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Posted: 12/16/2005 2:26:02 PM EDT
Anyone shoot +P ammo out of their Ultra Carry II? I'm looking at shooting Federal 165 grain +P hydrashocks. I'm wondering if these will be too hard on the alloy frame.
Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:30:15 PM EDT
You might want to check with Kimber on their recommendation whether to use +P ammo in an alloy frame. Personally, I stick to standard velocity stuff in my Ultra Carry. Speer makes a Gold Dot load for short barrels also.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:09:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 5:09:57 AM EDT by poortrader]
I carry speer 200 +p in my Ultra Carry. I was told that the 165 grain was too light and you shouldn't shoot lighter than 185 grain. I have never heard that the Ultra Carry was not rated for +P. I talked to Kimber once about recoil springs, and the guy mentioned that unless you are constantly feeding it +P's you shouldn't go away from the factory weight of the spring. Therefore, I assumed he has no problems with the Ultra Carry shooting +P's.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:42:53 AM EDT
Kimber says no +P right in the manual.

I shot about 60 rounds of +P in mine recently and broke the guide rod assembly. I'm not certain the +P caused the failure, but I'm not taking any chances and am switching back to standard 230g stuff.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:15:16 PM EDT
I would'nt shoot +P in ANY kimber, your asking for breakage.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:36:27 PM EDT
I carry 230gr Hydrashoks in my ultra.

Side bonus is that 230 gr ball ammo is the least expensive .45 ACP, so you can practice with it.

If you want a lighter bullet, try the 185 Silvertip,


Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:11:00 PM EDT
I also use the Gold Dot 200gr +P in my Ultra Carry II. I have fired alot of these through it with no sign of wear.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:10:07 PM EDT
Kimber recomended 185s when I talked to them. I shot Golden Saber 230s +p and they jammed the slide back and bent the slide release. I really had to hit the back of the slide to get it to release.

I usually shoot 230, but the 185 gold dots shoot real well out of it.

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:28:23 PM EDT
I'm in the 230bg Hyrdashock camp - functions flawlessly
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 6:29:40 PM EDT
Sorry for teh typo in the previous message
if I could type - I'd be a genius - I meant to type 230gr Hydrashocks.
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