9mm Plinking Ammo

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hunt5877, May 26, 2019.

What's your go to grain for your 1911

  1. 115

    47.4%
  2. 124

    31.6%
  3. 147

    21.1%
  1. Hunt5877

    Hunt5877 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 27, 2019
    So I buy a few thousand rounds of ammo every year for 5.56, 45 and 9mm getting ready to place another replenishment order and am rethinking my 9 go to. I typically stock up on 147 grain Speer to hit hard and run well suppressed through multiple host, pistols, SBR's and 1911. So curious aside from the capability to suppress better with a can and 147 subs what do y'all pick up the most for your 1911's? Any concerns about running the heavier 9's through a 1911 long term?
     
  2. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    I like 124's but I'm only running it on the 1911 platform, I don't like 147's and their flat nose, I've had some sporadic feeding issues in the past
     

  3. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    I run 115 gr FMJ 9mm ammo, for range ammo, thru my 1911's exclusively...4" & 5" 1911's ( the 5" 1911 in 9mm is my carry gun)... but i run the same ammo as well in my Sig 226 & 239.....

    I have no reservations about running 147gr defensive ammo thru any of my guns ...
     
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  4. Mercury

    Mercury Active Member

    38
    Oct 27, 2011
    I use 115 gr for target and plinking because it is frequently less expensive, but I do prefer the 147 grain. Sometimes the 147 gr ammo is the same price or close in price to the 115 and I'll buy that.
    I don't think that you have anything to worry about with shooting the heavier bullet in a 1911, it was made to handle 230 gr .45 ammo and will easily give more than a lifetime of use in 9mm.
     
  5. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016

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