50rds - 45 ACP Winchester Ranger Talon 230gr. +P HP Ammo

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

Winchester Ranger .45 ACP is one of the most in demand .45 rounds on the market- and for good reason. After all, it is nothing more than slightly modernized Black Talon ammo, but with a market friendly sounding name. This hard hitting ammo is famous for reliable penetration and destructive expansion, and consistent operation in a variety of .45's. This consistently hard to find ammo is perhaps one of the most advanced rounds you can acquire for your favorite 1911 or other .45 ACP handgun or carbine. Designed for the rigors of life and death law enforcement use, it is without a doubt one of the best choices the lawfully armed citizen can make for their carry ammo.

Note - these rounds are +P, meaning they are loaded to slightly higher pressure than a standard 9mm ammunition cartridge might be. Many shooters find +P desirable for it's increased velocity and potential performance but there a lot of firearm manufacturers who do not recommend shooting +P ammunition in your gun. Be sure you know you are comfortable with a +P round before purchasing this. For more, check out our post that's all about +p ammunition.

Pushing a 230 grain bullet at a blazing 990 feet per second, and generating 495 foot pounds of energy, this ammo comes in reloadable nickel plated brass cases, and is packed in generous 50 round boxes. While other premium .45 ammo is readily available, it does not live up to the same reputation for power and performance as Winchester Ranger T. Take advantage of this rare chance to acquire some Winchester Ranger ammo, and put some aside for when you might need it the most.

This product is for one box of Winchester's Ranger 45 ACP ammo. Want the entire 500 round case? Head here to find the bulk case package.
  • Manufacturer
    Winchester Ammunition
  • Condition
  • Bullet Weight
    230 Grain
  • Bullet Type
    Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
  • Use Type
    Self Defense
  • Casing Type
    Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Quantity
  • Ammo Caliber
    45 ACP (Auto)
  • Pressure
  • Manufacturer SKU
  • Primer Type
  • Muzzle Velocity
  • Muzzle Energy
  • Cost Per Round

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 Winchester 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 Winchester 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 Winchester Ammunition 230 Grain Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammo

Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison

Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 45 ACP Winchester Ranger Talon 230gr. +P HP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 50rds - 45 ACP Winchester Ranger Talon 230gr. +P HP Ammo

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

50rds - 45 ACP Winchester Ranger Talon 230gr. +P HP Ammo Gel Test Results
Bullet Depth (in.) 12.5 13 16.7 20 25.5
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.45 0.64 0.83 1.01 1.03
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 218 223.1 223.3 228.5 230
Bullet Velocity (fps) 917 982 989 992 998
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