I think I have been loading 8 rounds in my 1911 mags again and am getting jams. One range trip, both 1911s had the same jam on Federal Hi-Shok 230 grain hollow points. (the cheap shooty stuff, not the expensive hydra-shok defense rounds.)
Now this gives me consternation, as I don't want to see problems with hollow points.
But, like I said, I've been load 8 rounds recently kinda often in my Chip McCormack mags, and ONE of the jams was in a brand new magazine that has had less than 2 dozen rounds through it.
I'm glad it was both guns with similar stoppages. It may have been on the last round both times, but it was definitely the same presentation. The nose of the bullet is canted up at a severe angle and stuck between mag, feed ramp, and chamber. Minor scratches to the case, and it fires fine, after. Clearing is an issue. Tap-rack-bang is useless. You have to dump the magazine and rack the slide to clear it. So it's a pretty serious hang up that I need to get to bottom of.
I did relearn the old lesson. Just because they SAY they are 8+1, you don't necessarily believe that.
Further testing, is, of course, called for.
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