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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by a_tack, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. a_tack

    a_tack

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    To get say a Springfield GI to reliably feed JHP's? OR would there be anything wrong with carrying FMJ?
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    polish the feed ramp, if you are having problems.

    nothing wrong with FMJ, or you could use PowR Ball or Hornady ammo.
     

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    i have always had good luck using the hornady critical defense and that is actually what i load all my SD/HD guns with
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    I use Wolf poly ball for 1911 home defense. I have fired more Wolf than all other ammo brands combined and the Wolf is the only brand never to have a FTF. never
     
  5. ArmoryDoc

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    You can screw up a barrel and frame real quick "polishing" things. If you don't know what you are doing, send it to a good smith that specializes in 1911 reliability jobs. It's money well spent.
     
  6. a_tack

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    Yeah, I don't think I would do it myself. I don't currently still have a Springfield, but am thinking about buying one as a carry weapon. I used to have a GI and regret selling it.
     
  7. Jim S.

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    If I were you I would then get the Mil-Spec version which is very similiar to the GI but the work is already done to feed hollow points.
    Not much more money either which you would easily spend having someone do this work.
     
  8. MD357

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    Get a Mil-spec, not the GI, and get some good mags and try some HPs. It should work just fine, however, if the timing is off, send it back to Springfield and they will do some reliability work on it..... for free. :supergrin:
     
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  9. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    Nothing wrong with FMJ whatsoever. Not too hard to get one to feed JHP's either.

     
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I had one a while back,....screwedup and sold it to a friend.
    Anyway,....it would reliable feed Remington Golden Sabers all day long!
     
  11. a_tack

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    I had a Stainless GI a while back and also screwed up and sold it. I guess I sold it because I paid $499 for it new and sold it for $500 two years later... I want another one now to accompany the Kimber I bought with the money from the GI. Just wish they made the mil-spec in a 3 or 4" BUT by the time I buy a 4" lightweight Springfield GI and have them do the defense package, I could just buy a Kimber Pro Carry and have basically the same gun/features.
     
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  12. samuse

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    I used to carry my Springer G.I. with ball. I've never had a WWB with a bad primer. S&B seems to load their 230FMJ pretty hot. You can weigh, measure and chamber check the ammo if you want.
     
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    I currently carry my GI with FMJ until I buy a TRP or Loaded.
     
  14. MD357

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    A Kimber Pro Carry is signifcantly much less of a 1911 than one the Springfield shop has worked on. One is cookie cutter, the other is hand fit. Just sayin.
     
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    I wouldn't feel bad carrying FMJ in 45ACP.

    That said, as MD mentioned, the MilSpec already has the polished feed ramp to aid in feeding JHP and a lowered and flared ejection port to aid in cycling all ammo.
     
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    Hardball ammo has been solving problems for many yrs. I have no problem topping my 1911s off with them. In some calibers like the .380, I prefer them
     
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    Hardball FMJ out of a 45 ACP will do the job everyday. Not to mention it guarantees a much better chance of 100% reliability.
     
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    Id have no issue carrying fmj ammo in .45 auto. Definatley.
     
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    load the chamber with a HP and the mag up with fmj's....best of both...
     
  20. The_Drizzle

    The_Drizzle I make it rain!

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    My GI has never had a malfunction with WWB, cast lead realoads, reloaded JHP, and factory JHP. I did polish the feed ramp a tiny tiny bit just to smooth it out. Used my finger and flitz, no dremel. Thats with Chip McCormick Power Mags and factory/ generic mags too. Also 18.5# recoil spring.