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Posted: 9/22/2023 8:52:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: DocApocalypse]
So far, my Mil-Spec and my Garrison have been 100% with WWB 230 grain ball and USA Ready flat noses, as well as Blazer brass-cased 230-grain FMJ.  I have not had the time or money to try out a variety of self-defense loads.

I use Ed Brown mags for serious ammo.

That's why I'm starting this thread--please tell your experiences good or bad with different ammo in your Springfields.

Link Posted: 9/22/2023 9:00:34 AM EST
I have a TRP that has yet to have issues with anything.  Various "defensive" loads, cheap bulk of whatever I could find.

I have found with 1911s, most issues seem to be solved with quality mags.  I have had really good luck with Springfield factory mags, but also with Chip McCormicks.
Link Posted: 9/22/2023 9:04:46 AM EST
My Loaded and Range Officer eat everything, including 175, 185 and 200 grain SWCs and the old flying ashtray HPs.
Link Posted: 9/22/2023 9:50:39 AM EST
My Garrison has no issues with 230 grain Freedom Munitions Reman, Federal 230 Hydra Shocks and 230 grain Sig V Crown..
Link Posted: 9/22/2023 1:19:17 PM EST
I've been shooting every kind of ammo imaginable through my Loaded for 15 years with no issues ever.  I do use CMC mags though.
Link Posted: 9/22/2023 2:44:51 PM EST
I carried a Springfield 1911 LW Govt 45 for a duty weapon for a couple of years.

Replaced guide rod with a regular GI from Ed Brown

Had 4 Tripp magazines

Everything worked except first couple hundred rounds
Did not like WWB fmj

For a duty load, I was carrying 230 hydra shocks

I hear the newer Springfield 9mm 1912 have tight chambers
Neighbor bought a chamber reamer and fixed his
Link Posted: 9/22/2023 6:16:49 PM EST
My only Springfield is a Ronin in 9mm. No malfuntion's with any ammo I have feed it.
Link Posted: 9/22/2023 7:23:32 PM EST
My mil spec does not like hollow points.
Link Posted: 9/22/2023 11:41:25 PM EST
My Champion would not run +P HST without a flat firing pin stop.
Link Posted: 9/23/2023 5:02:56 AM EST
I haven't found an ammo/mag combination that my Loaded won't reliably cycle.
Link Posted: 9/23/2023 8:24:16 AM EST
I've never had an ammo concern with a milspec, a loaded SS champion, a MC operator, a loaded, or a LW champion operator.

That's with HST, gold dots, ball, 200gr swc, and 255gr swc.

I typically use Wilson mags or chip McCormicks.
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