This is a subject I thought I understood all to well. Fact #1 the 1911 pistol will only feed 100% with the round nose bullet. This of course is the facts as I have experienced them. Well that's true of my Colt 1911s anyway. If this were true I told myself. Then why is the universe filled with all manor of Flat nose, Soft point, and Hollow Point loads for the 1911? Now you will notice I did not ask about feeding & the 45acp. That is because in the Pistols I have chambered for the 45acp like my Star Firestar & my Sig P250. With these one piece feed ramp pistols they will feed any bullet at all. So with that said. What has been your experience with loads using bullets other than the round nose bullet. I am most interested in experience with loads for carry when it just must feed our you could die.