The reason I ask is I am going up to Yellowstone and Glacier. I was told the 1911 would be a good carry sidearm in it had +P.Never saw the need for +P in my PT1911. The only thing I use +P in, is my wife's .357 mag. house gun. And those are .38 Special +P. She doesn't like the magnum loads.
https://www.taurususa.com/support/owners-manuals/I have never seen a statement that said +P ammo is OK to use.
Ah, now I understand a bit better.The reason I ask is I am going up to Yellowstone and Glacier. I was told the 1911 would be a good carry sidearm in it had +P.
[/QUOTE]Thanks for taking the time to look it up...no idea where my manual is.
So, to answer the OP's question, Taurus' 1911 manual says all of their .45ACP firearms are approved for +P. Personally, though, I wouldn't bother; the legendary reputation of the .45ACP was developed with standard pressure loads. When you're shooting 124 grain bullets, +P might help. When you're launching almost twice that, I don't see the need. For whatever that opinion is worth.
Sure!Has anyone used +P loads in their PT 1911? Thoughts?
wow --where to start?I do not shoot +P ammo in any of my handguns. I never have.
I have seen statements in firearm manuals that state to NOT use +P ammo.
I have never seen a statement that said +P ammo is OK to use.
With the plethora of good high quality high performance ammo on the market these days
I think pushing the limits of a firearm is unnecessary and dangerous.
That and I practice with the same ammo I use in my carry gun for obvious reasons.
I have no desire to practice with +P ammo.
ahh??-- Yea and beauty is in eye of the beer Holder!The reason I ask is I am going up to Yellowstone and Glacier. I was told the 1911 would be a good carry sidearm in it had +P.
For the 1911, 230 gr ball ammo is your best choice against bears. you don't need fancy expansion, you don't get hydrostatic shock (velocity's too low) but what you do need is penetration. what will go straight through a person usually won't make it through a bear. Also, never plan on a one shot kill. Think of the first round as getting the bear's attention. Second to slow it down enough to get a third, 4th, 5th 6th and seventh shot.
In terms of momentum, there isn't much difference. Typically 10mm does offer higher capacity though.