Anyone Using Power Pistol??

Anyone Using Power Pistol??

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    Anyone Using Power Pistol??

    OK,

    I'm one of those folks slow to change if something isn't broken. Have been using Bullseye and Unique for 9mm, 38spl, 357mag and 45acp for a loong time. No real complaints, but I recently read the Alliant promo for Power Pistol. It is touted to be good for all the above cal's; with a speed similar to Unique, but a grain size similar to Bullseye for easier metering. I almost forgot, I tried some Hodgdon HS6 in the 9 and 45, but it seems to leave a lot of unburned powder (maybe too slow?) and seems too dirty, especially in the 9.

    Would like to standardize with one powder for all, and probably will get a pound of it to try, but I thought I'd see if anyone had already tried the Power Pistol, or has already been through this selection process and might recommend something else.

    Thanks a bunch for any suggestions,

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    Haven't tried it but tried many powders. I have used a lot of Unique and Bullseye - plus some Viht powders too. Still mean to try Win 231 which a lotta folks seem to like for these categories.

    However next on my list might be (tho heck I should stop experimenting!) - is Titegroup. I found at last IDPA a coupla guys using it and they find it clean, good metering and very versatile - and so pretty much a do-it-all for these cals (including .40).

    You mention .357 - that is somewhat a different deal IMO if you want full loads and so there I do feel a ''specialist'' powder is best - 2400 served me well for years but of late have used N-110 Viht - very clean. 296 and Lil Gun also other options for that.

    Sorry - I ramble - pretty usual.

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    I use accurate powder. I have very good like with it.

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    Have not tried power yet. I have used Titegroup. the one issue I had was in .40 cal. Some unburnt powder with win. primers . Only on the last round out of the mag with my USP.
    Other than that , it seems to burn clean and even.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    mention .357 - that is somewhat a different deal IMO if you want full loads and so there I do feel a ''specialist'' powder is best - 2400 served me well for years but of late have used N-110 Viht - very clean. 296 and Lil Gun also other options for that.
    Yes, for full power I concur, but the Unique did pretty well for medium loads, which suits me. I don't go as much for the "FLASH-BANG" as I did years ago. I had a Ruger Super Blackhawk 44mag when they first came out, and with powerhouse loads, it would stick the hammer spur in my hand if I didn't have a tight enough grip, or my hand was sweaty.

    I too have heard good things about W231 from my fellow USPSA shooters, but doesn't it have a lot of flash?? I know some of the other shooters produce quite a bit of flash, and several are using 231.
    I'll make it a point to take notice tomorrow and ask what they are shooting.

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    I suspect for the HS6 the unburned flakes were caused by low pressure. Some powders need lots of pressure build up to get a complete burn - if you have any left you might try upping the charge a bit, or tightening your crimp.

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    I'm planning on buying some Power Pistol today for a wide range of semiauto cartridges that I load. It looks like it's really something. A friend told me that it's the only powder loaded in US military 9x19 rounds - take that for what it's worth.
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    Hi Y'all,

    Our match today was a 3-gun, so not quite as much pistol shooting, but one of the range officers was in my group and he loads a slew of both revolver and semi-auto cal's from 25auto on up to 10mm,
    45acp,, 357 and 44mags. He said that he uses Hodgdon's Universal exclusively - for all his pistols. He also stated that his 45 has ten thousand rounds through it and he hasn't cleaned it yet. Wow! I don't think I could wait 10,000 rounds before sniffin' some more Hoppe's.

    It's hard for me to think about shooting that much without cleaning, but I would have to assume that Universal is one clean-burning powder.

    Maybe that's the one we should be experimenting with??

    PS: You would have loved to have seen some of the guys with their short barreled tactical cylinder-bore shotguns trying to knock over 3/8" steel plates with #7 1/2 and 8 bird shot at 20 - 25 yd. Some of the plates were in the shape of turkey, boar, etc., they never flinched with the light shot. One fellow had a semi-auto and expended an entire bandolier and several speedloaders of ammo and only knocked over a couple of the small ones (squirrels, I think), sounded like WW III had begun.
    The folks using chokes and/or larger shot did well. The match was a lot of fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbailey View Post
    I too have heard good things about W231 from my fellow USPSA shooters, but doesn't it have a lot of flash?? I know some of the other shooters produce quite a bit of flash, and several are using 231.
    I'll make it a point to take notice tomorrow and ask what they are shooting.

    Jim
    I load 231 for just about 90% of my handgun loads from .30 Luger to .45 Colt. Once you get the pressure up, it's pretty clean burning. I've used my loads for a couple low-light classes, practice sessions, and a few low-light IDPA stages I haven't noticed an excessive flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erich View Post
    I'm planning on buying some Power Pistol today for a wide range of semiauto cartridges that I load. It looks like it's really something. A friend told me that it's the only powder loaded in US military 9x19 rounds - take that for what it's worth.
    You won't regret it, Erich. I use both HS-6 and PP for loading 9mm. They both meter well in my Little Dandy. And, depending on the charge, they both perform well in my pistols and carbine.
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    I use Titegroup for my .38's & .45's with no complaints. W 231 was rather dirty in my wife's .32's.

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