Corbon Ammo

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    Question Corbon Ammo

    I just got a box of Corbon .45 +P 230 gr JHP. Haven't had a chance to shoot any yet.

    I have a 1911 5" if this helps. Anyone have any experience with this stuff.

    Thanks in advance,

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    Cor-Bon ammo is pretty hot. It is acceptably accurate for SD. Recoil is pretty stout and I'd recommend a shok buff for your 1911. Also be sure your gun is rated for +P ammo.
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    It's 'solid' ammo I use in my Kimbers and Glocks for SD.
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    I have CorBon ammo for all three of my pistol calibers, and shot it in all of them. I like it, it's good. But when they say +P........it means +P!

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    Thanks guys,

    That's kind of what I thought. Although, I didn't expect to hear a general consensus about recoil. So far, 30 years or so, I haven't found anything I put thru my .45 that felt unpleasant. What I do find objectionable is shooting full loads of .357 Mag from a 4" Python a friend owns.
    My 1911(Colt) started out as a stock mod. 70 Gold Cup. After extensive alterations by the late Austin Behlert, which does include a shock buffer along with pretty heavy Wolfe springs, I guess the pistol can handle it.
    I'll be going to the range one night this week and I'll let you know.

    Again, many thanks for a fast and usefull response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce272 View Post
    I just got a box of Corbon .45 +P 230 gr JHP. Haven't had a chance to shoot any yet.

    I have a 1911 5" if this helps. Anyone have any experience with this stuff.
    I use it in my Kimber Custom CDP II. No problems with it at all.

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    I didn't expect to hear a general consensus about recoil. So far, 30 years or so, I haven't found anything I put thru my .45 that felt unpleasant.
    Personally, I haven't noticed any significant recoil issues at all. In fact, my Kimber .45 is about the same as my Sig 9mm when it comes to recoil. Both are great guns and a pleasure to shoot.
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    I've used it for 25 years in my carry pistols, I wouldn't use anything else. Yes, it is hot stuff, but the way I figure it, handguns are underpowered anyway, no matter what caliber you use. All you can do to help things is make sure you use hot ammo that gets the velocity up so the bullet hits as hard as possible. Corbon accomplishes that, giving you a better chance at stopping an attack......

    As a sidenote, I have compared the advertised velocities of other self defense rounds, and Corbon consistently backs up their claims on velocity where it counts - the Chronograph.....
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    Corbon Ammo

    I moved to all Corbon DPX mid last year from Federal Hydro's. Bullet design and manufacturing has changed again and testing proves the new DPX Barnes Design. I have lots to go around as I started buying in quantities before the November elections.
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    I like Corbon so much I actually have a .400 Corbon rig. The recoil is "sharp", but all their ammo is kind of like that. So far as I know Corbon has always been good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce272 View Post
    I just got a box of Corbon .45 +P 230 gr JHP. Haven't had a chance to shoot any yet.

    I have a 1911 5" if this helps. Anyone have any experience with this stuff.

    Thanks in advance,

    Bruce
    Hot, hits hard, lots of shock, blows stuff up real well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce272 View Post
    I just got a box of Corbon .45 +P 230 gr JHP. Haven't had a chance to shoot any yet.

    I have a 1911 5" if this helps. Anyone have any experience with this stuff.

    Thanks in advance,

    Bruce
    I carry the same ammo in my lil PT-145 no probs at all.

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    Standard Corbon is more like +P, and +P corbon is more like +P+. Its some wicked stuff, but sure is good at going bang everytime.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce272 View Post
    Thanks guys,

    That's kind of what I thought. Although, I didn't expect to hear a general consensus about recoil. So far, 30 years or so, I haven't found anything I put thru my .45 that felt unpleasant. What I do find objectionable is shooting full loads of .357 Mag from a 4" Python a friend owns.
    My 1911(Colt) started out as a stock mod. 70 Gold Cup. After extensive alterations by the late Austin Behlert, which does include a shock buffer along with pretty heavy Wolfe springs, I guess the pistol can handle it.
    I'll be going to the range one night this week and I'll let you know.

    Again, many thanks for a fast and usefull response.

    Bruce
    Wow, I had forgotten about Austin. I bought a new Gold Cup in the late 70's that to say the best of it was "it will make a good boat anchor". I was so disappointed with it I was just going to trade it off when a friend said "send it to Behlert". I did and when it came back the anchor was a race horse. I don't know what he did but it was a Phoenix upon its return. 28 years later I still regret selling that pistol. Is his company still around?

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    Yes....use it.....it is good stuff.....
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    Same ammo I have in my EDC (Springfield XD). Hot rounds, and they have a larger than normal flash when night shooting.

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