I have shot that load plenty through my Commander, it works fine in my opinion. I certainly wouldn't want to be the impact zone for one!
Sir,Anyone know the ballistics on the Hydra Shok 165-grain bullet? Personally I'd prefer a heavier bullet, but I have two or three boxes of the stuff on hand, and it functions well in my guns.
Jim: I like WW's Ranger Talon 230 gr as well. It's harder to find in non-LEO circles, but it can be found without breaking any laws in most states. According to tests I've reviewed it is a superb performer. I am convinced that the 230 gr Gold Dot HP is equally potent, and the 185 gr GDHP only slightly less so. I am less impressed with the terminal ballistic performance of any 165 gr JHP offering out there with the possible exception of the solid copper HP bullet from Cor-Bon.The Ranger 230 is my duty load and favorite 45 load period. Suppose to have good balistics and I like the smaller HP with a harder rim that doesn't collapse like the GDs.