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Old 03-30-2012, 04:44 AM   #1
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After picking up this gun I read a little more and apparently these have trouble with hollow points. Stated in the owners manual that it won't accept flat tip rounds.
After more reading I'm hearing there is a way you can mil the slide to accept them.
My question is has anyone successfully done this? And how affective is it considering a cost point of view?









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Old 03-30-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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Barrel needs a throat job for it to function with hp ammo. The cost of a gunsmith doing it and hoping it can be made to function and the initial cost of the gun is more than buying a brand new one from a better gun maker woulda been...

Dont mean to be a bearer of bad news but its not likely to succeed for an affordable amount of money. Kinda like trying to get a chevy volt to win a drag race against a ford mustang throw enough money at it long enough thing and it can be done.

I assume you were thinking about a ccw gun.

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It's an easy enough job if you have the knowledge,a dremel and stones. But if you had to ask the question I wouldn't recommend trying to tackle it yourself. I've seen a few barrels ruined by tinkerers doing throat jobs incorrectly. It's really hard to fix a hole in the feed ramp once its there.

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more than likely they are refering to lead wadcutter type bullets, not JHP ammo. but i agree that having the feed ramp modified just to feed some ammo on this pistol to begin with, just doesn't agree with me and you might be better off just spending a little more to get something that will feed this type of ammo without any modifications. check out Springfield Armory, or the American Classic, or the Remington R-1. there are many good choices of 1911 type pistols out there. my SA Micro Compact 45 and my American Classic II both feed any type of ammo i put through them with no problems.

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Have you tried any. You might be surprised. Stay with the 230 gr. bullets and let fly. Bet they work.

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It's an easy enough job if you have the knowledge,a dremel and stones. But if you had to ask the question I wouldn't recommend trying to tackle it yourself. I've seen a few barrels ruined by tinkerers doing throat jobs incorrectly. It's really hard to fix a hole in the feed ramp once its there.
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What's wrong with 230 gr ball?

Or if ya just gotta have HPs get Glaser's Pow'RBall

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I have the 5 inch. Mine shoots everything but Semi-wad cutters. It is reliable enough that I compete in IDPA with it. I have run thousands of rounds of flat points through mine. I pour lead in a 255 grain round nose flat point. I also do that in a 200 grain. Never a problem.

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+10000000 I agree totally Canebrake but you need to at least try HPs.

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Milling the slide to accept hollow points?

Never heard of that. If the advice you were given was from someone who "tinkers" with 1911's, don't let them touch your baby.

Listen and heed the advice of these gentlemen above.

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