Silverfox44 wrote:I need some advice. I recently purchased a Kimber 1911 Ultra. I took it to the indoor range yesterday for the first time. The range where I purchased the gun sold me (SPEER LAWMAN 45 AUTO 230 GR GOLD DOT HP). I loaded 3 magazines 7 shots ea. Upon racking the first round I noticed that it took two times to actually get the round in the chamber. I pulled the trigger bullet went down range , slide came back and stopped. It would not load the 2nd round. After talking with the range instructor he advised trying different ammo. I purchased a box of LELLIER & BELLOT FMJ RN .45.
The ammo worked perfect.
Since I am new to 1911's could someone suggest what type of target indoor range ammo to buy and what brand of duty ammo.
The range instructor suggested I purchase Winchester .45 silvertip.
If you could lead me to the correct site I would appreciate it.
1911's are notorious for not liking all JHP ammo, especially when they are new.
I suggest that you shoot several hundred rounds of ball ammo, (FMJ) through your gun BEFORE you try any JHP.
I carry Winchester 230 grain JHP because they are nearest in shape to the ball ammo I practice with, and I have never had a problem with them.
If the problem persists, take the gun back to your dealer and have him check it out.
I have a .357 Magnum revolver that doesn't like Sellier & Bellot ammo. go figure.