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I have recently purchased a Kimber Stainless Target II, in 9mm, for my wife to compete in IPSC Classic matches.

We both mainly shoot IPSC Production, using CZ SP01 Shadows. Our reloading formula for the CZ's uses a 124gn FP projectile and an overall length of about 1.1" (28mm).

I'm aware, that generally speaking that 1911's prefer round nose projectiles, however I've been told that newer 1911's - especially the 9mm models - are a lot more forgiving these days. As I really do not want to change my reloading press setup, if I can avoid it, I was wondering how others have got on shooting a flat point projectile through their Stainless Target II.

For the record, the projectiles we are, are these ones, in 124 gn:
http://www.frontierbullets.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/CMJ-Flat-Point-9mm.jpg
 

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Welcome BuckoNZ to the forum from NY. have you been having a problem shooting flat points? I reload for my .45 and it will eat anything that I throw at it. round point. wc. swc.
 

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By the way those are some nice looking clubs you have there!!
 

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Welcome to the group.

I don't see any reason your new gun would have any problem with those rounds. As I'm sure you are aware, a nice polish on the feed ramp can do wonders toward a guns digestion.
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois BuckoNZ. Let me state right up front that I don't have a Kimber chambered in 9mm. I believe the problem that some 1911's demonstrate loading a flat nosed bullet is partially because of the larger diameter .45. I do have friends that shoot 1911's chambered for 9mm, one of them reloads and they both shoot wadcutters and semi wadcutters and I've never heard of either of them having any problems with them. I think with the smaller diameter 9mm there is less chance of the bullet hanging up. Since you already bought the gun and have the reloads why not just give them a try.
 

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Welcome to the party. Pull up a chair, a cold one and enjoy yourself.
 

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Thanks for the welcome and the comments.

The pistol is on order - we don't actually have it yet - so we aren't experiencing a specific issue. However by the sound of things, the Kimber should shoot our reloads with FP projectiles just fine.

When the gun arrives, we'll give it a go and advise.
 

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Thanks for the welcome and the comments.

The pistol is on order - we don't actually have it yet - so we aren't experiencing a specific issue. However by the sound of things, the Kimber should shoot our reloads with FP projectiles just fine.

When the gun arrives, we'll give it a go and advise.
And don't forget to post pictures, we love pictures.
 

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Thanks for the welcome and the comments.

The pistol is on order - we don't actually have it yet - so we aren't experiencing a specific issue. However by the sound of things, the Kimber should shoot our reloads with FP projectiles just fine.

When the gun arrives, we'll give it a go and advise.
Looking forward to your report. Until your new gun arrives, don't be a stranger!
 

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Hi All,

Just a quick note to advise that the pistol has finally arrived in New Zealand. Unlikely to get the range with it for a couple of weeks, however when I do, I'll be sure to place an update on here with how I got on.

Cheers,
BuckoNZ
 

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Welcome back...
It's been a long time since we heard from you..{February}
Good luck and have a great Tuesday since it's 12:22 in the afternoon there...:)
 

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Thank you keeping us updated BuckonNZ I'm looking forward to your range report.
 

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Good to hear from you! As has been said, keep us up on how it performs at the range.
 

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I stuck with lead round nose from MO Bullet Company. I think SmallBall is what I use. They shoot great so I've never tried a flat point.
 

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I missed this thread. I have run those Frontier 124 bullets in my Kimber Team Match with no issue. I use Metalform Elite 10 round mags and IMR 700x powder.

Although I usually use Montana Gold bullets. I just used the Frontiers during the shortage. But I pushed 2000 of those through the gun. And I only clean the pistol every 1-2k.
 

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Hey Ya'll!!

Welcome to the forum from Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, Hawaii (Usually from beautiful downtown Monroe, Georgia! But I'm hangin' with my grandkids in Hawaii!)

Enjoy that new Kimber. Let us know how it performs at the range. Be safe and send us some pictures.

Nice to here from down under!!;););)
 

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Small update... the wife put about 50 of the FP 9mm rounds we reloaded for our CZ pistols through her new Kimber Stainless Target II. Generally speaking they went well. She had three FTF and on investigation, each of these rounds were ever so slightly shorter than the rest. The gun is far from broken in yet, so early days.
 
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