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A Preferred Brand Of 9 MM For G17?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by IrishRifles, May 20, 2012.

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  1. IrishRifles

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    I know each weapon shoots various brands of ammo differently but is there one or two brands of 9 MM ammo that shoots best in a Glock 17? :dunno:
     
  2. txbirddog

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    You will find that Glocks will eat anything you feed them, they are not fussy. Factory ammo only, per Glock.

    For SD, I like CorBon.
     

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  3. bac1023

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    I mostly shoot Winchester white box ammo through all my 9mms.
     
  4. IrishRifles

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    For range use I like S&B 115g FMJ. It's a snappier round than something like PMC and I can usually pick it up locally for .20 to .22 a round.

    Dave
     
  6. AK74play

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    I have found that all 18 of my Glocks at least the ones with factory barrels seem to group the best with heavier bullets pretty much reguardless of the brand. I have them in 9mm, 357 sig, 40 s&w and 45 acp. My 17 shoots excellent with 124gr and even tighter with 147gr. I run cheapo 115gr on the range just punching paper or shooting IDPA and it's no slouch with that but in mine anyway the heavier the better. Brand has been pretty much irrelevent to any of mine except for the Barsto 357sig barrel I have for my 35, it shoots everything the same with no preferrence to weight.
     
  7. IrishRifles

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    Whats the max grain bullet you've shot in your 17 and how did it fair out?
     
  8. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    I think he answered your question. 147 grain in the largest 9mm bullet.
     
  9. AK74play

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    Yeah, like the above poster said. 147gr and it's like shooting a target pistol. I have no idea why and really dont care, but I have some Low Velosity 158gr Samson fmj and it shoots the same as the 147gr out of my 17 but at longer ranges it starts dropping pretty quick. I use it mostly in my 9mm AR.
    I have 2 G-17L's that really like it though. It does perform better in these than the 17 at longer ranges anyway. At 25yds it's about the same as the 147gr in them also.
     
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  10. IrishRifles

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    Wow, whats with the sarcasm? No... I don't think so, I asked him not you. Thats your feeling. "My 17 shoots excellent with 124gr and even tighter with 147gr", doesn't mean he hasn't shot bigger and can give the answer, thats why I asked him. Hes a grown man, he can answer for himself.
     
  11. IrishRifles

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    Thanks, I appreciate you sharing your experience and practical knowledge.
     
  12. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    147 grain is the largest 9mm bullet made, so yes, he did answer your question.
     
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  14. byf43

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    IrishRifles,
    Just a suggestion. . . . .
    A lot of responses, here on GT, tend to be light-hearted and can/will be given in jest.
    There's no need to get hostile.

    Welcome to GT.


    Now, as to what my Glock (G19) REALLY likes - CCI Blazer (aluminum) 115 fmj.
    :thumbsup:
     
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  15. I've been watching Hickok45 today, and he shoots 147g hand loads out of his 9MM
     
  16. IrishRifles

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    Nope, not getting anything at all.
    If I were you would know it.
    What your suggesting though is a bit nieve, from my experience most people are not light hearted.
    As a general rule people do mean exactly what you think they mean, especially on a forum like this one.
    No reason for someone to answer for someone else.

    Anyway...
    Is that the clean fire CCI you use?
    124 or 147 gr?
     
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  17. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    First of all. . . .??????? Your first comment. :dunno:

    As for "Clean Fire CCI". . . . never heard of it.
    The boxes state CCI Blazer.
    My first response denoted 115 gr fmj.

    I've posted this several times.
    Crappy cellphone pic. I wasn't expecting to be taking pics of targets, during this range session.
    This is what my G19 does, with that ammo, at 15 yards:

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    That is the FIRST magazine full (15 rounds), fired from that G19 Gen3!!!
    CCI Blazer. 115 gr fmj.

    My G26 Gen4 shoots that stuff quite well, and my G21 and G30SF like the .45 acp CCI Blazer, too.
     
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  18. To answer this kind of question, we would perhaps want 3 or more targets of 5 shots on each target, benchrested at 25 yards, and the average group size. We would need that information for each type of ammo tested. And that information would only hold true for that particular gun.

    I'm not sure too many people are actually doing that because I see no mention of group sizes.

    Even I haven't done extensive testing of different types of ammo, given that I can shoot this 2" group with Speer Lawman 124gr, and that is good enough for my purposes :)

    [​IMG]
     
  19. DJ Niner

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    I've also had good-to-great results with the standard CCI Blazer (aluminum-case, not Blazer Brass) in the 115 grain bullet weight. I use it a lot for shooting outdoor competitions very early and late in the year, so I don't feel a need to go digging through snowbanks to recover brass.

    I also have a closely-guarded stash of Blazer ammo with 124 grain JHP (older discontinued Gold Dot?) bullets; this ammo shoots like a match load in almost every Glock I've tried it in. I think they only made this load for a year or two (estimate), and I wish I'd have bought a truckload of it.
     
  20. WarEagle 1

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