The Virginian· Registered
If I had to choose between the Taurus tracker in .45 ACP or .45 Colt (long is slang, no such round), and I didn't reload, I would have to go with the .45 ACP. Ammo for .45 ACP is everywhere, from Wal Mart to the local country general store. .45 Colt is expensive, seldom commonly carried by the big chains and when you find it, expensive. Defensive bullet selection is very limited and the only really good load in my opinion is the Cor-Bon 200 grain JHP load. This load is hot and might be too much to practice with in the tracker. Also, most standard pressure loads are anemic since the lawyers have advised the ammo companies not to load smokeless powder loads too warm since they might find their way into great, great grandad's blackpowder 19th century framed Peacemaker. The other trend working against the .45 Colt is the cowboy action crowd. They want loads that are even weaker because they want to "score" with the lightest load possible and that is what the ammo companies are loading. Personally, unless you have a Ruger, Freedom arms or Linebaugh gun and hunt in Jurassic Park, I don't see ANY advantage to .45 Colt in a standard pressure only revolver.