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Weird cross post on .45 +P+ acp.

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by jhoagland, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. jhoagland

    jhoagland That's right! Lifetime Member

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    Would a RIA stock 1911 handle this load from CorBon?
    Nope, I don't mind sounding stupid up front to prove from being stupid and hurting myself.
    Thanks.:whistling:
     
  2. firefighter4215

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    It might, but why risk it? +p is enough. Some would argue standard pressure is enough. Just my $.02
     


  3. jhoagland

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  4. Andy W

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    I've never seen a +p+ .45 load, let alone one from Corbon. I didn't see it on their website either. If it really is +p+ I wouldn't shoot it through a 1911, at least not very many of them. Really there is no reason to load .45 ACP that hot in the first place. A standard pressure 230 grain JHP should handle your self defense needs just fine.


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  5. Andy W

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    Do you have more information on this ammo? Maybe a product number or some pics of the markings on the box and on the cases?


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  6. jhoagland

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    OK, I'll get it and take a picture. This info was over the phone. So would a 1911 handle +p then? I'm just curious. I've been carrying Golden Saber and Speer for Ummm, 6 years.
     
  7. I would be careful firing certain +p ammo in a 1911, Hoagland. I had a series 80 Colt yerars back, and firing Remington 185 grain +p ammo, it broke the slide stop. You would be better off firing +p .45 ammo through a Glock.

    The Remington was loaded hot though, so maybe the Corbon wouldn't be as bad.

    It looks pretty hot though:

    http://www.shopcorbon.com/Self-Defe...ORBON-Self-Defense-JHP/SD45185-20/100/Product
     
  8. SCmasterblaster

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    If I recall right, CorBon makes +p ammo. Winchester and Federal and a few others makes +p+ ammo, but in 9mm and .38 Special only.
     
  9. Andy W

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    Corbon loads their +p ammo pretty warm. You might get a heavier recoil spring if you want to shoot a lot of them.


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  10. SCmasterblaster

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    Years ago I chronographed the 115gr JHP CorBon load. It averaged 1370 fps!
     
  11. clarkz71

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    I agree. I shot Reminton +P 185gr in my Series70
    Colt Gold Cup. You could feel the slide bottom out.
    That's why that other guy broke a slide stop.

    I think the stock spring is 18 lbs, check on that.
    get a Wolff 20 or 22 lb spring and you should be OK.

    That's what I did and had no problems
     
  12. uz2bUSMC

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    I don't know how the heat treating is now but as I understand it the RIA gun are inconsistent. If it has any weak points, the +P"+" might expose it sooner rather than later.
     
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  13. Zombie Steve

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    16 pound spring is standard. If you plan on shooting it a lot, drop in an 18 pound spring. If your brass is still getting flung into the next county, consider something even stronger.


    Guys drop heavier springs in 1911's and shoot .45 Super all the time. If the case web in the brass is up to the task, shouldn't be a problem.
     
  14. jhoagland

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    Thanks for all the replies guys. I still have not got it yet. I get so busy sometimes I can't find time to change my mind.
     
  15. SCmasterblaster

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    Just let us know if they are labeled .45 ACP +p+.
     
  16. TeamCorbon

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    We have never made any 45 auto ammunition that was +P+.

    The OP's question, yes it is safe to use any of our ammunition in your 1911 pistol. The advice about the heavier recoil spring is good.

    Thank you,
     
  17. SCmasterblaster

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    I don't recall if CorBon makes ANY rounds in +p+.
     
  18. TeamCorbon

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    We did make some 38 Spl in a 115 gr JHP in +P+ back in the early 90's.