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ammo reliability?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by magister, May 10, 2006.

  1. magister

    magister

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    how many rounds do i have to fire so i can assume that a particular type of ammo would be reliable for my pistol? 200 ba talaga? my intention is to use hollow points for home defense and of course i'd like to be 100% sure that i won't experience any problem with whatever jhp load i choose. besides the hollow points kasi are a bit expensive and my wife will throw me out of the house if she finds out the true costs involved in this hobby. :crying:
     
  2. casmot

    casmot Re membered

    Shoot 200 rounds or more of factory load FMJ to check your pistol. Shoot it one at a time, double tap, and shoot it as fast as you can with change mags.

    But for ammo reliability, feeding, ejection, and for economy about 50 rounds I think would be enough.
     


  3. mikey177

    mikey177 Remember

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    IMO, you don't have to shoot the 200 rounds of JHP all in one sitting. You could do as casmot suggested and try just 50 rounds to test initial reliability. Then, every month, you could shoot two magazines of your JHP carry load to keep yourself accustomed to the different recoil and muzzle blast characteristics of the ammo vis-a-vis FMJ or reloads.

    Moreover, you should be buying new boxes of carry ammo regularly, say every quarter or semester, so that after a year or so, you swap out your old carry ammo and put in a fresh batch. Then you can use up your old JHPs at the range during practice.

    Shooting is really a costly "hobby," but I look at it this way, on a monthly basis:

    • 30 rounds of JHPs - P1,800
    • two target boards and lots of patching tape - P50
    • range fee - P100
    • having the confidence to shoot accurately and stay alive - priceless :)
     
  4. magister

    magister

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    am almost done breaking in the pistol with the mandatory 200 rounds of fmj. it's just that it breaks the bank to go through another cycle of factory ammo to test reliability. i guess 20 to 30 rounds a month would be ok. hey, i'd be done in about a year! :supergrin:
     
  5. st. matthew

    st. matthew c_w@_u_need_2_c

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    OT. guys tumaas na ba prices ng ammo dyan?
    how much does a 9mm and a .40 cal na fmj cost ngayon?
    thanks!
     
  6. isuzu

    isuzu

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    Don't worry about your PT92 of not being feed-reliable. It will "digest" almost any kind of 9mm ammo. I purposely underloaded several rounds with only 3.0 grains of VV N310 and 124 LRN. Fired it on my wife's PT 92. That was enough to cycle the Taurus.
     
  7. toxic

    toxic

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    ditto


    but if you still want to ratrat, pa reload mo na lang sir yung brass mo ng fmj or HP sa stronghand.
    Less expensive compared to the factory ammo.
     
  8. MR_BIG

    MR_BIG

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    man, tumaas na fmj reload sa armscor, its 8 bukos na a pop
     
  9. "how many rounds do i have to fire so i can assume that a particular type of ammo would be reliable for my pistol? 200 ba talaga?"

    One round ; arguably even zero rounds. If you have a revolver. Ah, peace of mind.
     
  10. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

    But really this is just another lousy reason to go to the range. HEHEHEHE. Peace bro.
     
  11. mikey177

    mikey177 Remember

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    Hehe. Any excuse to go to the range is a good excuse :supergrin:
     
  12. charlie-xray

    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    +1000 ako sa sinabi mo mikey177 shooting reliably is indeed priceless.


     
  13. charlie-xray

    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    toxic, yun bang factory ammo ko na armscor fmj pwede kong ipa-reload yung brass ko into fmj ulit mga magkano kaya? at saka saan? at saka considered malinis na ammo pa rin itongf magiging reload diba kasi glock 23 gamit ko at medyo iniingatan ko barrel ko.


     
  14. casmot

    casmot Re membered

    I'm not toxic, but, yes you can have your brass reloaded using a FMJ head, lead, copper plated, etc. That's called as a "once fired brass". :supergrin: You can have it reloaded at armscor, PB dionisio, true weight, etc. Or with your friendly BoG reloader. Calling Judge...

    If you're talking about the head in "malinis na ammo", yes, FMJ heads are clean. But if you're talking about the powder, well it depends on the powder the reloader will be using. :)