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Ever since I got my PT 1911 45 the only primers I've been able to get is FEDERAL large pistol primers at the LGS I've been using. I would normally use CCI primers but some times you just got to settle for what you can get.
From the time I started loading for the 45 ACP I would always find 4 or 5 cases that the primer had come out of the case I've Done everything I could think of to figure it out.Then I came across some CCI 300'sand started loading with them and so far no primers popping out, I even need to use a little more muscle when pushing the handle up to insert the primer I think the problem has been resolved. I've used federal before in my 9mm and 40 S&W with no problems at all. I'll keep plugging away with the CCI and I'll know for sure.
Has anyone else ever had this problem
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Don't remember using Federal. Winchester is my preferred, but I've been finding a lot of CCI lately.
 
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Interesting problem. Is it used brass? Maybe it's just worn out! I have not heard of primers falling out. I have only been loading for about 6+ years and have never used anything but CCI SPP, LPP, and SRP.

I know it can be financially difficult to order a lot of products on line but if you can manage, with a friend or 2, order products on line and get what you want for a good price.
 

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Thanks, now I don't know what to do. I've been using S&B primers in everything for over a year and they have performed flawlessly. Unfortunately there seems to be a supply problem with them recently and no one has them. Now I've run into an issue with Winchester primers feeding in my Lee Pro 1000 press and my PT92C just hates CCI primers. So my next move was to try Federal pistol primers as I've found a somewhat local shop that has them in stock by the 5k case.

What to do?
 
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Federals are my favorite for the lightened springs that are the norm in SASS Cowboy Action Shooting. CCI's are too hard and don't go bang like the Feds.
 

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Federals are my favorite for the lightened springs that are the norm in SASS Cowboy Action Shooting. CCI's are too hard and don't go bang like the Feds.
yep!
a lot of people use Federal in altered guns, especially competition guns.
Personally I don't like Federal cause I would need to add a room to have enough space to store the things in the size boxes they come in.
I am pretty much a CCI--Winchester type primer guy myself.
 

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I normally use CCI b but the only large pistol primers I've been able to get has been federal. I've used their small pistol and small rifle primers with no problems. I found some CCI primers that I got from my neighbor and the problem went away but I still have about 3500 FEDERAL primers left its just a weird problem at first I thought it was The cases as they are once fired but now I believe it is the primers I'll try opening a different box and try them. When I first started using the CCI primers I could feel the difference in the force used to seat the primers so I'LL I do believe it is the primers
 

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If you have an Academy anywhere near you, try them. The one in Victoria, Texas is loaded up with CCI primers.

Or, you could order a bunch and pay the hazmat fee.
 
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muddcatt54, I normally sort by headstamp unless I an loading all the odds'n ends that I have. By sorting I have found that some brands do have looser primer pockets than others as they take little to no force to seat them. So that is something you might want to give a thought to. Find the case brands with the tightest pockets and load those Federals in them.
 
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yep!
a lot of people use Federal in altered guns, especially competition guns.
Personally I don't like Federal cause I would need to add a room to have enough space to store the things in the size boxes they come in.
I am pretty much a CCI--Winchester type primer guy myself.

I will use WLP primers when I cannot find Feds and you are correct about the size of the Federal boxes TOO BIG! Are you listening Federal?
 
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I will use WLP primers when I cannot find Feds and you are correct about the size of the Federal boxes TOO BIG! Are you listening Federal?
Pretty sure it has to do with DOT/ USCG (haz mat-- people) that require that size package and extra deadening material due to the sensitivity of the Federal primers.
that's usually what determines reguired packaging, even in poisonous gases and atomic materials.
ever been sitting at a rail road crossing and observed the placards and what is running up and down the tracks?
 
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