Originally Posted by Mark
You do need to run premium ammo in your 41. I don't know how to explain this other than to describe "promotional" ammo.
CCI Blazer, Winchester Wildcat, Remington Thunderbolt, etc., etc., are examples of promotional ammo. The issues with this type of ammo are among other things, the thinness of the casing. Rounds get kind of a rough ride in a semi auto, and coupled with the match tolerances of your 41, just don't feed reliably. It seems a shame you have to pay a premium for the part of the cartridge that gets swept up, but in a 41, you do.
Once you find a premium cartridge you 41 likes, expect to be amazed. By premium, I don't mean the .22's that sell for 25 cents a shot, but good quality ammo. Don't get frustrated here, just remember the fun is finding out.
Thank you to everyone who responded. All great insights.
You're right, Mark. Much of the fun is in the finding out and that is where I am at with this sport--trying to find out how to get the most out of my shooting. I know, practice, practice, practice is the most important element. But, besides that, fine-tuning your tools is part of it, too.
I want to keep my '41 as stock as possible and besides keeping it in great shape, the only thing I can think of to improve on it is the choice of ammo. Never mind my originally mentioned issue with jamming, the thought occured to me about the ultimage round for this particular brand and model of gun.
So, out of all the good quality rounds out there, is there one in particular that stands out as being a favorite of the '41? No doubt I'm nit-picking here, but I was just wondering.
Originally Posted by Tom
...Some of the match/standard speed stuff is too light to function the heavy slide of the 41. That stuff functions in my Ruger MK II Competition, though.
You know, Tom, you just said something interesting here: the issue of a light-weight casing. I didn't even think of that. Of course, it could have been the fact that the original crap that was giving me the trouble was lead. Since I switched to copper, no more jams. But, maybe a combination of factors.
Anyway, I've jotted down all your suggestions of ammo and will be getting a sampling of each of them for testing.
Anyway, thanks to all who responded