Citadel M-1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Dfend, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Dfend

    Dfend New Member

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    After picking up this gun I read a little more and apparently these have trouble with hollow points. Stated in the owners manual that it won't accept flat tip rounds.
    After more reading I'm hearing there is a way you can mil the slide to accept them.
    My question is has anyone successfully done this? And how affective is it considering a cost point of view?
     

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  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Barrel needs a throat job for it to function with hp ammo. The cost of a gunsmith doing it and hoping it can be made to function and the initial cost of the gun is more than buying a brand new one from a better gun maker woulda been...

    Dont mean to be a bearer of bad news but its not likely to succeed for an affordable amount of money. Kinda like trying to get a chevy volt to win a drag race against a ford mustang throw enough money at it long enough thing and it can be done.

    I assume you were thinking about a ccw gun.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    It's an easy enough job if you have the knowledge,a dremel and stones. But if you had to ask the question I wouldn't recommend trying to tackle it yourself. I've seen a few barrels ruined by tinkerers doing throat jobs incorrectly. It's really hard to fix a hole in the feed ramp once its there.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    more than likely they are refering to lead wadcutter type bullets, not JHP ammo. but i agree that having the feed ramp modified just to feed some ammo on this pistol to begin with, just doesn't agree with me and you might be better off just spending a little more to get something that will feed this type of ammo without any modifications. check out Springfield Armory, or the American Classic, or the Remington R-1. there are many good choices of 1911 type pistols out there. my SA Micro Compact 45 and my American Classic II both feed any type of ammo i put through them with no problems.
     
  5. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Have you tried any. You might be surprised. Stay with the 230 gr. bullets and let fly. Bet they work.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Should have never been mentioned :eek:
     
  7. canebrake

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  8. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have the 5 inch. Mine shoots everything but Semi-wad cutters. It is reliable enough that I compete in IDPA with it. I have run thousands of rounds of flat points through mine. I pour lead in a 255 grain round nose flat point. I also do that in a 200 grain. Never a problem.
     
  9. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    +10000000 I agree totally Canebrake but you need to at least try HPs.
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Milling the slide to accept hollow points?

    Never heard of that. If the advice you were given was from someone who "tinkers" with 1911's, don't let them touch your baby.

    Listen and heed the advice of these gentlemen above.
     
  11. Dfend

    Dfend New Member

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    After talking to a few people I found out why it doesn't accept the HP rounds.
    From what I was told because the original 1911s were for the service. Due to Geniva convention it's not supposed to accept HP rounds because it isn't as "humane" as a standard fmj.
    Sounds about right but could be a buncha smoke.
    But considering all the hoopla and the work, it's not worth it to me. Fmj's are plenty enough to do the job.
    Thanks for the input!
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    not true! talk to some different people as thes don't know what they are talking about. the feed ramp and throat make the difference in the type of ammo it will feed. there are many 1911's that use JHP ammo with no problems, i have two.
     
  13. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Don't let your "friends" talk you out of loving your new toy. Go shoot that thing. The only thing wrong with a 1911 is... even the cheap ones are expensive.
     
  14. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I hear what you're saying but I figured a warning an correction were kinda in order. The point was he was Waay off in talking about milling the slide.
     
  15. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Agree - didn't mean to personaly poke you :eek:
     
  16. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Lol no problem. Sometimes I forget not everyone has the understanding and skill to work on firearms.
     
  17. Dfend

    Dfend New Member

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    Yeah I'm not qualified to work on these for sure. Maybe one day...