Springfield milspec A1 1911Ammo ?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by freetobefree, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. freetobefree

    freetobefree New Member

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    Got my new 1911 yesterday... went to the range the only ammo I could find was fiocci 230 jhp... and I had ftf fte immediately... but my buddy had some blazer fmj they cycled well... are these 1911 ammo sensitive?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Normally, no.
    But the SA is built to closer tolerances than some others.

    Find out what works, and try to stay with it.
     

  3. 1911Jeeper

    1911Jeeper New Member

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    Some are, some are not. Did you clean and lube before your range trip ? A break period of a few hundred rounds may be needed to smooth out any issues.
     
  4. freetobefree

    freetobefree New Member

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    Jeeper.... yes I cleaned it and lube before the range to get all the grease out of it... do you know what the break in consists of....? like is it best to shoot fmj for break in?
     
  5. 1911Jeeper

    1911Jeeper New Member

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    Break in is: shoot, clean, and shoot some more. A few hundred rounds of any ammo the gun likes will do it.

    Break is the smoothing out of any machining marks/roughness by shooting it.
     
  6. freetobefree

    freetobefree New Member

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    OK I appreciate your help thx
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I posted this one night some time ago when I got fed up with the term "break-in". I think at the moment my blood pressure spiked and yes, I did go off on a rant. It has been cleaned up to a tad more respectable level and several of the flames are removed but I think it still holds water in my mind's eye. YMMV

    Take a look:

    Break-in is a criminal activity or Noob mis-speak.
     
  8. freetobefree

    freetobefree New Member

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    So I don't mean to be disrespectful or unappreciative... but I don't totally agree... to not field strip and clean any gun until after 500 rnds is lazy IMHO... but the rest is good info and duely noted.... thank you
     
  9. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    I have a DW that had a bit of fussiness initially. It had a mag that it didn't like. Some FMJ ammo fed when other similar ammo wouldn't. Nothing too serious, but enough to be annoying. It settled down rather nicely with use (150 to 200 rounds). My SA Trophy Match was great right out of the box. I don't believe it's ever not functioned with serviceable ammo (My early reloads were less than stunning at times.)
    I have a problem with the mandated 500 rounds Kimber break-in requirement. I think it's wasteful since in many cases, an owner may not shoot that much in a year. However, there is some benefit to running a couple hundred rounds through a new 1911 before getting irate and calling it too many names.
    Also, hunt down a Wilson Combat or Tripp Research magazine if feed issues persist. Good magazines can cure a lot of 1911 digestive issues. My OEM SA Mags have never given me any problems, but they are by no means excellent. I use Wilson mags, no drama, no fiddling, they just work.
     
  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    OP, I have the same gun. Mine has eaten everything right out of the box, except: some reloads that were reloaded with gold dots, and some reloads that were dangerously out of spec. I'd bought a mixed box of reloads just to see if any one of them would make my gun choke up.

    Of a box of 50, I threw away one round with a cracked case. 49 left, and two gold dots failed to feed, and one cast lead round had a too long OAL, forcing the bullet against the rifling and not letting the gun go into battery.

    Your gun should eat anything you throw at it. And break in is a Kimberism as far as I can tell. All things with moving parts wear against each other, usually resulting in smoother operation, but Kimber Is the only one that refuses to service a gun that hasn't been "broken in" as far as I know.
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'll add, the box of reloads was packed with lead ball, lead hollow point, jacketed ball, jacketed hollow point, lead SWC, lead WC, and lead hollow point SWC.

    Other than the three I mentioned earlier, it ate them all without a hitch.
     
  12. freetobefree

    freetobefree New Member

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    250 rnds... the only issues were those first few rnds... want to run 100 more rnds of fmj then we will see about jhp... thanks jeeper