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Steel cases in 1911

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Glock19Fan, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Now that I am back a real computer I can go into a little more detail.

    From Rec Guns.
    (i) a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and
    which is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other
    substances) from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass,
    bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium; or

    The way I read it, someone could make a soft jacket of one of the above substances with a lead core and not violate the law, BUT

    1. They would have to change their manufacturing processes. (More money to setup a new process.)
    2. They may have issues with the press or with the gov. if someone shoot someone in a vest....

    A few years ago a company was making a zippy little 115gr 9mm round with a thick hard copper jacket. It was capable of penetrating a vest at close range. The Gov found out and stopped the sale of the product. It cost the company millions to retool even though their product was legal, it wasn't legal.
     
  2. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    I just shot 50 thru m SA M1911A1 - no probelms. Decent accuracy.
     


  3. Drilled

    Drilled

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    Both of mine eat it with only a couple FTE.