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Old 09-28-2012, 11:54 PM   #11
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I carry Winchester Ranger T 230gr in my CCO. Most modern 1911s don't have much in the way of problems with most modern JHP ammo. But you won't know till you try it. Federal Hydrashocks are also worth a look as well.

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I've had two Kimbers over the years and neither ever had a problem with hollow point ammo. Even with Kimberly factory mags. *shrug*

I only carry Winchester Rangers in +P in my guns, but I have run boxes through the weapon to insure reliability before I ever holstered it.

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My Kimber ultra raptor II loves hydrashok and Speer gold dot but won't ever cycle with hornady critical defense or the like.

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One other thing. Get rid of the Kimber supplied POS magazine and get some Wilsons.
Been wanting to get some Wilson 47D's. I bought a Chip McCormick and that is worse then the factory Kimber. Won't lock back half the time. The thing is my local gun range which I am a member at has some 47D's on order but have yet to receive them. I would like to purchase a few from them when they come in (to support my local gun shop of course) but if they don't get them soon then I just might have to buy some online.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:16 AM   #15
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The first thing I would consider is do you need hollow point ammo? If you live in a rural are or have no close nieghbors you would be better off with FMJ or JSP ammo. An exit wound is going to do a lot more damage than the expansion of a hollow point that doesn't pass through the bad guy. Hollow points are to protect bystanders not to do more damage.

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My Kimber runs fine on Speer Gold Dots and Hornady XTP's. I use whatever magazines work without regard to brand.

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Well considering I live in an apartment, it might be wise to invest in some hollow point. And in regards to magazines that work, neither of mine have given me any problems other than the Chip McCormick not wanting to lock back the slide. It is simply the follower not being a good design.

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In my Kimber Pro Carry II I run Winchester PDX1 Defender 230 grain with no issues at all. I also use stock mags, but may look at upgrading after seeing so many complaints on the factory mags. Though I've not had any issues with them.

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The only JHP's my Colt MkIV ever had a problem with were Super Vel 230gr which aren't available any more if I'm not mistaken.

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My STI & Sig both feed Winchester PDX 1 230gr bonded just fine. I have also used Remington Gold Sabers with no problems. Another vote for Wilson Combat mags.

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