Defensive Carry banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
216 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
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?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
25,483 Posts
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.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
143,573 Posts
Ditto Chris on the Gold Dot...not too much lighting up of the night sky. :biggrin2:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,752 Posts
Speer Gold Dots
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
73 Posts
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.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top