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Old 04-11-2010, 02:08 PM   #11
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I can see every couple months shooting a couple boxes, but using ball ammo to keep the practice numbers up.
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Old 04-11-2010, 02:32 PM   #12
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There is no question owning a 45 can be expensive. It isn't the cost of the gun, but the ammo you have to expend before, a) breaking it in and b) becoming any good with it. Once you have done 200 rounds or so and are clear of the break in bobbles, then you start to play with different types of ammo. Initially your .45 will probably like some, but dislike others. Only way to tell is to fire another 50 rounds. $$$ Remember to try the bullet type in each magazine as some of them are finicky too. $$$ A bullet that feeds okay in 2 magazines, but not in the third is possibly not the one you want. Then again sometimes replacing that magazine is the best option. $$$ Most of us wind up going at least 250 rounds of break-in/practice ammo and maybe another 200 rounds before finding the perfect bullet. $$$ Sadly these costs are often not put up front by those urging others to buy a .45.
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Congrats! That's a great base gun to build upon.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:18 AM   #14
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I know it is kind of late but congrats on getting the 1911. I have never fired a hollow point in any of our 1911 (A1's). We use standard 230 grain and that really seems to do what ever is needed. I am fortunate enough to have an in with a smith that loads for several PD's and we get the 45 acp for a very reasonable price. As we all have seen, one good shot with the 45 acp will do more than several of anything else. Good shooting and enjoy the best designed pistol ever.

1911....enough said!
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Congrats on welcome to both FTF and the 1911 culture.

Don't worry about your GI not being too expensive. Best shooter in my safe is a plain jane Colt Series 80 I picked up for 400.00

Thing will rattle if I shake it but it still knocks the 10 ring out at 10 yards.
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Welcome to the forum. I remember when I purchased my first 1911. It was a Colt 1991A1. Even after all these years I have never upgraded the pistol. Never really wanted to. I have Kimber's and Springfield's with all the bells and whisle's, but just could never bring myself to change my Colt.

Any way, it is great to a have new person here hope to see you around more.
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Welcome to the forum. I remember when I purchased my first 1911. It was a Colt 1991A1. Even after all these years I have never upgraded the pistol. Never really wanted to. I have Kimber's and Springfield's with all the bells and whisle's, but just could never bring myself to change my Colt.

Any way, it is great to a have new person here hope to see you around more.
Do after market "Colt" emblemed Cocobollo grips count as "upgraded"?

Naw, it's still stock, just prettier, and still the most accurate shooter in my safe!
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