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Old 03-02-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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I just got my new Kimber 1911, and I am considering which round to put in it for carry.

Federal Hydrashock

Corbon

Hornaday PXT +P

I have been told that firing Corbon through my gun is not good for it. I wouldn't fire much through it though, just enough to get a feel for the round though, then it would only be for carry.

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Old 03-02-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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I am partial to the hydrashock. Work well, and do not over penetrate.

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I just got my new Kimber 1911, and I am considering which round to put in it for carry.

... I wouldn't fire much through it though, just enough to get a feel for the round though, then it would only be for carry.
Thats a non starter, need to shoot a good bit with whatever you decide to carry. Not a huge amount (FMJ for practice) but need to make sure it functions, make sure you know the point of impact for the service rounds, are aware of the change in recoil, and also build your confidence in what you are carrying. The last thing you want going through your head is "man, I had a malfunction with the hollow points before, I hope they work this time". FWIW
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Your Kimber will handle +P ammo fine as long as you are not shooting it all the time. You do want to practice with it regularly if you are going to carry with it but as long as you keep it to only what is necessary- maybe 100 rounds a month of +P or whatever you should be fine. Call Kimber to verify if you want to set your mind at absolute ease.


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I just got my new Kimber 1911, and I am considering which round to put in it for carry.

Federal Hydrashock

Corbon

Hornaday PXT +P

I have been told that firing Corbon through my gun is not good for it. I wouldn't fire much through it though, just enough to get a feel for the round though, then it would only be for carry.
I believe the Kimber is rated for +P ammo, but I believe they also recommend upgrading to the stronger 16# or 18# recoil spring ( I can't remember the actual weight )

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Corbon Pow'RBall +P
It will penetrate windshields and doesn't expand much with auto side glass.

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I alternate between 230 gr. ball and 230 gr. Hydrashock.

The ball will take down a bad guy and if he doesn't stay down, you've got the heavy Hydrashock as a follow up. The difference in feel between the two rounds is almost non-existent. The Hydrashocks fed through my Compact II just as well as ball did.

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I keep MY .45s loaded with Winchester Ranger SXT +P 230 gr hollow points. I SERIOUSLY doubt they'll ever let me down although I've been blessed to never actually have to use them on a human yet. I HAVE conducted reliability/expansion/penetration tests in all my .45s loaded with them, and they look VERY promising. If I couldn't get these, my next choice would be Gold Dot 230 gr +P.

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