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Old 11-01-2015, 07:26 AM   #1
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They recommend 124 grain over 115 grain. What will a 124 do that a 115 doesn't ??
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A little more power to cycle the slide better. I had a 147 gr bullet that was flatter in the nose but that would hang up on the ramp. Gun is a little finicky
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The 115 gr ammo is junk get some ZQ1 or Speer lawman 124 gr.fmj or American eagle fmj 124 gr you will be good to go
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115 grain bullet should have the most velocity and the most footpounds of energy. The downside is it may not penetrate as well as a heavier bullet. A 124 grain bullet has less velocity but is recommended???? I don't understand????
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The 124gr is the original 9mm and some 124s are faster than 115 grs most 115 gr 9mm is very inconsistent in there powder charge
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When you pull the trigger more pressure has to build up in the case to get the heavier bullets moving. This additional pressure helps overcome the stiffness found in new guns, this is why I always use the heaviest bullets I can find to help break guns. When I broke in my Sig P938 and other 9mm's I used nothing but 147 gr. loads.
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I'm learning slowly why some of yer solos don't work he he
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:37 AM   #8
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Check out this site, its really cool.
Click cartridge type, bullet weight, manufacturer and powder.
Lots of info......enjoy..

http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/
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Be good to have some reports on ammo

Here's my experience, 1 week into having the gun. Yes, I know Kimber recommends the bigger loads, but the only personal defense loads I've shot so far are the 147gr Winchester PDX1, which fail to feed.

I didn't know this gun was going to be quite so picky.

Remington UMC 115gr target - fails to cycle
Winchester Target/Range 115gr - works reliably
Winchester Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1 147gr - sucks. Won't feed.
Winchester NATO FMJ 124gr - works reliably and has a good kick
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:58 PM   #10
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Try running some Remington golden sabers through it for a self defense round. They feed pretty good in everything I've ran them through.
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