View Full Version : Shooting jacketed hallow point through PT1911
21st January 2007, 02:40
Hey guys I recently bought a pt1911 and it has been shooting great with no hiccups for several hundred rounds using full metal jacket, but the other day I bought some Remington jacketed hallow points and the gun would jam just about every other round in between the magazine and the barrel entry. It was only with the hallow point. All I would have to do is slide the round slightly back so that it would catch and load into chamber but this still isn't right. Has anyone had any problems shooting hallow point with theirs, or does anyone have any suggestions why hallow point would get jammed like that? The gun has been cleaned and lubed properly after every shooting just to let you know.
Also I took a couple of kinda cool pictures of my pt1911, it's pretty standard but I know everyone likes pictures so I thought I'd try it.
21st January 2007, 11:37
Markus, congrats on the new PT1911! My PT1911 feeds the Remington 230gr JHP reliably. Maybe the feed ramp is a little rough on yours? If it is rough you may want to try polishing it (look around for some instructions online) or if your not comfortable with that send it to a qualified gunsmith. If you do decide to do yourself DO NOT OVERDUE IT! There are a few other reasons HP ammo won't feed in a 1911 but this is usually the culprit with a new 1911 in my experience.
21st January 2007, 11:46
Nothing coarser than 1000-grit sandpaper, Markus123. 2000-grit if you can get it (auto parts stores are an excellent source!). Take a small piece, wrapped around your index finger, and use that to polish the surface.
With that being said, have you tried other branded JHP rounds?
21st January 2007, 14:17
Mine fed Speer Golddot, Federal HST and Corbon 185 gr. JHP's without any malfunctions one day one. I have since fired Remington Goldensabre JHP's in both 185 and 230 gr. without any problems as well as Speer 200 gr. "flying ashtray" JHP's. Like others have said, use some ultra fine emory cloth and polish (not cut) the feed ramp to make sure there are no burs or machine marks in it.
22nd January 2007, 08:26
I've had no issues with the Hornady XTPs in my Pt 1911.
22nd January 2007, 12:36
Congrats on the new purchase Markus. Cool pics too! :D
First off, before you start modifying the gun, try some other brands as well as a different magazine. I would also suggest, if you really want to use the Remington's, is try another box from a different lot. I say this in particular to Remington's as I've had more problems with their .380, 9mm and .45's with OAL (Overall length) than any other manufacturer.
You may have just gotten a bad box, or your pistol just might need a bit of tweaking. Always try different mags and ammo first though.
My PT has a few hundred rounds of Winchester 230gr. hollow points with zero problems, however, since I'm not a believer in the whole transfer of energy thing and more a believer in penetration, I only shot the few that I did to ensure functionality if I were ever to run out of FMJ's.
23rd January 2007, 00:59
Try polishing the feed ramp with a couple more hundred rounds of FMJ ball ammo and retry those hollow points, they may just work then. :)
Don't forget to save your brass, they're worth a nickle each. You might need them some time in the future.
24th January 2007, 07:09
way to go markus,i just got my pt 1911 on sunday on monday i was at the indoor gun range testing the function and feed it was reeeel goood.i fired rem jhp,speer flying ashtray,gold dot ect....the accuracy was extremely good. you have made a fine buy and with a little break in and a touch of polishing on the ramp you will have no problems
24th January 2007, 13:44
Of the ammo that I have shot through mine, mostly CCI 200 gr. FMJ's, with a few Federal Hydoshock's, Corebonds, and 147 gr. semi wadcutter reloads, THe only two failure to feeds that I have had is with the semi wadcutter reloads. Just as Likestoshoot said you might try running some more FMJ's through it first and then retrying the hallows before you polish the ramp.
By the way the corebonds really shoot great for my gun.
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