Is +P ammo ok for 1966 Colt .45

Is +P ammo ok for 1966 Colt .45

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    Is +P ammo ok for 1966 Colt .45

    I just purchased a used Colt 1911 .45 National Match pistol this weekend.

    The pistol is incredibly accurate. I had 7 shots grouped less than an inch.

    By looking up serial number of pistol on internet I found that this pistol was made in 1966.

    Can one shoot +P loads in this weapon?


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    Personally, I would not.

    From CorBon's webiste:
    Ammunition that is rated as +P should only be used in modern firearms in good condition rated for this type of ammunition. Older guns, or guns that you do not know the history of, probably should not be used unless checked carefully by a competent gunsmith.
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    That pistol was built by one of the military arsenals strictly for bullseye competition. The accuracy you experienced is due to the pistol's incredibly tight tolerances.

    No +P diet for this old warhorse! Wadcutters or standard velocity hardball only!

    BTW, nice find! Far too many of these pistols were turned in as surplus and torched. What a waste!


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    Thanks for the sound advice guys! No +P for this beast.

    I absolutely love this pistol. Incredibly accurate! There is absolutely no play along slide. I fired about 150 rounds, normal 230 g hardball this weekend, and it performed flawlessly.


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    That's a fine pistol. Be a shame to batter it to death with +P loads.

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    G36 That is one sweet find! In the 60's I was issued two of them, wile on a post pistol team, they were top of the line and a wonder to use. Just wish I could find one now!! Ill bet they dont give them away.


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    Wow, what a great find!

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    I saw the weapon last week. I asked my wife, er... I mean I told my wife, I was going to purchase a new firearm.

    Thus, I went and purchased it Saturday. I paid $800.

    I think that was a good price

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    Thus, I went and purchased it Saturday. I paid $800.

    I think that was a good price
    Yes, indeed, that was a good price!

    How about some pics?


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    I'll take some pictures tonight, and see about posting them tomorrow

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    We need to see some pics of this fine weapon sooner

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    Here is a pic of the Colt.
    colt45bb.JPG

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    Another pic


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    Could you safely shoot +P thro it , yes you could ( be shure and install a new recoil spring first tho ) . Should you , NO , not only no but HELL NO . +p will batter the pistol worse and imho offers little if any advantage in .45acp . The main gains are on Recoil , Muzzle blast , and pistol wear . All 3 of the above are increased . You have a nice old tackdriver there , just stoke it with good standard velocity hp ammo and enjoy it .

    Just my opinion others may differ .
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    Beautiful Colt!

    What you have is the predecessor of today's Gold Cups. Those pistols were introduced in 1957 as the Colt Gold Cup National Match (standard catalog item, they were not built by the military), the Gold Cup rollmarkings on the slide did not start until 1970. The pistols were intended for mid-range loads, so I would not let a +p loading near that NM.

    Do you have they original stocks for it?
    FWIW, the 1967 serial number range was, 18750-NM through 25460-NM.
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