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What .45 ammo for 1911 do you buy?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ajgranda, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. ajgranda

    ajgranda

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    Hi,

    I still haven't purchased my commander sized 1911, but I'm researching for the best(reliability/defensive) ammo. I know 1911s are more finicky with ammo than other guns (Glocks for example). The most readily available ammo I can get seems to be the following:

    Practice/FMJ:
    American Eagle 230gr, Winchester USA 230gr JHP/no expansion, CCI Blazer 230 gr FMJ, Corbon Performance Match 230 gr FMJ

    Duty/SD:
    Winchester Ranger T Series 230gr non or +P, Fed Tactical HST 230 gr non or +P, Speer Gold Dot 230gr HP non +P or 200 gr +P.

    What do you think of these choices or would you recommend something else? Thanks
     
  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I use 200+P and 185gr Gold Dots in my .45's.
     

  3. Eyescream

    Eyescream hates you

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    Right now I have 185g +P Golden Sabers in my 1911.

    For practice ammo I use whatever I happen to find. Gun doesn't seem very picky about any of it.
     
  4. rvrctyrngr

    rvrctyrngr Senior Moment

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    For range use, whatever I can get my mitts on....mostly GA Arms or WWB.

    For social purposes, nothing but Winchester 230gr T-Series, standard velocity.
     
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  5. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    For practice I use Sellier & Bellot Ammo, for defense I use Hornaday Tap 230 grain:supergrin:
     
  6. willis68

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    For personal defense, carry I recommend 230 Grain Remington Golden Sabers, they have been reliable and accurate in every 1911 that I have owned, and if that ammo is good enough for the FBI it is good enough for my needs :cool:
     
  7. hatidua

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    That has not been my experience.
     
  8. mikegun

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    Golden saber seems to be a universally good feeding round for 1911s, i use it or with a finicky gun powerball
     
  9. bac1023

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    Usually WWB for practice and Remington Goldne Sabers for carry.
     
  10. bac1023

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    That's due to the rounded shape.
     
  11. zdragon23c

    zdragon23c s&w&me

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    9.4 gr. HS-6/ Nosler 185 gr. JHP
     
  12. willis68

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    agreed, I have shot thousands of rounds, at least 500 per carry gun and I have had zero feeding problems. I bought 1000 rounds of Hornady Tap FPD 230 grain, Very Accurate ammo but it choked all of my 1911's within 150 to 200 rounds, I now keep my Glock 21 loaded with the FPD and will only use Golden Saber 230 grain for carry round in my 1911's, this stuff I really like and keep a lot of it on hand :cool:
     
  13. jwdizney

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    CCI, WWB, and Fed Am. Eagle ball ammo (whichever is cheapest) for range, Fed HST Tactical 185 gr for carry..
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    I use Wolf Poly hardball for everything.
     
  15. TJK68

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    My EDC is a Dan Wesson CBOB and for practice whatever I can find in 230gr., for SD purposes Speer Gold Dot, Remington Golden Sabers or Federal HST's all in 230 gr.
     
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    Oh come on...you know this is true...if you have every been through any training courses then you have seen the two or three guys with their 1911's that keep choking all day long...

    Don't get me wrong, I love my Kimber Ultra Carry II and it has been great, but I have given up on a Springfield loaded, Colt series 70 and Kimber Warrior to find one that worked right out of the box...
     
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    I'm in our four seasons room watching football - much to my wife's dismay I keep my self defense ammunition in a bookcase in my study. After watching the Vikings successfully dispatch the Giants I ran upstairs to see what was on the shelf - if I hadn't I would have terminally screwed up the suffixes.

    Federal Premium 230 grain Hydra-Shok Jacketed Hollow Point

    Hornady Custom 200 grain JHP/XTP

    Corbon 45 ACP +P 185 grain HP

    Speer GoldDot 45 Auto +P 200 GR. GDHP

    These cartridges seem to function reliably in all my 1911s.

    For paper punching I've been using Federal 230 gr. FMJ purchased at Walmart for $15.97 per 50 round box.
     
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    For practice I use WWB, Federal Champion and MagTec 230 gr. FMJ loads. For more serious purposes I use the WWB 230 gr. JHP. HTH. Sincerely. Brucev.
     
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    200gr Double Tap +P for carry. Whatever is non-corrosive and on sale for practice.
     
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    230 gr. FMJ in my Commander 1911.