It is way too windy and dirty to go out to the range today, and I am really bummed out. I had bought several types of hollowpoints to try through my 1911. I have a few hundred FMJ down the tube without any jams, and thought it was ready to pick a defense load so I could start CCW with my new pistol.
It is a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec .45 ACP. What I did (because I was totally bored) was load each type of hollowpoint in the Wilson Combat 47-D mag (that is what I intend to use for carry) and loaded the pistol to 8+1. Then I proceeded to forcefully rack the slide to the rear and let it strip out of my hand and slam shut, attempting to simulate firing the pistol. I know this doesn't simulate the forces of actually pulling the trigger, but I was wondering if this was any indication of how things will feed when I actually do get to go shooting and try it out.
I tried 4 brands of hollowpoints....Speer Gold Dot, Remington Golden Saber, Hornady TAP, and Winchester Supreme Elite. All 230 grain JHP. All four brands fed completely without any trouble or jams, and the slide locked back on empty each time. I was expecting at least one jam from the test, but everything fed and worked as planned.
Can I expect the same findings at the range?
What do you carry in your 1911?
What do you stay away from with your 1911?
Thanks for any feedback.
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