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Bakerloo
08-02-2011, 12:48 PM
Last year at Thanksgiving, I took advantage of a Black Friday sale and bought a XD45. It wasn't my first pistol, but it was my first one in 20+ years. After New Years, I decided that the .45 was expensive to feed so I bought a M&P 9mm. That was great for a while until I started reading the 1911 posts...

So, yesterday I bought a Springfield Arms Mil Spec 1911. It looks like a good platform to modify into something that is "mine." The other 2 black guns go bang every single time I squeeze the trigger, and that's a good thing. However, I really want to customize the 1911...

I know..."Cool story bro..."

Does anyone know if .45 cal ammo hgas gotten any cheaper in the last 24 hrs???

Damn you Cal Guns!

viet4lifeOC
08-02-2011, 12:52 PM
.45 ammo just got a dollar more per box as you speak.

epcii
08-02-2011, 12:57 PM
Stop buying guns for a moment and start buying reloading equipment. That's what I did.

generalpetres
08-02-2011, 12:57 PM
because you got a 1911 you will be happy to pay the extra dollar per box to feed your beast.

someR1
08-02-2011, 1:05 PM
Walmart is your friend for .45 :D

hcbr
08-02-2011, 1:15 PM
LOL it's an obsession... you got the bug again haha

absc280
08-02-2011, 1:19 PM
because you got a 1911 you will be happy to pay the extra dollar per box to feed your beast.

+1

WeaponsWorld had it $329 + $10 shipping per 1000 rounds. I think they just recently sold out.

BlackRain17
08-02-2011, 1:25 PM
Excuse my ignorance but what is it with 1911s?

ImPoster
08-02-2011, 1:29 PM
reloading is the key as others have stated

zfields
08-02-2011, 1:30 PM
Reload. 17 cents a round is very easy to get to without buying in large bulk.



The RWS stuff weaponsworld is selling is top notch stuff.

bsg
08-02-2011, 1:33 PM
i feel your pain; .45 ACP ammo is not cheap.

i'm going to get with the program and learn to reload; got to do it this coming year without further procrastination.

Peter W Bush
08-02-2011, 1:35 PM
Excuse my ignorance but what is it with 1911s?

Oh no what have you done lol. Because 1911s are a 100 year old design that still outshoot almost everything and because when you hold a 1911, a beam of light is sent down from Heaven and guides your bullet to the target. haha at least it feels that way. I miss my 1911 :angelsad2:

OP, if it makes you feel better, these guys have screwed me over even worse. I bought a cheap AK parts kit to put together at a build party. Now I have 4 AKs and 3 parts kits (and looking for more). Don't even get me started on ARs and pistols. Then theres reloading stuff.. FML.

Lead Waster
08-02-2011, 1:37 PM
Excuse my ignorance but what is it with 1911s?

People will quote a lot of stuff about history, blah blah blah, but in the end it's all about the trigger. Very very nice trigger.

jonzer77
08-02-2011, 1:43 PM
Excuse my ignorance but what is it with 1911s?

If you have to ask that question then you obviously have never fired one.

BlackRain17
08-02-2011, 1:47 PM
If you have to ask that question then you obviously have never fired one.

That's what she said? :D

15thaf5thbw
08-02-2011, 1:55 PM
Just finished a lot of 116 rounds of Zero bullet 230g JHPs COAL 1.230" behind 5.6g (98.25% of MAX) W-231 and cost me $0.17ea excluding the cost of the case.

So you spent how much on that Springer? $800? $900?

Let's see, if you had stopped with the initial 45 ACP black-gun and put say $300 of the $800 for the 1911 into reloading equipment (i.e. a single-stage press, dies, a scale, other sundry equip.) that would have left you ~$500 for components. At $0.24/round for initial re-loading costs including (1x-fired) cases (~$0.07ea from say LEO Brass) you could have loaded up ~2,000 rounds. :eek:

But since you DID buy the 1911 you're screwed now. ;) You'll shoot it and find that it's ALL THAT and then you'll only want to trick it out and maybe even get another one or two or three, etc.

Somewhere along the line drop some $ into the re-loading pool and in the long run you'll save yourself a lot of $. And, it's quite fun to boot.

Good luck and safe shooting.

Lazyme
08-02-2011, 2:06 PM
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tacticalcity
08-02-2011, 2:10 PM
The guy with a really cool private plane in his avatar is complaining he doesn't have enough money for ammo.

:nopity:

Just giving you a hard time. Cool looking plane. Need more pics of that posted.

The Virus
08-02-2011, 4:46 PM
9mm 1911............

760knox
08-02-2011, 5:02 PM
The guy with a really cool private plane in his avatar is complaining he doesn't have enough money for ammo.

:nopity:

Just giving you a hard time. Cool looking plane. Need more pics of that posted.

lol thats what I was thinking too! Maybe he could sale one of his newer acquired guns to pay for all that ammo for the new 1911:rolleyes:

fullrearview
08-02-2011, 5:26 PM
http://i587.photobucket.com/albums/ss314/Uroboros/Funny/7041Riveting_tale_chap.jpg?t=1264655248

fullrearview
08-02-2011, 5:27 PM
Sorry. Couldn't help it.

