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Old 07-04-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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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.

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

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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.

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Got any pictures of your chamber and your feed ramp?

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Got any pictures of your chamber and your feed ramp?

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

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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.

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

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

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

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