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1911 Ammo?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by sawgrass, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. sawgrass

    sawgrass

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    Guys are you shooting factory or reloads?
    What are the results between the two?
    What are you finding between loose guns opposed to tighter guns?

    For me, my TRP is very picky. About 300 factory and 200 reloads and it's
    still iffy.

    My Kimber Eclipse eats anything I give it.

    My Novak Colt isn't as picky as the TRP but comes in second.

    The Ruger eats anything.

    I only shoot factory defense in my Defender so no problems.

    So you get the idea...what are you guys experiencing?
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012
  2. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    All my 1911's feed well on all ammo. Mine are Colts and Para's and I have a Star PD but it is not really a 1911.
     


  3. sawgrass

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    All is very encompassing, and isn't quite what I'm looking for. Send them

    to me and I'm sure I can make something they don't like.

    Today was frustrating. Guns are like meat. If Sirloin is the benchmark most anything works.
     
  4. brisk21

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    My TRP isn't picky at all. It has chewed up everything Ive fed it. Brass, aluminum, or steel. Foreign and domestic.
     
  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Ditto. :cool:
     
  6. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    Sounds like the edge of the chamber of the barrel needs to be reamed a bit more.
     
  7. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    my 1911s happily eat a diet of primarily Tula/Wolf.
     
  8. zhix

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    I have used Federal Champion, Winchester USA, Remington 'Target', Fiocchi, Independence, in Kimbers, Springfield, Para, and Colt and I can't recall any ammunition related problems
     
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I shoot both factory and reloads. Accuracy wise, they're all about the same except for PMC Bronze FMJ which tend to be more consistent. Double Tap ammo is highly accurate and of course expensive.

    My Colts regardless of calibers seem to like Gold Dots for JHP-type ammo.
     
  10. R0CKETMAN

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    I just can't bring myself to shoot factory reloads out of my SA 1911. Call me a stupid ammo snob I suppose.

    I do plan to test some different HPs today...DT & Fed Tact bonded
     
  11. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    The only reloads I shoot are my own. I try not to shoot factory ammo unless I have no time to load for a last minute trip. The only factory ammo I usually shoot is SD ammo, and thats to test ammo function in a particular weapon or when it's time for me to cycle in new carry ammo and shoot the old.
     
  12. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I too only shoot my own reloads.
    The only time I ever fire new ammo is when I have to in a Match or something.

    I have found that some guns just won't feed a certain type of reload.
    If you think you are making bad reloads you can get gauges to check your ammo.

    I have two Springfields that will not feed the short 185 grain lead wadcutters.
    My Springfield GI will, as well as my Kimbers and Colts.
     
  13. bac1023

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    I'm surprised to hear your TRP is having trouble, actually.
     
  14. Ube

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    I haven't bought ammo for a while, but when I got my sig 1911 it was a little touchy on what it ate. I picked up a factory crimp die for my press and haven't had any problems since. With the price of ammo, not going to get better either, I took up reloading a couple of years ago and was glad I did.
    As far as factory ammo, haven't had any problems with any but I don't like shooting tula/wolf.
     
  15. Giggity

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    I ran some Blazer aluminum through my Baer Stinger last night and had quite a few stovepipes. Same ammo in my M&P had no problems.

    The Baer is pretty tight and I'm guessing that the Blazer aluminum was right on the edge of having enough oomph to make the slide cycle completely.
     
  16. sawgrass

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    This is about where it was at last week. We had our reloads shooting
    well out of a SA Loaded, and a Kimber Eclipse. I went to the range and
    they shot fine out of the Baer. I had trouble a couple of times with a Colt
    Govt. and a lot of trouble with them in the TRP. This week it's time to
    number the magazines, have adjusted the seat and the crimp. It's a process but I hope to come up with something that will feed well in everything. If I had to shoot factory, I would have to shoot a lot less.
     
  17. SigFTW

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    My Kimber Stainless II will eats LSWC, LRN, FMJ and HPs, all reloads.
     
  18. arclight610

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    I use Tula for my factory practice ammo. My reloads are 200gr LSWC over 6.0 gr of Unique. I'm going to be switching over to 225gr TC over 5.8 gr soon though.

    My RIA is pretty loose though, so I wouldn't imagine it jamming up too easily.
     
  19. MrM4Guy

    MrM4Guy Hobby Collector

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    Haven't had any ammunition issues with my Kimber Warrior II. I do like Remington UMC for practice, and Winchester Ranger 230 gr. SXT's for self defense.