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zeskullmaster 06-07-2010 11:15 PM

1911 Colt with Essx fram
 
Anyone have any history with this set up I have a Colt slide and barrel 5 inch of course it works great the thing doesnt want to quit but I did find it sure doesnt like hollow points only Ball ammo but never the less I feel pretty safe in the mountains with this mini cannon it is pretty accurate at least for my feeble eyes LOL I was wondering if anyone out there has any essex frams ???:)

danf_fl 06-08-2010 08:00 AM

Yes, I have such a setup. The frames are okay to work with.

Bob Hostetter 06-08-2010 02:04 PM

They are a low cost frame made to military spec's.

CA357 06-08-2010 03:24 PM

Have the feedramp polished and the chamber throated and it should feed hollowpoints all day long.

sloejoe 06-09-2010 01:18 AM

I have one with that set-up--Essex frame & genuine Colt military slide. I built this pistol up when I didn't know anything about the 1911. I did fine but I did leave some slop in the barrel bushing (getting ready to change that out) but it handles all bullets great. I prefer the 230RN & load those to about 875fps & it cycles great with a 16# spring. I want to do one now in .38 Super then maybe a 9mm Luger. I will use Essex frames on those also. Love those 1911A1's - xoxoxoxo-

General-Logic 06-10-2010 01:46 AM

My 1911s only eat ball ammo. Haven't tried anything else to be honest. I have Silvertip hollowpoints but have yet to fire any. Ball ammo won 2 world wars so it should be fine for burglars and muggers or thugs.

Gojubrian 06-10-2010 02:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by General-Logic (Post 297553)
My 1911s only eat ball ammo. Haven't tried anything else to be honest. I have Silvertip hollowpoints but have yet to fire any. Ball ammo won 2 world wars so it should be fine for burglars and muggers or thugs.

They have improved on defensive ammo by vast amounts since WW2. :)


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