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johnsteele 07-04-2008 08:05 PM

Ammunition recommendation
 
I have a GI 1911 pistol in excellent condition. I've shot a variety of FMJ ammunition without problems over the years. But I am considering switching to JHP for home defense and I'm looking for receommendations for JHP that feed and fire reliably in this weapon.

Thanks.

matt g 07-04-2008 08:49 PM

My Kimber feeds all hollow points really well. You may need some feed ramp work in order to get HPs to run properly though.

Dillinger 07-04-2008 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnsteele (Post 30368)
I have a GI 1911 pistol in excellent condition. I've shot a variety of FMJ ammunition without problems over the years. But I am considering switching to JHP for home defense and I'm looking for receommendations for JHP that feed and fire reliably in this weapon.

Thanks.

Got any pictures of your chamber and your feed ramp?

JD

johnsteele 07-04-2008 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 30377)
Got any pictures of your chamber and your feed ramp?

JD

No, but I can. Tune in later for video at 11 --- or at least photos.

chorst294 07-05-2008 03:34 AM

Me and a buddy have had problems with certain brands of hollow points feeding in our Kimbers. I think a good solution would be the Corbon Powerball or the Federal Expanding Full Metal Jacket. They appear to be FMJ, however, they expand. The powerball is basically a JHP with a synthetic ball stuck in the hole to give it the profile of a FMJ. Just an idea.

oldandslow 07-07-2008 01:26 AM

js, 7/7/08

I have a Springfield mil-spec with about 4200 rounds through it. All of these have been hollow points (my reloads, too expensive to buy). I have used Remington Golden Sabres, Gold Dots and Taurus 185 grain hollow points, no problems with any of them. Buy a small quantity of the various hollow-point offerings and see what your pistol likes. Good luck.

best wishes- oldandslow

G21.45 07-07-2008 01:56 AM

:) Personally, if it's a true 45 acp self-defense pistol, I wouldn't use anything except Winchester SXT JHP's or regular good old fashioned military hardball. Speer Lawman would be an excellent choice. ;)

robocop10mm 07-07-2008 08:55 PM

Speer Gold Dots have a reputation for feeding like FMJ's. They are the FINEST HP ammo available, PERIOD.

johnsteele 07-07-2008 09:26 PM

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I'll try some of the one's suggested and see what works best.

matt g 07-07-2008 09:47 PM

My little Kimber will eat a magazine of 230 gr Hydrashocks as fast as I can squeeze them off.


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