20rds - 45 ACP Hornady Custom 230gr. +P XTP HP Ammo


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Hornady Ammunition 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) Ammo Details

45 ACP Hornady Custom 230 Grain +P XTP HP Ammo – 20 Rounds

Founded as a simple, two-man operation in 1949, Hornady’s focus on innovation, quality, and performance has allowed the company to become a world-leader in the ammo industry. With excellent terminal performance and superior accuracy, Hornady’s Custom ammo is manufactured to give discerning shooters the advantage of hand-loaded precision in a factory load.

This package contains 20 rounds of Hornady Custom .45 ACP ammunition. Each round is loaded with a 230 grain Hornady XTP (eXtreme Terminal Performance) hollow point projectile. Featuring a swaged core surrounded by a gilding metal jacket, XTP projectiles are designed to ensure proper feeding in modern semi-automatic weapons. XTP projectiles also feature precise, symmetrical serrations, strategically placed to weaken the jacket and initiate controlled expansion even at low velocities.

Delivering incredible accuracy, and the deep, terminal penetration necessary for one-shot effectiveness, these rounds are the top-of-the-line in self-defense ammunition.

These +P overpressure loads produce a muzzle velocity of 950 feet per second and a muzzle energy of 461 foot pounds. These rounds are non-corrosive, Boxer primed, and feature reliable, clean-burning propellants, and reloadable brass casings.

Ballistic Gel Testing


As you hunt for the best self-defense 45 ACP (Auto) ammo, we thought you might enjoy seeing the results of some testing we recently conducted with calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin.

We shot five of these Hornady Ammunition rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a Ruger SR45. The results are detailed in the video you see above as well as the photographs. Through the charts, you should get a great idea how this Hornady Ammunition ammo stacked up relative to other 45 ACP (Auto) ammo products available to American shooters.

To get a better sense of our tests, be sure to check out all the protocols we followed when conducting our tests to determine the best self-defense ammo.

Gel test results for Hornady Ammunition 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 45 ACP Hornady Custom 230gr. +P XTP HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds - 45 ACP Hornady Custom 230gr. +P XTP HP Ammo

How do the results for this Hornady Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) compare to other 45 ACP?

20rds - 45 ACP Hornady Custom 230gr. +P XTP HP Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 17 17 17.9 20.3 24.5
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.45 0.53 0.59 0.62 0.63
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 228.2 228.9 228.9 229.1 229.2
Bullet Velocity (fps) 894 895 908 914 915
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  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Carmin Taylor

    I have carried it for years in my duty guns
    Has always worked great and functioned flawlessly.

  • ☆☆☆☆☆

    posted on by Keithcathyjo@gmail.com

    The Hornady custom 45 AUTO + P 230 gr XTP delivers as advertised, its accurate, reliable, affordable and cycles flawlessly, if your life depends on using your weapon use this ammunition, it's that simple. Be prepared.

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