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I would like to shoot steel but only have .45 caliber 1911 pistols. A power factor of less than 150 is required and no jacketed bullets. Is there a commercial lead ammo that fits? This rule seems to me to require handloads or a smaller caliber. How will such a power factor load run in a standard pistol that runs 230 hardball. JHP and 200 grain Black Hills LSWC? Will a spring change be necessary?

Thank you for your help.

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I've got loading data for such loads, if you want to give that a try. Unless you have a hard grip (tight hold) you will have to go to a lighter spring to get it to work.

I used to shoot PPC with a 1911, and carried a 596 average, but I was the only one who could shoot my .45 without stovepiping it.
 
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