Hi guys. I have no experience what so ever with loading my own, but I have a load in mind that I'm wondering about. However, I don't know if it is possible. What I have in mind would be suitable (though maybe on the weak side) for critter control out of a 1911. I would be very interested in a .45acp round loaded with hard cast pills of somewhere between 230 & 260 grains at 1000 fps. Basically duplicating the most powerful standard pressure .45colt rounds. Now I realize that this would have to be +P or +P+, which is doable. I'm just affraid the OAL of the cartridge would be too long with such bullets. Does anyone with reloading experience know if such a round is possible? I think it would make a decent "woods round" for black bear and mountain lion. I know it wouldn't be ideal, but it would up the anti of the .45acp and could be carried in our beloved 1911. If anyone can load such a round, You may be able to make a little money selling it to fellow mwmbers such as myself :wink:.