P-345 question

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buckshotshorty

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I'm thinking of buying a P-345 soon. I was wondering if this gun will feed lead semi-wadcutters without any problems ? Any one try them?
 

Bigboreshooter

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Don't know about lead SWC's, but I've fired handloads with 230gr LRN bullets without any problems whatsoever. They feed just as well as ball ammo in my P345.
 

timothius

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I have been shooting lead semi wad cutters for about a year. They sure are accurate and feed well. It may take some time to get your OAL right. But other than that they load and cycle well.

Tim
 

buckshotshorty

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Thanks for the replies. I was hoping I could use up some of my cast Semi s
since I have quite a few.

Does the gun carry easily?
 

timothius

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The gun, like most .45's is heavy and bulky. I am a big man 6 ft 1 in at 230 lbs. I can conceal the 345 but after about 4 or 5 hours it gets heavy and it pull my britches down. I think that this is a problem with most .45's. I carry it IWB with a holster from Bladetech. I am very happy with the holster. I gotta tell ya. lead SWC's is the sweetest thing that I ever ran thru this gun. They are 200 grain bulets and load them with 5.4 grians of win 231. I shoot these at our local IDPA matches. For selfl defense I am using some Hungarian hollow points that are accurate. Work it out. I am sure you will find a good load.

Tim
 

slippingaway

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buckshotshorty":30k6ccp5 said:
Thanks for the replies. I was hoping I could use up some of my cast Semi s
since I have quite a few.

Does the gun carry easily?

I'm 5'10", 190lbs and I can carry the P345 all day long (and frequently do). You just have to have the right holster. I use a Crossbreed Supertuck, it's the only holster I've found that is comfortable all day long, even when driving my pickup. It will conceal very well, even under a tucked-in golf shirt.
 

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