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Old 06-13-2018, 07:31 PM
fmfpacdoc fmfpacdoc is offline
 
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Just wondering. Since these CMP 1911/1911a1's are getting on in age, 70+ years in most cases. What ammo would you shoot, if you shoot at all, would you use. Thinking maybe the commercial ammo available now might be too much chamber pressure or stress the old metal too much. THOUGHTS!
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:01 PM
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Just wondering. Since these CMP 1911/1911a1's are getting on in age, 70+ years in most cases. What ammo would you shoot, if you shoot at all, would you use. Thinking maybe the commercial ammo available now might be too much chamber pressure or stress the old metal too much. THOUGHTS!
Is the metal weaker because it's 100 years old?
Do modern firearms have an expiration date?
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:24 PM
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I would expect that anything that is chamber pressure / velocity of that time period would be the same today as then
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with a common load being the standard military loading of a 230-grain (15 g) FMJ bullet at around 850 ft/s (259 m/s).
(Wikipedia)
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:31 AM
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IIRC, Winchester sells .45 ACP ammo loaded to USGI specifications.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:40 AM
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Cast your own bullets and reload. I've shot cast for decades. Makes shooting the 1911 cheap. As to commercial ammo you will have to try a few different brands to find what yours like the best. Mine likes Sellier and Bellot.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:58 AM
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Simply avoid +P and you will be OK.
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:55 PM
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+1 for ‘rickgman’; what the heck do you need +P for anyway. You already have .45” of heavy lead coming out.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:42 AM
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At this time we do not know if the Army will release and .45 ammo to us.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:49 PM
N8232J N8232J is offline
 
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You do not have to shoot the barrel or recoil spring that comes with the gun you know.

Barrels that are near drop in fit are available, as are any number of spring and spring guides and recoil buffers.

Find a set up that's kind on the frame and slide, shoot the hell out of it, and put back the original parts when you show off your 'CMP1911'.
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:44 PM
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You do not have to shoot the barrel or recoil spring that comes with the gun you know.

Barrels that are near drop in fit are available, as are any number of spring and spring guides and recoil buffers.

Find a set up that's kind on the frame and slide, shoot the hell out of it, and put back the original parts when you show off your 'CMP1911'.
I was thinking the same thing.
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