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Posted: 6/4/2001 6:22:17 PM EDT
I am new to the .45 auto and just recently got a Para-Ord single stack LDA. I know this gun got rave reviews and I also know that some like it and some don't. For me, it shoots great and handles very nicely. I also got it for $499 NIB which is a real bargain. I use Pro Load .40 in my other pistols and it functions perfectly each and every time. Never a MF. I picked up some 230 gr. JHP +P from Pro Load and the pistol has a very annoying MF with it. Basically, it will fire but will sometimes eject the empty and the slide will lock back. ????? Sometimes it does not and it works fine. For me though...........anytime there is a "sometime" is too many times for me. Is this because of the load being hot or do I have a slide stop issue or what? Again, being new to the 1911 I need your advice. The weapon functions to perfection with ball ammo.
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I use 185gr +P JHP Gold Dots from Georgia Arms in my Sig P220, Ruger P90, and Ruger P97 with nary a malfunction.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:27:45 PM EDT
I use Federal Hydroshocks in my Sig P245.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:27:53 PM EDT
I carry 200 gr +P GoldDots in my Glock 36 and Kimber Compact Stainless. My Kimber had the same problem as your Para. The rounds in the magazine were bumping the slide stop on the way up. I replaced the slide stop with one from Wilson Combat...problem solved. Bradd
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:41:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bradd D: I carry 200 gr +P GoldDots in my Glock 36 and Kimber Compact Stainless. My Kimber had the same problem as your Para. The rounds in the magazine were bumping the slide stop on the way up. I replaced the slide stop with one from Wilson Combat...problem solved. Bradd
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They make a detent drilling bit to use in order to correct this problem. I took the safety off of gun, pulled out the plunger tube guts, and drilled a very small detent in my kimber's slide stop. no more problems. ronnie
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:49:26 PM EDT
Thanks BraddD. Kinda makes me feel stupid but when I examined a bit closer it was evident by the copper trail on the slide stop that those big Gold Dot 230s were bumping it when the pistol tried to chamber next rd. Upon inserting a mag very slowly it is obvious that you are correct. Easy to fix. Thanks. Does anyone use Pro Load products?
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:49:54 PM EDT
Golden Sabers 185 gr+p
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:56:16 PM EDT
What is that ammo manufactured out of San Antonio, Texas that explodes on impact ? Have any of you seen it at the gun shows ?
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:00:23 PM EDT
I use Federal 230gr Hydrashocks both in my Glock 30 and my Para 14-45 with excellent results.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:02:46 PM EDT
Federal HydraShocks 230gr. In all my .45ACPs, all lengths, revolver and semiauto. Perfect function through more than 1500 rounds over twelve or thirteen years.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:03:58 PM EDT
.230 Federal Hydrashoks in my H&K USP .45
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:15:13 PM EDT
I have found that 230gr Hydrashoks are the best as far as reliable feeding goes. The standard rounds do lose their jacket though. Try to find the LE bonded version. The 230gr Winchester Ranger SXT give excellent performance, but you need to make sure they work in your pistol.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:21:24 PM EDT
HK full - Corbon 230 gr +p HK compact - Corbon 185 gr +p
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:24:02 PM EDT
230 grain fmj. look a good solid hit with this and its bye bye to the bad guy. i dont need no stinking hollowpoints
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:28:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2001 7:26:58 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
Thankfully, I haven't had to "use" any ammo for defensive use. My Kimber Custom Classic Stainless is loaded with Federal Hydrashocks. Check out [url]http://www.1911forum.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi[/url] for all you want to know about 1911 guns.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:37:12 PM EDT
Winchester Silvertips or Golden Saber [sniper] [b]The Sniper
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:39:16 PM EDT
Another vote for the 230 gr Hydrashoks, penetration and accuracy are great. Jim
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I use Winchester Ranger SXT 230 grain jacketed hollow point.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:43:32 PM EDT
.45 Hi-Power from [url]www.aguilaammo.com[/url]
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:44:34 PM EDT
230 Fed Hyd Shock. Heavy Bullet, fast expansion.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 7:45:59 PM EDT
230-grain Hydrashok. DON'T use ball ammo, it tends to overpentrate and doesn't crush nearly as much tissue as a good hollowpoint.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 8:04:16 PM EDT
CorBon 185 gr +P Kick ass..... :) My Kimber loves em.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 8:13:48 PM EDT
MAG SAFE SWAT LOAD (68grain @ 2300fps i think) AND CORBON 185-200 gr ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 8:16:02 PM EDT
I witnessed a one shot stop of a 250lb 6ft man with a center mass shot using a Mag-Safe SWAT load....they are WICKED to say the least!
