"Accidentally" bought some .45 ACP +P. Is it safe to shoot in my SA Mil-Spec 1911?


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Rugerlvr
September 8, 2008, 11:10 PM
I have a Springfield Mil-Spec full size 1911.

I picked up some Federal Hydra-shok 185 gr. +P ammo. The SA 1911 manual implies that +P is safe to fire in all of their 5" full size guns, however I've also read that the Mil-Spec has a two-piece fused barrel. Is this +P gonna take it apart?

Should I take the ammo back and pick up some non +P or should I use this ammo?

Thanks for the advice.

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Deer Hunter
September 8, 2008, 11:11 PM
You will be fine.

jaholder1971
September 8, 2008, 11:15 PM
That Mil-spec has same stainless steel barrel and bushing used in SA's TRP line of handguns.

Shoot it, no worries. If you do happen to worry, throw a sHock buffer in and a new 18 pound spring, you'll be Golden.

EHL
September 8, 2008, 11:41 PM
shoot it till the cows come home. I've shot a million +P ammunition out of my Springfield GI and ain't nothin ever happen, except me having a good time!!:D

Frog48
September 8, 2008, 11:45 PM
You're good to go.

I shoot 230 gr Hornady TAP +P through my Springfield GI all the time, and its just fine.

Snapping Twig
September 9, 2008, 02:10 AM
Steel frame, good-to-go.

Alloy frame, not so much.

You'll be fine.

MICHAEL T
September 9, 2008, 01:01 PM
Shoot them up

nalioth
September 9, 2008, 01:30 PM
If you do happen to worry, throw a sHock buffer in and a new 18 pound spring, you'll be Golden. I can see adding the spring.

What's the 'sHock buffer" do?

XDKingslayer
September 9, 2008, 02:20 PM
I wouldn't chance it. Send it to me for proper disposal.

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