The Colt 1911 .45 ACP is an American legend, one of the greatest combat handguns ever produced. Ammunition that is designated + P, is ammunition that has been loaded to a higher pressure, which will result in a higher velocity round. Shooting + P ammunition requires some getting used to, as it will result in a harder recoil.
Set up your target at the desired distance, checking to make sure that you have a safe backstop. Put on eye and ear protection.
Load a magazine with standard .45 ACP ammo, and a second one with the .45 ACP + P rounds. Make sure to keep the magazines separate; identify them so that you know which magazine holds which type of of ammunition.
Load a pistol with the standard ammo, take a stance and fire at the target.
Make sure the firing area is clear, then replace the target with a new one.
Load the magazine with the + P rounds into the pistol. Once you take your stance make sure that you have a firm grip on the pistol, the higher pressure of the + P rounds will result in a harder recoil.
Fire the + P rounds at the target. You will be able to feel the difference in the loads. If necessary tighten your grip for better shots.
Items you will need
- Colt 1911 45 ACP
- .45 ACP ammunition
- .45 ACP + P ammunition
- Eye protection
- Ear Protection
- Spotting scope or binoculars
- Two magazines
- Firing + P loads will take some getting used to, so take time between magazines.
- Always assume your weapon is loaded.
- Never point your weapon until you are ready to shoot.
- Keep you finger on the trigger guard until you are ready to fire.
- Check with the manufacturer of your weapon to make sure it is capable of handling the pressure of +P loads, some older handguns may not be able to do so.
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