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Old 05-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #51
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More velocity equals more impact. And I like the bonded hardball + p for more penetration for a hunting sidearm. At least till I get a 10mm.
MAYBE for hunting. But more "impact"? More velocity equals over expansion and penetration in a .45. For hollow points, I see +p's impractical
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i went hunting for ammo this morning n all i found was this. all i could find. wat do u guys think about this ammo for my 1911, it will be the first time shooting her

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ok, 45acp - 45auto - 45colt. pls explain?

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ok, 45acp - 45auto - 45colt. pls explain?
Auto and ACP( automatic colt pistol) are the same. 45 colt is longer and heavier. They came before the .45 auto and were usually in single action army's or lever action rifles. There is also a .45 super that has more velocity than the auto.

And yes + p equals impact. They still shouldn't penetrate and if they do your target has a sunroof in their back. Over expansion is more common in lightweight high velocity ammo like 115gr 9mm +p, and it depends on the jacket is bonded or not.
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thanks, so i can't use 45colt in my 1911

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The truth is, each individual firearm (not just manufacturer or model...but literally each gun) has the potential to vary a bit. You could have some feed issues that might be alleviated with a simple mag upgrade. Or your gun could turn out to be a bit finicky with JHPs. The only true test is to run your desired defense ammo in your desired gun yourself.

I'm a big fan of the Winchester Ranger Bonded 230gr. But the truth is, almost any domestic brass JHP in 45acp will suffice. If your gun does happen to have some feed issues, advantage to rounds like CorBon PowRBall or Hornady Critical Defense, because they essentially feed like ball.

My father was recently given an 'as new' 25 year-old Springer Mil-Spec. I know he probably won't take the time to shoot it much. So I helped him clean it up, gave him the basic how-to tour, some McCormick mags, some ball ammo, and a box of Hornady CD...because I feel that this ammo will do its part if he ever has to call upon it.

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thanks, so i can't use 45colt in my 1911
That's correct.
45 Long Colt is for revolvers and 45 ACP is for autos like the 1911.
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i beg to differ on the polished feed ramp. none of my present 1911's or any i have had in the past have had polished feed ramps, and eat anything i have ever put through them. a properly functioning pistol and quality magazines are a big factor in how well the ammo feeds. quality ammo is another.
Regardless of the type of handgun it may be as long as it is mag fed its gonna like a polished ramp, it's simple metal on metal has less friction when polished, less heat smoother transition, longevity of weapon system. but if you are not much of a "part-time gunsmith" you can doper harm them good... Trust me dealt with many issues on many people's firearm polishing a ramp never did nothing but good... Specially 1911 owners come back saying the weapon is no where as finicky as it use to be (mind you some of them are not the newest, not the best quality weapons)...
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Regardless of the type of handgun it may be as long as it is mag fed its gonna like a polished ramp, it's simple metal on metal has less friction when polished, less heat smoother transition, longevity of weapon system. but if you are not much of a "part-time gunsmith" you can doper harm them good... Trust me dealt with many issues on many people's firearm polishing a ramp never did nothing but good... Specially 1911 owners come back saying the weapon is no where as finicky as it use to be (mind you some of them are not the newest, not the best quality weapons)...
IMO, i would never polish any feed ramp unless i looked at other possible causes first. polishing a feed ramp would probably be at the bottom of the list. also any so-called gunsmith who would just make the assumption a polished feed ramp should be done when there are no problems, isn't much of a gunsmith IMO.
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IMO, i would never polish any feed ramp unless i looked at other possible causes first. polishing a feed ramp would probably be at the bottom of the list. also any so-called gunsmith who would just make the assumption a polished feed ramp should be done when there are no problems, isn't much of a gunsmith IMO.
Then why do brand new pistols including but not limited to 1911s come already polished? It runs smoother and is easier to clean.
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