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9th February 2005, 23:47
Hi everyone! I just recently purchased a new Springfield 1911 A-1 Mil Spec (PB9151L). I'm looking forward to trying it out at the range very soon. I feel very lucky that I stumbled across this website......what a wealth of info (especially for a relatively inexperienced shooter like myself). From reading some of the older threads I see that it is probably a good idea to break the gun in using fmj rounds. But what about +p rounds? Is this gun capable of safely handling them or should I stay away from them for any reason? I read the instruction manual and I don't recall any mention of it. What do you all think?
10th February 2005, 02:51
Hi and welcome!!! I would probably read through the intruction book again to make sure, as I cannot recall either, but most firearms today can handle the +p ratings, and besides with what they cost most people cannot afford to go plinking with them all of the time. FMJs are what a lot of manufacturers recommend shooting to break in the gun. Enjoy!!!
10th February 2005, 05:31
There is no point in using a +P load in .45 ACP, even though the gun is perfectly able to handle them. Any of the well-known 200-230 gr JHP will do the same job, without being harsh on the pistol.
10th February 2005, 05:38
I agree with John.
10th February 2005, 07:08
I agree with not using +P ammo. Why submit a piece to that kind of abuse? Don't mean to ruffle any feathers.
10th February 2005, 11:01
I would also stay away from steel cased ammo as well. Make sure the cases are brass, as what the gun was designed to handle.
11th February 2005, 10:31
Just wanted to say thanks for the replies. I think i'll probably just stick with the regular stuff then.
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