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Just bought a stainless 380 gov\'t

After looking at it at a local gun shop the last couple of weeks I finally gave in and bought an excellent condition Stainless Steel Colt .380 Government, I get to pick it up next week. It has an RSxxxx serial number and it has the yellow spring clip in the mag well. I plan on calling Wolff at the first of the week and order a kit to change out the springs and will probably sooner or later make a full length spring guide and matching end plug since the McDougals aren't available. Is the full length rod guide necessary or does the standard guide work ok. I can probably duplicate the plastic guide in stainless but the full length one could be harder. Can anyone give advice as to any problems such as jamming or mis-feeding I should know about? I checked the slide stop and it seemed to fit ok and from the feel of it there is a spring detent or something as it seemed to lightly snap into place when fully seated.
Are there any loads I should avoid with this particular model? I thought I would try Federal Hydro-Shoks (first choice?) or Speer Gold Dots and perhaps Cor-Bon. I thought about Silver Tips but I am thinking that there is something better now.
Lastly, I need a manual for my pistol. Does anyone know if Colt will send me one?


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Re: Just bought a stainless 380 gov\'t

Thanks, I called them and one is on the way.

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Sorry sceva I couldn't give you more info on the loads.

I do own a 380 Gov't but have not gotten around to firing it yet, so I have no idea what feeds best or what shoots best. So if anyone answers your questions, we will both benefit. I just went out and bought some generic so called factory reloaded 95 gr hardball (from a gun show) to have on hand when the time comes to try it out. It was Federal brass and was only $5.95 a box.
 

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Re: Just bought a stainless 380 gov\'t

Hardball should work great, I will be trying some Speer gold dots, Federal Hydra-shocks, probably some Cor-bon's in mine as soon as I can get around to trying them. When I do I will report back.

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