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    1911 9MM - 115 vs. 124 grain ammo

    Finding some 124 grain plinking ammo has been a little challenging here, so I have been using mostly 115 grain FMJ in my Taurus 1911 9mm. Works OK and accuracy seemed ok. I am not a great shooter. Been shooting a long time, but just not "pressed" to tear the center out of a target.
    Well, I just started reloading to support my habit, and finally got some 124 FMJ loaded up with Winchester WSF.
    What a difference in accuracy, at least for me. I had one FTE, but I believe that to be from a case issue. Loaded up a little hotter load last night using my better brass and will see how that impacts the shooting. But the base load worked fine in the event the hotter load provides no real improvement.
    I did shoot about a half box of my 115 grain reloads back-to-back with the 124 just to see if it was me or the ammo and there was a noticeable difference in accuracy for me.

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    Re: 1911 9MM - 115 vs. 124 grain ammo

    I don't reload but do like the 124 gr ammo better in all my 9mm for accuracy. My favorite in this is RWS which is excellent IMHO.
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    Re: 1911 9MM - 115 vs. 124 grain ammo

    I like the 124 for practice when i can find it.
    most of the range and plinking (fmj) rounds in 9 MM are 115 grain though.
    RWS does make a nice round and wally world use to stock the 124 grain in RWS but that has long since past here.
    I use the Geico (Dynamit/Noble) Nato round in 124 grian now as i can still get it at a good price.
    reminds me, i need to order another case!
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    Re: 1911 9MM - 115 vs. 124 grain ammo

    Like others I prefer 124gr for self defense and as such prefer to practice with them. It can be hard to find them though. I load 124grains only and when shooting factory ammo, my local Rural King usually carries the Federal American Eagle 124 FMJ for reasonable prices, $14.99 regular and $11.99 on sale.

    Luckily for me my 9m 1911 shoots almost anything well.

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    Re: 1911 9MM - 115 vs. 124 grain ammo

    I have been loading 145 grain Wideners hardcast for my 9mm loads over 3.8 grains of Unique and found this recipe to be quite accurate,for some reason the heavier bullets seem to be more accurate than the lighter ones.Of coarse every pistol shoots different.
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