.45 ACP load in Kimber 1911

.45 ACP load in Kimber 1911

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    .45 ACP load in Kimber 1911

    Spent the afternoon at the range with my son, great day of shooting and fun! We found a great load for the Kimber 1911. I saw this in a gun rag, and although it is a little under beginning data for this powder, the authors found it very reliable with slide cycling and accuracy in 3 different 1911's. 4.0 grains of TiteGroup with a 200 grain SWC proved 100% reliable in the Kimber, and very accurate. Shooting at 15 yards off a rest, we shot several 4 shot groups with 3 making one ragged hole, and a couple 4 shot one ragged hole groups. Several that didn't produce that type of accuracy were very tight, and most fliers were called. But the best thing of all? Spending time with my son!
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    Sounds like a nice load what's felt recoil like? My son and I ... he's 8 and loves to shoot but recoil scares him a bit , we are always screwing around with different recipe. Right now I'm doing 200grain lswc and 5g of unique very accurate in both my warrior and my Dw valor

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    In the solid stainless steel Kimber, this load is very soft. The magazine authors chronographed the loads at 730 to 740 fps, depending on the exact gun they were shooting. We also had some loads with 200 grain Hornady XTP JHP with 5.2 grains of Bullseye, and the TiteGroup load was definitely milder. One thing to watch with the 200 grain SWC is OAL cartridge length, as it has a long nose.

    Glad to see you're shooting with your son.
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    4 grains is at the low end for sure. My Glock would not function until I got to 4.5 grain. Even that was light. Glad it worked out for you. And yes, with the son makes it 10X better.

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