pieces in all types of test media that I had at the time which was water and wetpack.

Recoil was minimal; kind of like firing a .38 Super from the 1911, but muzzle blast was fierce! There was also one heck of a flash visible, even in daylight!

Accuracy was OK, but not nothing special. It would group about as well as ball did in this particular gun.

Best.
 
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The Aguila High Power personal defense round was introduced in 1998 as a part of a bid for a Mexican police contract. The .45acp loading uses a 117gr cast aluminum bullet loaded in a brass or nickel casing depending on lot number. The bullet is precast into three sections and averages 6-7" inches of penetration in gelatin, it should be noted that the sections are oblong and it causes each fragment to travel in an outward wound pattern.
The bullet is a non-sump design and as such is a particuarly poor choice against obstructions.
 

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Hi folks. This is mi first post in this forum, and is also the first time i heard in the net about the Aguila amunnition. I happenned to shoot two box of them in mi Glock 30, and they didn't seem to be nothing extraordinary. I want to carry in mi 45 the most powerful ammo available, and here in mi country is sometimes very dificult to obtain certain brands. I only read a report in the Gun World magazine by Ed Sanow. He like the ammo but i don't remember anymore. Do you have any actual record abolut it?
 
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You should be able to order the Aguila High Power at Armeria Geviar En Perito Moreno 679 - Local 9, telephone (02972) 422-802. I have purchased ammo from them while in the area.
I come to your area on average once per year and have found them to be fair to deal with.
 

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David: thanks for the information. I know the armory, but i think you are refering to the one that is in Patagonia. There is another here in Buenos Aires, where i live. I am happy that you come to mi country. It seems that you like it.
 
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