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If I convert my 1911 what should the new caliber be?

Poll ended at Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:21 pm

.38 Super
2
10%
9mm
1
5%
10mm
4
20%
.45ACP
7
35%
Some really stupid & esoteric caliber that fits
4
20%
Magic Browning, er Brownies
2
10%
 
Total votes: 20

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Re: Should I convert my 1911?

Post by SoupOrMan » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:26 pm

The only time it doesn't misfeed is when I run Remington's 155gr JHP. 180 FMJ just doesn't like to feed in it, whether new ammo or reloads. 155 is kind of loud and expensive, though.
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Re: Should I convert my 1911?

Post by BDK » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:05 pm

A) Talk to STI but

B: Most competition shooters run 40s "loaded long" as range guns - and AAA makes factory reloads in long loaded 40.

C) 10MM.

Not worth the headache and expense over just buying a new gun for 38Super.

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Re: Should I convert my 1911?

Post by HTRN » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:47 pm

What brand of mags are you Using? Wilson combat, mechanical gar, mcormock?

It could be the ramp angle is wrong, but considering this is sti, I think that this the least likely option.

Finally, there's the possibility of extractor issues, which is what I would check if your using quality mags. Which means a caliber change isn't gonna do squat to fix the problem. An Aftec extractor is what I would buy before spending money on a barrel.
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Re: Should I convert my 1911?

Post by SoupOrMan » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:30 pm

I want to say they're Checkmates right off the top of my head, but I'll have to look.
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Re: Should I convert my 1911?

Post by HTRN » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:05 pm

Wilson combat or Mccormick, or if you need something else, metal form.
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Re: Should I convert my 1911?

Post by BDK » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:48 pm

Most USPA shooters I know run Tripp mags. Odds are, they work well for 40 - at least loaded long.

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Re: Should I convert my 1911?

Post by PawPaw » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:41 pm

HTRN wrote:Wilson combat or Mccormick,
+1. I run McCormicks, myself. I got a bunch of them on sale at Brownells several years ago.
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Re: Should I convert my 1911?

Post by blackeagle603 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:04 am

What? No .400 Corbon?

Ok, so I guess that leaves me voting for weird and esoteric -- but .400 Corbon is my bucket list (got a nice running Norinco earmarked for the project).
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Re: Should I convert my 1911?

Post by Windy Wilson » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:22 am

I voted .45ACP, but barring that, maybe 9mm.
I've only shot 9mm in Glock and Steyer GB, never a 1911, so I don't have any real first hand experience with my recommendation, so I'll defer to anyone with experience.
I've only had FTF with reloads (not mine, commercial ones), never with factory ammo.
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Re: Should I convert my 1911?

Post by Guncrazy » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:30 am

Huh...I was just going through my reloading stuff last week, and discovered that I have RCBS dies for .400 Corbon.

And I have no recollection of ever buying them...

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