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Old 04-21-2013, 12:47 AM   #31
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while i do practice and carry both FMJ and JHP in my 1911's, i also consider what feeds reliabily in my firearms first and foremost.

but i would not feel impaired in the slightest if i had nothing but 230 gr FMJ ammo at anytime. it's pretty much been proven for 100 years in the 1911.
Remember, it was chosen by the US Army over the standard US Army 38 Colt during the Phillipine Insurrection...and it worked...stopped the insurgents dead in their tracks
Must be some reason the 1911 with 230 gr hardball has been the standard by which all other pistols and cartridges have been measured for over 100 years!
Ask any current combat veteran what handgun they want on their hip..It is not the anemic Beretta 92 9mm.The Marines recently placed an order with Colt for 50000 1911's.The Marines must have had a good reason to switch back to the 1911!
It was a sad day when the powers that be decided to scrap 45 acp 1911's in favor of the Beretta 92
That's why the Beretta 92 holds 17 rounds...You need 17 rounds to put an enemy down..One 45 acp placed anywhere on the body will incapacitate if not stop a Tango in its tracks.
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+1 on these I use the +P
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One of the Videos on YouTube mentioned that California has made the use of any JHP Ammo outlawed.? Does anyone know why & when this was put in effect.?

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One of the Videos on YouTube mentioned that California has made the use of any JHP Ammo outlawed.? Does anyone know why & when this was put in effect.?

Only place I know of where they are illegal is New Jersey.
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I think 185 jhp would be better in a 3" barrel, but 230 in 4" or 5" .... Just my thought

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The assumption for self defense is that you want to stop your opponent with the fewest rounds. Research, and countless battlefield accounts show the 45 ACP to be an excellent round for self defense with lttle regard to the model of the pistol. Last year I did a study (publication pending) based on FBI data on handgun shootings from across the US, which numbered in the thousands. The study showed the effectiveness of a bullet against a human opponent involves two factors, neither being brand or bullet size. In fact, over 90% of one-shot-stops of a human with the 45 ACP involved 1) a hollow point projectile, and 2) a bullet that has a muzzle energy (as reported by the manufacturer) of 450-600 foot pounds.

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Publication Pending huh? I guess that means you wouldn't be willing to share your research until after its published?

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I have a Colt Gold Cup 80 series and I've used different ammo in mine...I've used Federal, PMC, Magtech and some other type I haven't heard of and I've never had a problem. I've put atleast 700 or more rounds and not have one problem.

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More specificly which brand of JHP will feed the most reliably through a Colt Lightweight commander?I know that the bonded JHP,like PDXI or Ranger Bonded have fed more reliably in the other calibers that I have.But will the forementioned bonded JHP have the same desired spread coming out of a 45.?
You need to get the names of some top brands and find out what works in your gun. Every gun is different, magazines are different. What works for me may fail for you.
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Some 1911s aren't good with HP ammo. Get a 100rd box of Remington UMC JHP and see how yours feeds. I carry JHP + P in my 1911 and have a mag of Bonded FMJ + P for backup. I use Underwood ammo as I feel they are the best for the buck and move at 1000 fps. Never had a problem with them or the Winchester ranger, federal hydra shock, or hornady. It's all about preference. One thing i will say is nickel plated brass is nice for a 1911 you carry because the gun doesn't care much about how much it jacks up the brass. The more you load and unload it with keep chewing up the casing.

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