Black Powder in a 1911

Cemetery shows us what the clean up job looks like. He recently got an AR-15, and was joking about working up a black powder .223 load. Well, maybe not joking. It’s hard to tell. If anyone was going to do it, it was going to be him. No matter how wrong it may be. But Cemetery is that kind of shooter who thinks if… working up a black powder load for whatever gun you can imagine is wrong… he doesn’t want to be right.

5 Responses to “Black Powder in a 1911”

  1. Huh, learn something new every day. Still think ultramax reloads are as close as I want to get to running black in my 1911 though.

  2. Alpheus says:

    It’s my understanding that it’s possible to get a “government-issue standard” 1911 for around $300. For black powder stuff, such a gun would probably be ideal!

    I probably wouldn’t want to use black powder in a $2500 precision commemorative 1911, though.

  3. Matthew Carberry says:

    It would be interesting to see if the “Guns of the South” BP AK stuff would actually work.

  4. persiflage says:

    A BP load for an AR in .223?? OMG the gas system….

  5. Drang says:

    Yeah, I think black powder in an AR, even an AR10, would be a Bad Idea…