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Old 02-16-2010, 01:58 AM   #1
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I've had my Hi-Point .45 for a few months. I've had it at the range 3 times and it has performed well. The problem I have is that it does not seem to like hollow point ammo. With FMJ ammo I've had like 1 jam every 100 rounds. I've tried hollow points twice with very poor results - jam, jam, jam...

I first tried Winchester JHP 230 grain. Then I tried Winchester Silvertip 185 grain. Neither worked well.

Any thoughts on hollow point that might work better?

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Old 02-16-2010, 02:18 AM   #2
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Mine liked Federal 230gr Hydrashoks right out of the box. The few spear gold dots I had worked OK too. Mine didn't like Winchester that well either. But it's still in it's breakin period due to cheap ammo availability.

How are the hollow points jamming. Nose up, nose down, stovepipe. Also hows the feed ramp look.



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Old 02-16-2010, 02:34 AM   #3
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Try powerball, it has a plastic ball in the hollow point, and has worked in some of my picky pistols. 8)

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Old 02-16-2010, 03:11 AM   #4
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Try powerball, it has a plastic ball in the hollow point, and has worked in some of my picky pistols. 8)
+1. I also use Hornady and Speer. Also, +P Hollow points seem to work well.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:33 PM   #5
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Mine won't eat anything but Federal 185gr jhp. Loves em!

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Old 02-17-2010, 01:59 AM   #6
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The jams happen nose up. The feed ramp looks good.

When I first bought my Hi-Point 9mm, I had jamming problems. A combination of polishing the ramp and putting a few hundred rounds through it fixed things.

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Old 02-17-2010, 02:30 PM   #7
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Mag ears. Bend the front ears in till they just slightly touch the brass as the round slides forward. If it scars the brass at all, polish the inside of the ears with scotchbrite or the equivalent.

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Old 02-17-2010, 02:53 PM   #8
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same stuff
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:14 PM   #9
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my jhp 45 loves federal fmj 230 grain and my hunting and defense round is remington express 185 grain jhp rounds they are a little more but what jhp round isnt. my jhp has had no failures of any kind.

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Old 02-21-2010, 03:07 PM   #10
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My JHPs will jam, rarely, if I'm not gripping the weapon correctly. My suggestion, hold on tight.

In making hand-loads with 230 XTP bullets (hollow points) I did find that they wouldn't even load into the mag at maximum length. About 7/100 under max and they feed and shoot like a dream.

Experiment with different ammo. Hold on tight. Modify your firearm as an absolute last resort.

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