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Old 05-24-2019, 5:46 AM
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Most ammunition available online is accompanied by 'reviews', but does anyone here have anything, good, bad, or ugly, to say about these products?

115gr, FMJ, brass

- Winchester (Service grade)

- Winchester (White Box)

- Blazer

- Fiocchi
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Old 05-24-2019, 5:56 AM
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I use mostly Fiocchi and S&B for plinking, no problems.
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Old 05-24-2019, 5:59 AM
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Most ammunition available online is accompanied by 'reviews', but does anyone here have anything, good, bad, or ugly, to say about these products?

115gr, FMJ, brass

- Winchester (Service grade)

- Winchester (White Box)

- Blazer

- Fiocchi
My ruger P95 does not shoot Blazer Brass 9mm ammo well at all. I find it dirty and inaccurate in my gun.

Here are ten rounds of Winchester White Box 9mm 115 grain FMJ from my Ruger PC Carbine at 25 yards. I like this ammo a lot and the brass is great for reloading.



If you're looking for economical 115 grain ammo, check out the Remington UMC 9mm 115gr JHP. It performs great in my guns with good accuracy and reliable expansion. Check out the reviews for it on YouTube.
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They all go bang!
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Blazer and American Eagle are my favorite in my P226 and Glock. Burns clean. I am not accurate enough to discern differences in accuracy or fliers.

I have Fiocchi but it isn't my favorite because it tends to be a little bit on the hot side. On my p226 or Glocks it doesn't matter, but if I am shooting my PM9 or 290RS then I prefer something less hot.

YMMV but Winchester has the most fouling for me, so it is my least favorite. But if it is on sale, I have no problem shooting Winchester White box.
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Shoot all that without issue.

Don't get me started on Tula Brass
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I shoot a ton of federal from walmart, works great.
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This /\. I buy whatever is cheapest.
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I’m sorry, but I'm a Tulammo and Blaser aluminum fan!
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They all do go bang. Just up the cleaning and you will be fine.
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Winchester and American...thousands and thousands of rounds...no issues.
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Most ammunition available online is accompanied by 'reviews', but does anyone here have anything, good, bad, or ugly, to say about these products?

115gr, FMJ, brass

- Winchester (Service grade)

- Winchester (White Box)

- Blazer

- Fiocchi
All of those are good to go for me
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Old 05-24-2019, 9:03 AM
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they are all good especially from big companies like Fed, Win, Rem, S&B , Magtech, Blazer, all excellent!

I dont like to use TULA 9mm because it's steel jacketed plus steel cased, I never liked using steel jacketed bullets in a high quality gun like a HK , SIG , Glock, etc

but have no problem using steel jacketed ammo in a com bloc pistol like a Tokarev, Makarov.

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Most ammunition available online is accompanied by 'reviews', but does anyone here have anything, good, bad, or ugly, to say about these products?

115gr, FMJ, brass

- Winchester (Service grade)

- Winchester (White Box)

- Blazer

- Fiocchi

Can't speak for the others, but Blazer Brass 115 gr FMJ delivers groups of 3 inches or less at 12.5 yards with my CZ 75 SP-01. Consequently, I have two cases of the stuff now.
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I've shot a lot of various 9mm ammo in my SA 1911, much of it discount branded, reloads, some premium stuff.

As long as it's FMJ it all shot 100%.

Come to think of it, the 9mm 1911 seems more forgiving of hollow points than my .45 1911...
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115gr, FMJ, brass

- Winchester (Service grade)

- Winchester (White Box)

- Blazer

- Fiocchi
No issues at all with any of these brands, they all shoot fine. I like TULA as well, no issues at all.
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Most ammunition available online is accompanied by 'reviews', but does anyone here have anything, good, bad, or ugly, to say about these products?

115gr, FMJ, brass

- Winchester (Service grade)

- Winchester (White Box)

- Blazer

- Fiocchi
I have used all on your list and all have been good to go for me.
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:20 PM
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I just tried a couple boxes of Fiocchi 9mm and like the flash and feel of it , seems to be full power ammo, very reliable.
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I'm a reloader. I sort 9mm brass by headstamp and weight, size and trim to uniformity, use match grade primers and sort projectiles by weight and color. If there is an imperfection, I throw it away. When I assemble the cartridges, I pay attention to ambient temps and humidities. I weigh each individual charge 3 times, and use tweezers to pick up individual powder kernels to make sure I am getting a precise weight. I can't afford a mistake...

Nothing but the best for my Hi Point.


LOL, kidding...

I do roll my own, but if I am buying factory, I buy whatever is on sale. I will say that the only failure I have had with factory ammo was WWB, but I am sure it was a fluke (failure to feed, out of spec round...wouldn't chamber in multiple 9mm pistols)

For reloading, I use scrounged brass and Bayou Coated or X-Treme Plated projectiles.
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Old 05-24-2019, 5:05 PM
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Thanks for your time Gents, much appreciated.

Now it's Order Time.
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I have used...in order of preference:

Federal
MagTech
Rem UMC

All work well, but the Remington is little dirtier than the others.
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Old 05-24-2019, 7:19 PM
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All of those are good to go for me
Same here!
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Whatever is cheap. My glock eats tulammo so that's what I feed it. My sig p320 m17 like blazer and Winchester
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Old 05-24-2019, 8:14 PM
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Took white box to a class rather than my reloads to prevent what took place with white box ammo.
In one magazine load I had 3 rounds that didn't go bang. Tried them in another attendees gun and silence...needless to say I haven't used white box since.
My factory choice since has been Federal.
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Nope, used all 4 with no worries.
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You getting it locally? I haven’t found any deals.
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The brands you mentioned are the exact ones I probably use the most for plinking with my 9mm's. I have never had any issues with any of them.
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I stopped using Winchester and Remington as they produced far more powder residue and crud accross all their calibers. But both always worked well outside being the posterchildren for dirty ammo. If you dont mind that, good to go.

I like Fiocchi in stock gun. Its on the higher end of the standard power range, accurate, and runs clean. However, it has harder primer so it can be a problem if you like lighter striker springs. Doest seem to be as problematic to lighter sprung hammer guns.

Blazer is good on sale. Lower end of the power range.

Magtech, S&B, MEN and PMC are pretty good. S&B have slighty harder primers.

US support for Magtech and S&B(same company) are outstanding and stand behind their product.

Nonexistent support for IMI and PMC. They have numbers and emails but they will not get back to you if you have bad batches of ammo.

There is a reason Midway is always trying to get rid of the IMI junk ammo. Yes I have run it, and it usually works. But before the fanbois cry foil some searches will find they are notorious for several bad runs. Zero standards. I have had some way under powered 7.62 NATO that could not cycle actions.

So they are the only ones I would warn against (and put on a do not fly list) simply because you are SOL if you have it due to lack of support.
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Old 05-25-2019, 8:27 AM
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I mostly stick to Fiocchi, S&B, or LAX 115gr for plinking.

Blazer, Magtech, and PMC is good to go as well.

Personally I stay away from WWB... IMO, it shoots really dirty compared to the others.

Accuracy is hard to measure as it all pretty much performs the same for me (I’ll never go out passed 25yrds with the pistols.

I easily consume well over 1K a month through a P229, P226, or the Jericho 941.

Just my two cents.
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Old 05-25-2019, 8:28 AM
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S&B is some of the cleanest but my guns shoot them all fine. I do avoid steel cases.
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