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Federal EFMJ (expanding full metal jacket) The EVIL STATE OF NEW JERSEY does not allow hollowpoints. (actually it's really a misnomer but would make things rough in the public relations arena if you ever had to shoot someone) Eric the Ammoman has it in stock: [url]www.ammoman.com[/url]
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 8:54:45 PM EDT
Federal 230 grain hydra shok in a Colt Government.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 9:05:00 PM EDT
Federal Hydrashocks, 230 gr. in my Govt 1911
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230gr Hydrashocks 185gr Silvertips in the house
Link Posted: 6/5/2001 6:56:16 AM EDT
Federal 230 gr Hydrashoks. When Federal changed the shape of the bullet (7-8 years ago?) it was hanging up on me. I was having failures to feed, half way into the chamber. I thought it was the ramp, but when I checked the inside of the chamber it was rough as heck on top. (Thanks Colt, nice quality control jackasses). I caught my ever because of all the copper smears. I needed a strong light to see that it was like 1600 grit sandpaper in there. I had to polish it smooth on top, and it is fine now.
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[Last Edit: 6/6/2001 9:38:39 AM EDT by Sukebe]
My dept. issues Federal 230grn. Hydrashoks. We've had 6 officer involved shootings since we made the transition to semi-autos 10 years ago. 5 were one shot stops(4 died). 1 was a 2 shot stop(also died). The 45 auto with this round is a good man stopper. So out of 6 shootings(that I can recall) with this round 5 died total rounds fired, 7. As with any type of round shot placement is critical. It's not that our guys are great shots. These were all within 7ft. We train in the Tac-Tac method(when we train) so the number of one shot shootings has raised some ?s with our trainers. The real problem is we don't train we only shoot a qualification course once a year. The trainers won't admit thats a problem but it is. Edited to answer some obvious questions from P.O.s
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I use Remington Golden Sabre 185gr because: 1. I like'em 2. I don't like the way copper jacketed bullets deform when "squished" in my gun. I mean the round on the top of the magazine hits the slide when mag is inserted, smashing the hollowpoint from round to oblong.
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 10:07:46 AM EDT
230 gr. gold dots in an HK 45.F idaho-ar15
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 10:16:14 AM EDT
Golden Saber 185 gr. +P here too. Also Speer Gold Dot.
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 10:31:35 AM EDT
I stick with Federal Hydro-Shoks in all calibers, and the 230 in .45 has always worked in all my 45's.
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 10:48:55 AM EDT
I don't use any +P in my Colt 1991A. I practice with 230 Gr. Ball. Use only Colt or USGI Contract (Mfr. 8R611) magazines. 2 Magazines I keep loaded with 5 rounds of Federal Hyra-Shok or Remington Golden Sabre (Both 185 Gr.). My real inside house weapon though is an Ithaca Model 37 M&P, 8 shot 12 Gauge loaded with #4 Buck. (We used this in Vietnam also - Along with 00 Buck and Fletchetts).
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Ranger 230gr +P
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 3:43:36 PM EDT
hydrashocks, gold dots or winchester ranger sxt, in g-30 and g-21.
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 3:52:08 PM EDT
230 gr Hydra-shock in Colt Officers ACP LW enhanced.
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fed hydra shoks 165grn light recoil.
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 7:58:04 PM EDT
I just got my Ruger P97 a few weeks ago-my first .45. I like it a lot. I've tried mostly target ammo: CCI,Winchester,Magtech(?). Everything so far has been reliable. What I need to know is what defensive round gives off the least amount of flash. This is important, considering most shootings occur under low light conditions.Any help?
Link Posted: 6/7/2001 4:08:01 AM EDT
My Grandfather said 230 FMJ worked just fine ! I think with the .45ACP, bullet selection isn't a big deal. I'd feel well armed with my 200gr. cast lead semi waddcutter IPSC load. I use 230gr.Federal hydrashok or Golden Saber 185 gr. +P. I like the Speer Gold Dot for handloads. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/015/FO/id/5F/u570578.jpg[/img]
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