Low Flash Powder?

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    Low Flash Powder?

    I was at a relatively dim range a couple weeks ago and noticed that 230grain Hydrashoks had excessive flash from a 4.1 and 5 inch barreled 1911s. Chuck Taylor's book Combat Handgunnery mentions this for hydrashoks as well. (wish I would have seen that before I reliability tested that load for 2 1911s!).

    I know that Corbon touts low flash powder in their ammo, does anyone here know of any other manufacturers that do so?
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    Yep - seems H'shocks are among worst for flash.

    I don't know whether it is made a sales pitch but for me anyways - Gold Dots are well muted for flash and IMO very acceptable.
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    Ditto Chris on the Gold Dot...not too much lighting up of the night sky.

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    Corbons seem pretty flashy at night too

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    Hornady's TAP ammo is supposed to have low-flash powder. I'll see if I can shoot some this next weekend and find out.

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the input.
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    Golden sabres are supposed to have
    flash supressed powders but the
    357's i tried were really bright.
    This was thru my 3" 65-3 on a dim
    indoor range,i like the Federal
    classic 357 125gr jhp's in this gun
    as a carry load.I tried hornady
    140gr 357 and they only had a small
    red-orange flash that was pretty dim.

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