AeroEngi
08-02-2011, 5:33 PM
Excuse my ignorance but what is it with 1911s?

Oh no you didn't!

Ripon83
08-02-2011, 5:44 PM
1911 A1 22LR in addition to the 45. Practice with 550 rnds for the cost of 50.

five.five-six
08-02-2011, 5:48 PM
Excuse my ignorance but what is it with 1911s?

try one, you'll like it, be careful they are more addicting than potato chips

psango
08-02-2011, 6:27 PM
buy it 500 or 1000 rds. at a time online from ammunition to go, or cheaper than dirt. Until they ban internet sales again. Then we all better start re-loading.

massraptor
08-02-2011, 6:33 PM
ammo bros has cci blazer brass .45 acp for sale right now.

rsrocket1
08-02-2011, 8:24 PM
$0.11/shot for reloads or $0.04 to $0.06/shot if you cast.
Can't get a whole lot cheaper than that. With modest equipment, you'll recover your cost in 1000 rounds, with expensive stuff, you'll need to go through a few thousand rounds, but when you have the mindset that this is costing me no more than a rimfire to shoot, you'll go through those rounds in a hurry.

But if you think about it, you'll also be a better shot too.

45 ACP is very easy to reload and a great caliber to learn how.

DrRobert
08-02-2011, 8:55 PM
Damn, that is cheap to cast and reload yourself. If it helps "On Target" the range I go to have a pretty damn good price on 9mm (that's what I have). I believe it was about $109 for 500 or 21 cents. It was $175 I think for the 1000 round box or about 17 cents a round. I believe they just reload the ammo used there, etc. Ammo to go has good prices so do other sites. Ammo ain't cheap tho that's for damn sure.

-DR

DannyInSoCal
08-02-2011, 9:13 PM
Yep - OnTarget had 1000 .45 reloads under $300 too....

Colt-45
08-02-2011, 9:17 PM
The cheapest I've ever gotten .45 acp ammo was $15 for a box of federal at walmart about a year ago.

Munk
08-03-2011, 12:27 AM
Stop buying guns for a moment and start buying reloading equipment. That's what I did.

after I pick up another couple guns, I'll be skipping one in order to get a progressive. I'm not in the mood to feed my pistols using a rockchucker.

timmyb21
08-03-2011, 8:48 AM
Stop buying guns for a moment and start buying reloading equipment. That's what I did.
Ding Ding Ding!! Reloading will get you shooting .45acp for a lot cheaper than buying loaded ammo. Then again, if you reload, you'll just spend the same amount of money you would on loaded ammo on components to load your own, and you'll come out even (financially) with more ammo to shoot.

joefreas
08-03-2011, 8:53 AM
"Cool story bro..."


You said it, not me. :D

thenodnarb
08-03-2011, 10:28 AM
I reload .45 ACP for the cost of 9mm(about $10 a box of 50)

Plus, reloading pistol calibers is cheaper than rifle, and easier too. It requires less equipment than rifle reloading too. I've never had to trim a .45 case.
Primers go for about 3 cents each. 5 grains of WST is about perfect for .45. 7000 grains in a lb of powder. $20 or less for that powder =1400 rounds worth of powder, or about 1.5 cents each round. Lead bullets are around 4.5 cents each, and can be free if you have casting equipment and a tire shop nearby. Plated bullets are around 14 cents each, which is what I use.
I can reload 250 rounds of .45 in about 2 hours (not including vibratory cleaning time which doesn't really count). + it is enjoyable.

Start reloading!

maddoggie13
08-03-2011, 10:30 AM
Walmart UMC 250 - 45ACP for $89. Welcome back to the darkside...

Super Spy
08-03-2011, 10:38 AM
Walmart is your friend for .45 :D

Yup, my experience exactly.....and I'm getting into reloading. C&R rifle fodder first, then pistols.

Lead Waster
08-03-2011, 11:01 AM
after I pick up another couple guns, I'll be skipping one in order to get a progressive. I'm not in the mood to feed my pistols using a rockchucker.

If you reverse the order, and get the progressive first before the other "couple of guns" you'll be better served!

supersonic
08-03-2011, 11:24 AM
Stop buying guns for a moment and start buying reloading equipment. That's what I did.

THIS^^^ I bring home a 5-gallon bucket full of brass (about 25-30 pounds) every time I go to the range. 60% of that is always .45. After doing that - plus stocking up on about $300 worth of bullets (I already had an overkill surplus of powder & primers) - and I can literally go out to the garage for a leisurely hour and have more rounds of .45 than TWO can shoot in a range session........for about a YEAR! It's really nice to know that even if I am flat broke and want to shoot on any given day, ALL I have to do is the above & any of my shooting buddies will a)pick me up b)pay my range fees, and c)buy me a late lunch afterward! (usually):D

RolinThundr
08-04-2011, 7:01 AM
Excuse my ignorance but what is it with 1911s?

Rent one, you'll love it. A few years ago I said I'd never own one, then I read up on 1911s and heard my boss talking about his, then I bought one and have loved it since the first shot. It's my favorite gun. Every collection needs one...even the Glock fanboys have one.

Ezekiel2000
08-04-2011, 7:13 AM
You could always do as you have done with your black guns and buy a 9mm 1911 now too. The .45 1911 might like some company in the safe :)