i was shooting the old 1911s the other day some remington 230 JHPs and some remington FMJ. pretty warm factory load with a bit more "boom" than the tula light loads.
the thing is the JHPs didn't expand much at all. in fact i'm not seeing a lot of expansion in the 230gr JHP 45s less i am running P+ .
im like thinking the big old 45 really don't have to expand anyway and i can save a few bucks by just getting the FMJs.
a 45 FMJ is bigger than an expanded 9mm and twice as heavy--so is it enough?
(i know the answer this is just for grins)