Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Rugerlvr, Sep 8, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Rugerlvr

    Rugerlvr Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,145
    Location:
    Utah
    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.
     
  2. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    4,097
    You will be fine.
     
  3. jaholder1971

    jaholder1971 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,302
    Location:
    thehighroad.us
    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.
     
  4. EHL

    EHL Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    647
    Location:
    Tulsa OK
    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
     
  5. Frog48

    Frog48 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Messages:
    2,201
    Location:
    Somewhere down in Texas
    You're good to go.

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

    Snapping Twig Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2007
    Messages:
    655
    Steel frame, good-to-go.

    Alloy frame, not so much.

    You'll be fine.
     
  7. MICHAEL T

    MICHAEL T Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    6,011
    Location:
    outback Kentucky
    Shoot them up
     
  8. nalioth

    nalioth Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,841
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    I can see adding the spring.

    What's the 'sHock buffer" do?
     
  9. XDKingslayer

    XDKingslayer member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,811
    Location:
    Port Charlotte, Fl.
    I wouldn't chance it. Send it to me for proper disposal.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page