Recommended Ammo for 45 1911?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by Spur1911, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Spur1911

    Spur1911 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2016
    I am still less than a year into the 1911 game. My trips to the range are definitely better with this platform.

    I recently picked up a Baer UTC in 45 ACP and was looking for a decent, consistent production ammunition to maximize target shooting accuracy of the pistol at the range. I'm
    looking for suggestions based on experience.

  2. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2015
    What distance are you shooting and what type of groups are you looking to achieve?
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  3. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 3, 2015
    the gun is so accurate,I do not think ammo is a real issue unless you are shooting long distances over 25 yards
    a name brand 230 gr fmj ammo(brass cased of course) will serve you well.

    I have use dblazer brass, geco,spear,ame eagle and armscor with out issue
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  4. mikegalway

    mikegalway Never underestimate the power of bacon Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    If you're near a Cabellas , Herters is relatively inexpensive and I've never had an issue with it .
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  5. tiburonaz

    tiburonaz Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 10, 2016
    Congrats on the Baer-it will serve you well!

    Lot's of factory .45 ACP out there cheaper than it has been for a long time right now. Check out Targetsports:

    S&B $259.80 shipped
    CCI Brass Blazer $279.80 shipped
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  6. Spur1911

    Spur1911 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2016
    I'm shooting 10-25 yards at the range (indoor). Would a 3 inch grouping at 20 yards be a reasonable objective? I shoot semi regularly, but not thousands on top of thousands for any particular pistol in a year. I'm not a competition shooter, just recreational, but I enjoy making the tight groups, which are much more realistic with a 1911 in my hand.
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  7. Spur1911

    Spur1911 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2016
    Thanks. I've used Herters for other pistols. I think S&B makes that ammo for Cabellas as a "private label" offering.
  8. mikegalway

    mikegalway Never underestimate the power of bacon Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    That's right .
  9. rod442

    rod442 Active Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Ill shoot just about anything, new, reman, aluminum case, brass coated steel case, cheap, or not....

    What I DONT like, is WWB (Winchester white box). It shoots ok, just DIRTY. come home all black everywhere. Don't wear a white shirt when shooting it.

    So, I don't buy it anymore.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017
  10. Mike A

    Mike A America I'll stand by you. Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    I have been using the PPU 230gr FMJ for both practice & Carry. I like PPU for
    it's clean burn & it's reliable in all my 45acp pistols. We have used there ammo
    for well over 25 years & have not had 1 misfire yet.

    Ammo like the 100/200 round White boxes of Winchester from Wal-Mart is so
    filthy it requires a tear down. Using clean ammo & the ammo you will carry
    makes sense to me. After a long while we come to believe in our weapon &
    ammo. I believe this trust is important to the way we feel in a survival or Combat
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  11. 605atthe wheels

    605atthe wheels In the staging lanes Supporting Addict

    Oct 19, 2012
    Freedom, clean accurate no issues, 9,10,& ,45acp
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  12. rglassma

    rglassma Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2014
    I've used S&B, Magtech, Herters, Fiocchi all successfully. Don't like WWB either. I also wouldn't use Perfecto in 45. Don't like that either. It is cheap, but not real accurate in my opinion.
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