Titegroup or Not?

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Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

I’ve been using Titegroup for over 15 years, and it’s one of my primary powders. I’ve not experienced any problems with it. But I haven’t done a lot of chronograph work with my pistol loads. Maybe next year. My go-to powders for 9mm, 38/357 and 45acp are Titegroup, HP38, Universal and lately Unique. Good luck with your testing.


Titegroup is a good powder but it does burn a little hot. I have seen reports of it burning off the coating on the base of the bullets but have never seen any proof. The other thing to be aware of in 45ACP it leaves a lot of room in the case so it does not fill the case well. Which could lead to sporadic accuracy in my limited testing. Meaning if you hold the pistol up where the powder is sitting right on top of the primer and slowly bring it down you will see one speed across the… Read more »