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I took my nightstand pistol out and ran 2 mags of Sig 200g VCrowns out and did pretty well at 8 yds. I played with my grip and had 4 rounds out a bit. I am going to run a mag thru my 5.56 and a few thru my 20 GA. Auto loader. Just to make sure everything is ready at a moments notice.
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Good looking Pistol!
Thanks Michael, I have 2 of these Sig Nightmare Carries and they have both been 100% since new. I can't figure out which one is more accurate, so I kept them both LOL I added this TLR 6 to it for night use if needed and It stays by the bedside. I have had them since 2013 or so and just don't want to sell one. Mike at MD Grips made the bark on Elk grips and they are just right.
I carry the other one as my #1 go to.
 

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ALL of those bullet holes are "DRT"-probable, if they land in center mass.
MY HD and EDC load does not use V-Crowns, but I would expect them to work perfectly well, if appropriately directed and pushed fast enough.

I've been using the SAECO #58 215 gr. SWC-PC, over 7.0/Unique. The chronograph gave me 912 + 26 f/s, which is close to the old Jeff Cooper load. There's room to go faster, but this load is accurate, controllable, and does not depend on expansion for its fight-stopping effect (in truth, I guess no .45 ACP round DOES).
I guess one of the nicer things about the .45 ACP is that, if a round is powerful enough to reliably operate the slide, it's powerful enough PLUS some, for "social work".
Your pistol is gorgeous.
 
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Thank you Kosh, My range load is 5.4g 231 and Summers 200g H&G68 clones, It is accurate in all my 45s and I do not feel undergunned with them or any 45 loads including 230 ball. I have been shooting this combo for several years now and just looked, I am getting about 890 fps in my 41/4" barrels. I intend to load some with Unique as I have lbs of it on hand as well. Thanks for your info.
 

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I have 2 of these Sig Nightmare carries, My first one was picked out by a good buddy in Montana that had just retired from the Seals. He picked over a dozen 1911s and put this one in my hand and said it is all I would ever need if I just had one 1911 in my life. He looked over several Colts, Kimbers and Springfields and chose this one.
 

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Practicing for what... a really nasty food fight? :poop:
 
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I haven't been shooting much lately and decided I needed to do a function check on my nightstand home defense pistol. It is pretty out and I just grabbed it and shot both full mags. It is doing just fine. My practice needs to increase substantially. lol and practice for a trip to Berryville in a couple months. 4 days of shooting and I am looking forward to it.
 

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I haven't been shooting much lately and decided I needed to do a function check on my nightstand home defense pistol. It is pretty out and I just grabbed it and shot both full mags. It is doing just fine. My practice needs to increase substantially. lol and practice for a trip to Berryville in a couple months. 4 days of shooting and I am looking forward to it.
Lucky you! It's 23° at my place...way too cold.
 

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I resemble that remark (speaking of food) :(

In another vein, I always told my students "practice does not make perfect - it makes permanent; if you practice getting killed, you can get really good at getting killed!"

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I spent most of my life flirting with that. I raised and trained horses most of my life and broke most of my bones at one point or another. Horses, motorcycles etc. I am really good at staying alive. Lots of practice.....All 14 of my shots done off the cuff so to speak were fight enders. I was mostly pleased, Mostly! Always room for improvement. I have reworked my grip and it is a work in progress. I was using the flat pad between my first and second knuckles on the front strap. Now I am taking a deeper grip with the 2nd joint on the FS and am getting a better grip. Now my medium triggers seem too short. Front strap checkering isn't so important to me now
 
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