Trying out EFMJ's

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    Range report on Hawg 9 -new

    Well I just got back from the range and I am very pleased with the results. The little gun is very accurate! I only shot at 15 ft. as I figure I will never be further than that away from any attacker. If I am, I'll be running in the opposite direction. I even ran a few mosambique techniques and you can see the results. This is about 4 - 5 mags worth of ammo. So what do you think?
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    Excellent looks good for the target..

    Glad the Gun work well..

    how about the Springfield??

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    The springfield is under the weather. Maybe I'm stupid or something, but after I field stripped it and put it back together I couldn't get the slide safety stop back in all the way. So I figured I would tap it with the handle of a nearby screwdriver. Not the thing to do! The slide safety stop is made out of pot metal. I thought it was stainless like the rest of the gun. NOT!!!! It broke in halve!! After I got my bloodpressure down to acceptable levels, I ordered a new one from Wilson Combat. I ordered the stainless one that is supposed to be indestructable. I hope it fits and I can get on with my life!!!

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    Springfields are hard to get slide stop into for sure

    Have to make sure you are pressing in on the plunger for the slide stop or there alsmot impossible to get in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    Springfields are hard to get slide stop into for sure

    Have to make sure you are pressing in on the plunger for the slide stop or there alsmot impossible to get in
    I sneak up on the plunger on my SA 1911 from below. Seems to fall in place without too much difficulty.

    Glad to hear your Hawg is working well.

    Anyonr try the power ball ammo?

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    Good lookin' target Hank - nothing wrong there!

    Sorry to hear of your ''contratent'' with the slide stop. Is it really and literally ''pot metal'' - I am surprised.
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    It literally and really is pot metal! Unbelievable I know. I was mad as h-- and not gonna take it anymore mad!!! After reading about Wilson Combat's stop, I was duly impressed so I ordered one. I should have it middle of next week. Stay tuned to the saga of HollowpointHank!!!

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    Hank, I've tried the Cor-bon Powrball and the Federal EFMJ when I was trying to get my CZ40P to work before I ditched it. They worked fairly well, but not perfect in the CZ. I don't fault the ammo. I was happy with the accuracy and have used them in my H&K's with excellent results. If they're working for you, great. You may have found your answer. They seem to be strong performers.

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    Thanks for the info OG. I got the slide stop from Wilson Combat and finally did get it installed. What a pain in the A--!! I hand cycled the slide and while the ammo does feed and eject, it seems to want to hesitate, almost like a stutter! Ever hear of anything like that? I'm thinking of sending it to Wilson and getting a total reliability package done on it.

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    try Hand lapping the slide first with Slurry Mix

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    I have been using the 124+p EFMJ as my carry ammo the past year. I was impressed with the test results and how it shot in my Kahr. A guy who does training for my company uses a Kahr E9 and he swears by it and the HST loads by Federal. Right now he is testing the Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel load is 38 spl and 9mm . From what he has seen with the EFMJ that it has a better weight than the CorBon PowRBall (100 grain compared to 124 grain) and its more accurate out of his Kahr sub 2" groups at speed compared to 4"+ woth Pow R Ball. Dave Spaulding wrote in Hanguns a few months ago a nice piece about it also.

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    Efmj

    I may have to try the EFMJ from Federal. I have an HK94 that will not feed any hollowpoints so I have been carrying it with the CORBON Powerball which gives it no trouble. It would be good to have another to try.

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    When I carry my .45 I'm totin Federal's EFMJ's.

    No problem with them at the indoor range shooting paper.

    I'd like (some day) to get out in the woods & shoot some mellons or something like that to see what they do.
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    I was wondering about this round as well. Ditto to all that was said above. And for those of us who own older model 1911's where +P ammo might be risky, this may very well be a good alternative.

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