What would you do?


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netsurf12
April 18, 2011, 11:37 AM
So, I picked up some round nose lead 45 acp ammo for my HK and after stopping home before the range I read that I should not be using non-jacketed rounds due to the barrel on my hk.

So, now I have around 150 rounds of this stuff and I can't really use it.

I tried a few mags and checked out the barrel and it did seem to leave a visible amount of lead behind. So, I quit shooting it and cleaned it out when I got hom.

So, being a "I just need one more" guy, I'm looking to find a gun for my ammo :)

I'm planning on reloading anyways, so I'm telling myself I can just buy a gun to shoot this stuff, have a new toy and have some more 45 cases to reload.

My HK is a USP Compact Tactical (threaded barrel)

What would you get? New Barrel for my HK that's not threaded. Or another 45.

I was thinking of getting a full frame 1911, since I don't own one yet.

Any suggestions for a 1911?

I usually don't buy guns I need to replace, and I don't mind paying a little extra to get something that's nice. I just don't want to break the bank on a 3k 1911 for my first foray into them.

Suggestions?

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InkEd
April 18, 2011, 11:47 AM
Lead down the barrel of most semi-autos isn't the best thing. If it's only a 150 rounds, you'll probably be okay with your H&K, just be sure to clean it well.

Now, if you want a nice 1911 for reasonable price, then it is tough to beat the offerings from Springfield Armory. The Mil-Spec, Loaded or new Range Officer models all give you alot for your money and equally they are well made. I prefer full size 5" barrel 1911s.

If you want to shoot lead .45acp ammo, look into a .45acp S&W revolver. I think it's the model 625.

netsurf12
April 18, 2011, 12:36 PM
I'll start checking out the Springfield's. Being new to the 1911 I'm still not sure what manufacturers are decent and what ones to avoid.

Thank you

MachIVshooter
April 19, 2011, 02:19 AM
Shoot it, keep an eye on the barrel leading, and clean it REALLY WELL before shooting jacketed ammo.

I shoot lead through poly barrels all the time, just follow the above mantra. I use a SS brush to get the lead out. The only gun I didn't ever do it with was my Desert Eagle. With them, it's not the poly rifling, but the gas system you have to worry about.

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