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Posted: 12/29/2002 3:47:47 PM EDT
I picked up a Kimber Eclipse Custom II yesterday and was wondering if I can use +P ammo in it.  The owners manual says nothing about +P, so I'm not sure.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 3:58:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2002 4:00:19 PM EDT by 308wood]
the short answer is yes with a new more powerfull spring.  the long answer can be found at real guns.
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Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:16:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:41:09 PM EDT
Thanks for the input gentlemen.  I don't plan on using +P in this gun.  I was just curious since the manual had no mention of it.  That was some very interesting reading 308wood.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:54:45 PM EDT
Very interesting reading, 308. Do you have any personal 45 Super experience? The round seems like a neat idea for certain applications.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 5:05:47 PM EDT
i converted my kimber to shoot 45 super.
it is a neat round.

i have shot a grand total of 4 white tailed deer two with 230g hydashocks and two with speer 200g "flying ashtrays"  loaded in .45 super.  i can't say one was anymore effective than the other.  all the deer were shot in the chest and went down hard.  they struggled for a moment but had no hope of finding their feet.  it's kind of like the 40sw vs the 10mm.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 5:29:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:54:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 308wood:
i converted my kimber to shoot 45 super.
it is a neat round.

i have shot a grand total of 4 white tailed deer two with 230g hydashocks and two with speer 200g "flying ashtrays"  loaded in .45 super.  i can't say one was anymore effective than the other.  all the deer were shot in the chest and went down hard.  they struggled for a moment but had no hope of finding their feet.  it's kind of like the 40sw vs the 10mm.



Thanks for the reply. Deer hunting was one of the uses I had in mind for the 45 Super. I've got a 5" Series 1 that would be perfect for the task. How many rounds of Super have you fired? Any detrimental effect on your Kimber? I can recall stories of Delta Elite 10mm Colts being reduced to slag. I doubt I would fire enough 45 Super to hurt the gun though, it would be carried in deer/hog country more than anything.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:41:03 AM EDT
i forgot to mention the range was about 10-20 yds.  we do a lot of tower stand hunting in Texas and it's no trick to shoot a doe out of a tower.  that's why i use a pistol.  they are shot for heard management and food.

i have fired about 100 rounds with no ill effects.  a buddy turned me on to the S&W 629 revolvers so now that's what i "pop" doe with.  for hunting and the money i don't think you can beat a .44 plus cal wheel gun.  you can ofcource shoot magnums or specials and the specials have no more kick than you .45ACP.  you can find them at gun shows for $300-400 but that's much more than an $8.00 spring.    

if i remember the Colt Deltas  were torn up by being subjected to the "old" 10mm loading which was much hotter than the current stuff.  
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:47:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 308wood:
for hunting and the money i don't think you can beat a .44 plus cal wheel gun.  you can ofcource shoot magnums or specials and the specials have no more kick than you .45ACP.  you can find them at gun shows for $300-400 but that's much more than an $8.00 spring.    




Yeah, I've got a 4" M629, good point. I do love the 1911 though! Thanks for the info.
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