i really think its just the hollow points the regular fmjs feed great every time with all 8 rounds in the mag it probily just needs to break in before i use my other ammo. but hell fmj was good enough for my great granddaddy in europe and my granddaddy in korea so i might just stick with that
Exactly! 1911's were designed to run on ball ammunition, and even an occasional FTF (using HP's) could be catastrophic in a fight.
I don't believe over-penetration is a concern either. There are too many variables for accuracy alone. Any miss is a bigger concern for most folks, and all hits, with any caliber, are going to be "thru and thru" when placement is in the arm or neck. Information for the penetration on .45 ACP in .230 grain, FMJ in flesh is anecdotal at best and usually involves reports on deer kills, or other animals of size. Many reports put the .45 at 12-18 inches of penetration. I personally put down two stray buck goats on our farm. They had invaded our herd of registered goats, and I had no idea what diseases they brought with them. The smaller buck was thru and thru, while the larger buck did not have an exit wound. Both were heart shots from about ten yards.
I don't mean to take this thread off track, but the arguments against using ball ammunition, the very bullet for which JMB built the 1911, are weak. It always amazes me that so many folks pour huge sums of money into good 1911's and then start modifying them to make them run right with rounds other than FMJ. It just ain't right, and JMB should be here to tell ya' so! :lol: