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Old 09-28-2012, 04:35 AM   #1
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Default Hollow Point ammo?

Okay. So I am not entirely new at this. I know that 1911's were designed before hollow points were invented and I have read that some people have problems with their 1911's digesting hollow point ammo reliably. Obviously if I were to load my 1911 with hollow points I would want to make sure there is no feeding problems but I do not have the money to go out and buy a bunch of different brands to try them out.

So can anyone recommend a good, reliable brand of hollow point ammo (.45ACP) for a Kimber 1911 that could be found at your local outdoors store?

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My Kimber Super Carry Ultra eats Hornady 200 gr XTP just fine. I've not had one FTF or FTE with this HP ammo.

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One other thing. Get rid of the Kimber supplied POS magazine and get some Wilsons.

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My kimber tactical pro II eats 230gr Winchester and federal hollow points without any problems. And I agree....toss those factory kimber mags to the side and grab some Wilson combat mags.

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During break-in & to test the pistol for handling hollow points, I like Remington UMC JHPs that you can get at Walmart for about $40 for box of 100 .45 ACP. Since it's not much more expensive than FMJ, I have no problem running 50-100 rounds thru it, then I'll test it with my higher priced carry ammo by shooting one mag full with each carry mag (2). So far, none of mine have cycled the Remington, but not my SD rounds.

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While it is Not the latest Hi Tech style of hollow point, or my personal favorite, I have found that the standard Remington 185 grain Hollow Point, stock #R45AP2, feeds reliably in Colt, S&W, Sig and Glocks. I suspect it would work reliably in your Kimber also. Mine is issued, so I don't know for sure, but this particular load isn't LE resricted or the latest Hi Tech, and has been available for many years, so I'd guess It's probably available at outdoors stores... ymmv

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Suggest you have the Kimber throated and polished and the ejection port enlarged. I am not familiar with the new 45's, but my series 70 shoots anything, everytime.

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I agree with the above on the Wilson combat mags, have 2 for my Springfield PX1909LP 1911 and also like the Hornady rds.

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My RIA Tactical digests 200 gr. HPs with no issues.

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