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What guns have failed with HP ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jiminhobesound, May 12, 2011.

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  1. jiminhobesound

    jiminhobesound Member

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    A lot of discussion on hard ball HP feed reliability so What is your experience with failures in what gun with what ammo?
     
  2. The-Reaver

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    Saiga 12, Federal 7 1/2 shot.
     
  3. kingpin008

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    I think you misunderstand the question. The OP is asking about handguns that have failed with hollowpoint ammunition.
     
  4. Wil Terry

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    I THINK the first answer makes as much sense as the question.
     
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    My 1st gen Sigma .40. I had to get the feed ramp milled and polished.
     
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    Define fail. You mean break down? I have never heard of any quality made handgun breaking with any factory loaded ammo unless there was a serious material or manufacturing flaw in the gun.
     
  7. txhoghunter

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    Glock 19....failed to fire, light primer strike on a Gold Dot
     
  8. pikid89

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    i think its near impossible to just up and say this gun wont use hollow point ammo

    it really comes down to each individual gun as rather than the model as a group
    as well as certiain hollow point models

    my LCP wouldnt feed Speer Gold Dots reliably but it ate Hornady TAP all day everyday...
     
  9. pioneer461

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    I've never had any kind of failure with HP ammo.
     
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    "my LCP wouldnt feed Speer Gold Dots reliably but it ate Hornady TAP all day everyday..."

    And my LCP feeds Gold Dots fine. I think it depends on the individual gun.
     
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    Old gi model 1911 failed to feed a hydroshock tried a different mag and it works fine now.
     
  12. rcmodel

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    Seeing as how JHP pistol ammo was only invented in the 1970's, and only came into widespread use after that.

    Just about any semi-auto made before 1980 is likely to have feed problems with some brands of JHP ammo, unless it has been modified to work with it since then.

    Prior to that, FMJ-RN was the de facto standard bullet shape for semi-auto pistols, cause that's all they made.

    But we are now into the third or forth generation of JHP bullet designs, and some brands feed as well as FMJ-RN in anything.

    You just need to try it and see.

    rc
     
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    My 70 series Combat Commander does not like the old CCI 200 grain 'flying ashtrays'. My Glock gobbles them with no problem, but the Colt nada. Every other round, jam-o-matic!

    I purchased a case of the rounds when CCI discontinued them about 4-5 years ago.
     
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    old 1911 pistols would not feed hollowpoints without modifications.

    Basically, any gun that was produced before hollowpoints became common is going to be suspect.
     
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    thats exactly what i was trying to say....my second LCP will take the gold dots just fine as well
     
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    HP bullets

    I never had any problems with rounds in my glock 19. And cz 75 they shoot well and without any problems.
     
  17. Kleanbore

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    rcmodel nailed it.

    According to a paper linked by Chuck Hawks:

    Lugers, the Walther P-38, Lahti, LLama, and Tokarevs in 9MM generally give trouble with most JHP rounds.

    The Beretta Brigadier Model 1951, Browning Hi Powers w/o the "Portugal" inscription, the Colt Series 70 9MM, and the Smith and Wesson Models 39, 59 and similar models are "picky."​

    This is not complete. See this for more. Page down to "Table of 9MM Pistols", and also see under .45 ACP ball.
     
  18. Smokey in PHX

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    I I have been lucky. I have several old pistols that were particular with the foder fed to them but by trying different types of hollow point ammo I was fine. One required a little polishing the others a dfferent ammo.
     
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    My CZ50 does not like HP ammo. Runs just fine on ball.....chris3
     
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    My Charles Daly 1911 will not feed anything except ball ammo for the first 4 rounds of a magazine. Even with Wilson magazines.
     
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    Gold Dot .45acp HP's wouldn't work in my old Kimber and Hornady's 115 gr. Critical Def. don't feed in my old CZ 75B.
     
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    Early Sig P6s won't fire HPs without changing the shape and angle of the feed ramp. You can get this done for around $40 to 50 by several shops.
     
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    I bought a Mk 4/Series 70 in 1976 that would only feed hardball ammo. I sent it off to Jim Clark for a rebuild/modifications.

    After that it fed everything. Before that, it would feed a beer bottle about as well as it would feed a hollow point.
     
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    My old Colt 1911 is particular to FMJ, as was my Sig Dark Elite. In the 9mm realm the only one I had problems with was a S&W Sigma and it was more the lips on the magazines.
     
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    What is a Hard Ball Hollow Point????
     
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