Thinking about a 9mm for the Centerfire portion.

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Thinking about a 9mm for the Centerfire portion.

Post by Amati on 2/12/2018, 10:15 am

And I'm wondering how this round will do:

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/9mm-Remanufactured-135-gr-Berry-HBFN-950-FPS-5-Barrel-400-Bulk/productinfo/RA9-135-HBFN/

Velocity – 950 FPS  Muzzle Energy – 271 ft-lb.

Will it be soft enough for my old arm, will it be accurate enough for my old eyes or should I keep shooting Wilson's .45 LSWC in both the center fire and the .45?  
Maybe I'm just aching to build a new 1911 ....?

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Re: Thinking about a 9mm for the Centerfire portion.

Post by Chris Miceli on 2/12/2018, 10:55 am

try a 38super for CF if you want a softer centerfire. Be cautious of shooting a sub 45 cal for CF, what ever points you pickup in CF you will probably drop in 45. Depending how well you shoot the 45 to begin with.
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Re: Thinking about a 9mm for the Centerfire portion.

Post by Amati on 2/12/2018, 11:09 am

It is kind of hard to find cheap match ammo in .38 Super, no? 
And why is it softer shooting than a 9mm, I remember shooting one long ago and if memory serves it was every bit like a 10mm. Maybe I'm confused?

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Re: Thinking about a 9mm for the Centerfire portion.

Post by Wobbley on 2/12/2018, 11:18 am

Shoot your EIC gun during centerfire.  Whether it’s a 45, 9 or something else you’ll get the experience necessary to do well in EIC matches.
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Re: Thinking about a 9mm for the Centerfire portion.

Post by S148 on 2/12/2018, 11:29 am

Yes, 38 Super ammo can be a little pricey.  On the plus side, Wilson Combat's 38 Super ammo is very accurate.

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/38-Super-Bill-Wilson-Signature-Match-125-gr-Hornady-HAP-1100-FPS-5-Barrel-500-Bulk/productinfo/A38SU-125-HAP-BLK/

The recoil from any round depends on how heavily it's loaded. The Super can be as light as the 9mm, or much heavier.

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Post by robert84010 on 2/12/2018, 12:14 pm

I thought the whole wonderfulness about .38 Super was that it could be loaded to run accurately down around 770fps and use lead bullets. I can make 9mm at 1100fps for basically the cost of the bullet. Why bother? I don't consider it a high recoil round so I don't get the reason to not shoot 9mm but especially going to 38 Super using 1100fps ammo?

Amati, from what I can tell you are new to this sport and are getting caught up in the equipment race. These sub .45 cal guns are harder to shoot good scores with. Using a 45 for both CF and the 45 stage is usually a better way to start. Take the money you would of spent on another 1911 and spend that amount on .22lr ammo. You will be a far better shooter when you get through that ammo.

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Re: Thinking about a 9mm for the Centerfire portion.

Post by Amati on 2/12/2018, 1:01 pm

robert84010 wrote:   ..... from what I can tell you are new to this sport and are getting caught up in the equipment race. These sub .45 cal guns are harder to shoot good scores with. Using a 45 for both CF and the 45 stage is usually a better way to start. Take the money you would of spent on another 1911 and spend that amount on .22lr ammo. You will be a far better shooter when you get through that ammo.

Thank you Robert. Wise advice and you just saved me $$$.

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