Woods defense gun
Not to be a sarcastic ass but my daughter has a German Shepard that weighs just a bit less than the 130lb Whitetail. If you really want to test your plastic gun out (I own a FNX 45 Tactical) come up to Alaska and see how you feel with an underpowered round in your hand while you are ****ting yourself because you just disturbed a mother black bear's cubs. While Brown bears are bigger they will usually bite and swipe you until they think you are dead.... a female black bear will disembowel you and feed your still living body to herself and her cubs. You might be surprised how different it is in big woods rather than shooting through your chronograph from a bench, and the much vaunted concept of extra rounds in a Rowland conversion or the various 10mm semiautos out there don't matter at all when she bursts from the woods at a full speed charge only 17 yards away. The two times it happened to my hunting partner and I we were both glad that we carry our rifles with a round in the chamber, cocked and off safe.... you can not afford to lose even a part of a second.Sorry for the lack of updates, i've been tied up with a few other projects.
Here's a little range report:
Since last post I've put about 300rds of .460R through the FNX-45/460R without any issues. It was a mix of different offerings from Underwood and .460rowland.com. Also ran 100 rds of .45 super (255g hard cast Underwood) without any issues. Recoil is very similar to the .460R loads when using .45 super. For both the .460R and .45 Super I run it with the compensator installed and the heavier recoil spring supplied by .460R. I enjoy using the compensator when shooting .45 acp, but it can be picky with lower power factory loads. Blazer .45 acp 230g FMJ seems to run reliably with the compensator installed, using the OEM recoil spring/guide rod. In this configuration recoil is very similar to a full size 9mm and makes the gun hard to put down at the range. The accuracy across all three loads is excellent and I've been able to get a few 5 Inch groups at 100 yrds using the .460R loads. Point of impact is a bit high at these distances so you must compensate by holding a few inches low on the target.
I had the opportunity to take a Whitetail 130lb Doe in December using this gun. I employed the .460R.com 240g "Magnum" JHP. It was extremely effective and dropped it immediately at 25 yrds. It penetrated all the way through, leaving an exit wound about the size of a half dollar.
Comparison to Glock 20 10mm
In my opinion the FNX-45/450R using .460R loads has a good bit more recoil than 10mm, even when compared to the hot 10mm underwood and buffalo bore offerings. I compared them side by side at the range and there was a very noticeable difference between them.
Thanks for reading, I'll do my best to respond to any questions in a timely manner