With its Win 1911 ammunition, Winchester has released a product that is most likely to function reliably in nearly any .45 ACP-chambered M1911 platform. It was developed specifically to function across the board in 1911s; in fact, it was tested in numerous makes and models of the much-vaunted pistol before being released to consumers. Wisely, the company offers two ballistically complementary loads: there is an economical, nickel-plated, 230-gr., flat-point full-metal-jacket round for practice and a nickel-plated, 230-gr., jacketed-hollow-point load for defensive use. The latter is “preprogrammed” (notched) to provide a 0.650”-wide maximum upset diameter, and through “soft” targets, it retains nearly 100 percent of its pre-expansion weight. The velocity for both loads is 880 f.p.s. MidwayUSA lists 50-count boxes of Win 1911 as costing $28 (full metal jacket) and $40 (jacketed hollow point). Does this sound like a load that you’ll try in your favorite M1911? Why or why not?
Winchester Win 1911 Pistol Ammunition
Although he probably didn’t plan it, when New England shirtmaker Oliver Fisher Winchester acquired the Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. in 1857 and re-named it the New Haven Arms Co., he ended up dramatically altering firearm technology, helped settle the American West and subsequently created a legacy that continues to this day.
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Although Bergmann’s products never received the notoriety of the Luger, the Broomhandle or the Colt M1911, he nevertheless set many milestones in firearm development—including making the first pistol to achieve genuine commercial success. How’s that for extraordinary?