Originally Posted by Yunus
Just curious if you are suggesting NEVER to shoot HP out of a 1911 or expect inferior performance from doing so, or if you are just saying wait until you have verified it works correctly for 500 rounds before doing so?
Wow, guess I really stirred the pot a tad.
To all out there that know me and my rather dry sense of humor, thanks for having my back.
For the rest of you nancy boys out there that got your panties in a knot, lighten-up. Me thinks thou dost protest too loudly.
Do you know how many fine production guns have been ruined with mods made to them before they get their first copper deposit.
We will never know because of the embarrassing position the owner is placed in by asking for help to undo the ill thought-out changes.
It takes years to become comfortable with the 1911. First time 1911 buyers should stay out of the inner-workings of this gun especially if it's to be used for CCW or HD/PD.
, to answer your question, the ball ammo is used to find out if the gun is running. If your first box of ammo run through the "new gun" is HP's and you have an issue with feeding I can tell you near-verbatim what the customer support's first question will be. Wanna guess?
Once I get the new gun past the 500 rounds of ball, my next decision is "what will I use the gun for?" If its to be used for CCW I try a variety of HPs and see if there is an issue with any. Before I put the "new gun" into carry service, I run 200 rounds of the carry choice ammo through it with zero defects.
When I reach the 100% confidence level with the piece, and only then will I put my life in it's care.
Oh yea, for the nancy boys out there, I clean my carry piece after every use, and when that use is greater than two weeks, it gets a cleaning/inspection just so it knows I still love her.
My range lizards get cleaned when they need cleaned.