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What's in YOUR 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Sammael, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Sammael

    Sammael Ich tu dir Weh.

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    1. What round is in your 1911 right this very minute?

    2. What is your #1 pick for defensive ammo?

    3. +P or standard pressure?

    4. What do you carry in your 3.5" or 4" 1911s?

    I'll get the ball rolling:

    1. 185gr Cor-Bon +P (wish I had some 230s, but 185s are all I have at the moment, and my only alternative is 230gr hardball at the moment).

    2. 230gr Winchester Ranger or maybe 230gr Gold Dots. Preference for anything 230gr above anything else, all else being equal.

    3. Prefer standard pressure, but will definitely take a +p in anything under a 230gr.

    4. Would most likely go 230gr Rangers, as I am not sure as to how expansion works in a 3.5" barrel, so I would rather go with a 'heavy for caliber' bullet.

    So... What's in YOUR 1911?
     
  2. Hokie1911

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  3. Mr. Gekko

    Mr. Gekko

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    I don't carry a 1911 that often honestly, but when I do it is 230 grain Gold Dots.
     
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  4. okie

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  5. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    230g milspec ball from Winchester all occasions, the steel cased Russian stuff for plinking
     
  6. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    230grn SXTs or Hydra shocks.'08.
     
  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I carry 200+P Gold Dots in all of my carry .45's.
     
  8. Fedor

    Fedor

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    I have no problem trusting 230gr Hardball, it's worked for many moons.
     
  9. pilsbury

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    230 gr Golden Saber HP
     
  10. wrx04

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    200+P gold dots at the moment
     
  11. BlayGlock

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    200gr +p+ LSWC. They will get lead poisoning if you just wing em'.
     
  12. limbkiller

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    I shoot 230 gr. Win. HPs at 30.00 a box from WM. At .45 velocity I'm not convinced that HPs work that good so FMJ are in most of my mags. I've killed at least 125 big game animals and a firm believer in hydro static shock which the .45 provides marginally. I can tell you that if you shoot a 150-300 lb. animal that where you hit it is way more important than what you shoot it with. I've also done a fair bit of guiding and saw way more animals killed than I've killed. Hell I killed 3 deer with a bow last year. One hit marginally traveled 300yds. The other two went less than 50 yards with both lunges hit. IMO learn to hit the right spot through practice and pray you make good shots as it's easier to fantisize about it than it is to do it.
     
  13. Scamp

    Scamp Geaux Tigers!

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    I'm just plain boring when it comes to ammo. :supergrin:
     
  14. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    Winchester Ranger Talon 147gr. SXT HP
     
  15. lawdog734

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    I use 230gr talon. right now it's +p but once I use them up I going back to standard.
     
  16. BlayGlock

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    Im actually a fan of 230 gr Speer Gold Dots. They feed wellin all my guns.
     
  17. WellArmedSheep

    WellArmedSheep NRA Member

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    147gr Bayou Bullets (the green ones) over 3.45gr Solo 1000 at about 870 FPS.

    Yeah, it's a 9mm, and yeah, it's a game gun.

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  18. BWT

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  19. custom2

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    My gun LOVES Winchester personal defense ammo. The cheap 50 round boxes you can get at Wal-mart. I tested it against Hornady TAP and Winchester Golden Sabers and my groups were tighter with the personal defense ammo.

    Right now I'm using Hornady 200gr XTP

    My gun loves cheap ammo.:dunno:
     
  20. gunsmoke92

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    185 gr Hornaday Critical Defense, in the only caliber that really counts, 45 ACP!

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